Anna Fifield

Bureau chiefTokyo


The event, which was led by Gloria Steinem, was controversial in the South and abroad, with critics saying it aided the Pyongyang regime.

  • May 24, 2015

But worries are growing that the government is trying to amend the U.S.-drafted charter by stealth.

  • May 23, 2015

Takeshi Onaga wants to discuss the democratic “contradiction” of forcing a base on people who do not want it.

  • May 21, 2015

The claim came a day after a top U.S. military officer said the country was years away from such technology.

  • May 20, 2015

Prime Minister Abe says the changes, which have generated heated debate, will strengthen ties with the U.S.

  • May 14, 2015

The defense minister was shot for offenses including sleeping in a meeting, according to South Korea.

  • May 13, 2015

Military service is compulsory, meaning hundreds of young men are jailed each year for dodging the draft.

  • May 13, 2015

The arrest is the latest sign of tensions between the countries as an abduction investigation has stalled.

  • May 12, 2015

In addition to a submarine ballistic missile launch, the “Great Successor” handed down guidance at a fish hatchery and a cow farm.

  • May 11, 2015

To boost career and romance prospects, young men in the country are taking up the skin-care craze.

  • May 10, 2015
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