WorldViews: Japan


Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 03/28/2014

This is why Germany doesn’t want China anywhere near Berlin’s holocaust memorial

Why Germany doesn’t want China anywhere near a holocaust memorial

By Adam Taylor  |  11:39 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Berlin, China, Germany, Japan, World War II

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Japan and South Korea can’t even cooperate over peacekeeping in South Sudan

It may be the ultimate symbol of why two countries that have so much to gain from cooperation almost never do.

By Max Fisher  |  01:27 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan, South Korea

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Why did China impose an ‘air defense zone’ that was so likely to fail?

The most plausible case may be that Beijing wanted to boost its internal legitimacy.

By Max Fisher  |  12:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Japan

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 11/07/2013

I toured the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant. This is what I saw.

Tepco’s Fukushima Daiichi facility is isolated and silent, with no clear sign of the problems occurring out of sight.

By Chico Harlan  |  11:49 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 10/25/2013

This map shows the 7.3 magnitude quake that just hit off Japan’s coast

It’s not considered a major threat but is an eery reminder of the March 2011 quake.

By Max Fisher  |  01:53 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

A lack of interest in romantic relationships is setting off a demographic time-bomb that threatens all of us.

By Max Fisher  |  04:40 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/10/2013

This surprising chart shows which countries own the most U.S. debt

It also proves that China is not really "America's banker."

By Max Fisher  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Japan

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Chinese army-designed video game lets players fight Japan for the Diaoyu Islands

Players will "use their weapons to tell the Japanese that 'Japan must return our stolen territory!'" according to a press release.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  06:32 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Japan

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 07/24/2013

The case for Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan

The reported choice is surprising, but her family legacy and gender equality work are real assets.

By Max Fisher  |  04:39 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 07/16/2013

An interactive map of the world's best and worst airports for flight delays

Japan's airports are the most reliable, China's the least, the U.S. does pretty well and the big surprise is in India.

By Max Fisher  |  02:23 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, India, Japan, Maps

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Japanese girl group sings about Abenomics, sets hemlines by the Nikkei

The group's name literally translates as "Economic Conditions on the Streets of Japan."

By Caitlin Dewey  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Eerie photos of deserted island that was once most densely populated place on Earth

At its height, Gunkanjima had more people per square kilometer than Mumbai and Hong Kong.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:16 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 05/18/2013

Japanese leader revives dark memories of imperial-era biological experiments in China

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's photo op in a plane marked "731," intentional or not, infuriated former victims.

By Max Fisher  |  01:34 PM ET, 05/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Japan

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Japanese Web users debate whether politician was right to call wartime sex slavery 'necessary'

The mayor of Osaka, a rising star in the country’s nationalist movement, made provocative comments excusing wartime abuses.

By Max Fisher  |  06:31 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The real roots of China-Japan tensions

A prominent historian argues that China is struggling for a post-Mao ideology and Japan is bristling against U.S. dominance.

By Max Fisher  |  09:32 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Japan, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Japan's no-apology diplomacy: Why a small Tokyo shrine is causing big trouble in Asia

The imperial-era shrine is infuriating Japan's neighbors, and not without reason.

By Max Fisher  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Japan, South Korea

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Here's the Japanese rock song so offensive it took North Korea's focus off U.S.

"Slashing Koreans," by the far-right band Scramble, urges violence against the elderly survivors of Japanese sex slavery.

By Max Fisher  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan, North Korea, South Korea

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Actually, the Kennedys have a storied history of diplomacy with Japan

Caroline Kennedy's possible appointment as ambassador to Tokyo might make more sense than you'd think.

By Max Fisher  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Video: Japanese April Fool's prank mocks Americans for being loud and lazy

A fake ad shows an American who gets a little too excited about some new technology.

By Max Fisher  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, Japan

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Four reasons Japan still hasn't broken its nuclear addiction

A new poll finds most Japanese oppose nuclear power, but the politics are trickier than you might think.

By Chico Harlan  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Google Street View maps ghost town evacuated after Fukushima

Twenty thousand people have fled the town of Namie since the Daiichi nuclear meltdown two years ago

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:07 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Japan is celebrating its 27th annual Cat Day today, also known as Nyan Nyan Nyan day

How the holiday got started and how it's observed today.

By Max Fisher  |  12:48 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Today's reads: Anger and shame in Syria, the Fox News of China

A moving essay on Syria's psyche and other must-reads of the day.

By Max Fisher  |  08:58 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Japan, Syria, Today's Reads

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Today's reads: Japan's growing militarism, how Saudi Arabia staves off revolution

The first of a new, daily feature on the articles I'm reading and why they matter.

By Max Fisher  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Japan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/28/2013

How Japan's revolutionary school lunches helped slow the rise of child obesity

The country has had remarkably success in resisting a global trend of worsening childhood nutrition.

By Max Fisher  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Last-minute holiday idea: Do-it-yourself Japanese-style gift wrapping

You can put together this present for the world traveler with just a bottle of wine and some decorative paper.

By Max Fisher  |  03:37 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/14/2012

The Japan lesson: Can America learn from the country that has almost zero gun deaths?

Thousands of Americans, including those at Sandy Hook Elementary, are killed by guns every year. Japan has almost zero gun-related deaths, but it came at a cost.

By Max Fisher  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, Japan

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Map: Which of the world's monarchies allow female royal succession

The remaining royal families are about split on the issue of whether to allow women to the throne, with some debating it heatedly.

By Max Fisher  |  01:10 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bahrain, belgium, Bhutan, Cambodia, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Maps, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 11/29/2012

12-year survey: Japanese view of China and Korea hits record low

The poll follows a year of tense, sometimes quite emotional nationalist disputes with Japan's two most important neighbors.

By Max Fisher  |  09:14 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Japan, South Korea

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 10/31/2012

China and Japan looking to the U.S. on disputed islands

A preview of the big challenges America will face in its Pacific century.

By Max Fisher  |  03:44 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Japan, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 10/30/2012

A surprisingly deep Chinese joke about Hurricane Sandy

Foreign policy nerds will love this.

By Max Fisher  |  07:41 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Japan

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 10/29/2012

The scary global implications of Japan’s slowdown

If the world's third-largest economy crashes under massive government debt, it could do real damage in the U.S., China, and beyond.

By Max Fisher  |  02:54 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/29/2012

4 Japanese lessons for withstanding big storms

A history of earthquakes, tsunamis, and typhoons have created one of the most disaster-ready countries in the world.

By Max Fisher  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 10/22/2012

The nuclear umbrella: The differences between Japan and Israel

The subtext to Bob Schieffer's question on defending Israel

By Max Fisher  |  10:11 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Japan

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Tokyo Skytree: Important facts and random souvenirs from the world’s tallest tower

Here are the important facts and figures — and photos of souvenirs — from the opening.

By Michael Katz  |  06:15 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japan, Tokyo Skytree

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Japan before and after, through the eyes of an Ishinomaki resident

Seen through the lens of Takahiro Chiba, who lives in the northeastern city of Ishinomaki.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:56 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, earthquake, tsunami

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Japan triple disaster, one year later, remembered as time when life ceased to function

Residents remember it as a time when daily life ceased to function.

By Chico Harlan  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disater, Koich Ohtsu

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Solar flare, the northern lights and Japan one year later: Morning roundup

Solar flare, the northern lights and Japan one year later.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, morning roundup, Japan, Afghanistan, Russia

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 03/02/2012

New Japanese ‘gun’ can silence speech

The speech-jamming gun works by using the concept of delayed auditory feedback.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:28 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, silence gun

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/29/2012

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch to get hit with debris from Japanese tsunami

U.S. weather officials estimate the tsunami debris will first reach land this winter on a small island northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, debris

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Bluefin tuna bought for record $735K to ‘lift up Japan’s spirits’

A bluefin tuna was bought for over $735,000 in Tokyo’s renowned Tsukiji market by a local man because he wanted to give the country a morale boost post-tsunami.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:38 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, bluefin tuna, Japn earthquake and tsunami

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Could Fukushima plant be sickening, killing ringed seals in Alaska?

Scientists in Alaska say they have reason to believe local ringed seals are being sickened and killed by radiation from the Fukushima plant.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:50 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, Fukushima nuclear plant, ringed seals

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Google Street View shows post-tsunami Japan to the world

Google has released images to show what Japan looked like before and after the tsunami.

By Chico Harlan  |  08:06 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, tsunami, Google Street View

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Japan’s $1 million Ferrari freeway pileup: Narcissism, or just bad weather?

A total of 14 cars, including eight Ferraris, were damaged in a chain collision on a Japanese expressway Sunday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:11 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, Ferrari, car crash

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Japan MP drinks Fukushima water, but damaged reactors could take 30 years to shut down

After receiving repeated challenges to prove water from the troubled, quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was safe, a Japanese official drank the water.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:31 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, earthquake

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Japan tsunami debris headed toward U.S. faster than expected

20 million possibly toxic tons are on track to reach Hawaii and ultimately the West Coast sooner than expected, experts say.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, tsunami, debris

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Crafting with cat hair: The latest fashion trend?

Fur balls can be fashionable, too.

By Jura Koncius  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, Crafting with Cat Hair, Japan, Hello Kitty, Kaori Tsutaya

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Typhoon Roke slams Japan (photo)

Typhoon Roke crashed into Japan Wednesday morning southwest of Tokyo with winds of 100 mph — equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, typhoon, hurricane, tropical storm, Fukushima