Anna Fifield

Bureau chiefTokyo


Inspired by actors on a hit soap opera, Chinese tourists are flocking to South Korea for cosmetic surgery.

  • Aug 26, 2014

Tepco is ordered to pay $470,000 to the family of the woman who became depressed after the 2011 nuclear disaster.

  • Aug 26, 2014

U.S. Navy shows off one of its high-tech submarines at port in Japan, amid regional tensions in Asia.

  • Aug 25, 2014

Antonio Inoki is hosting a wrestling tournament in Pyongyang — and hoping for a diplomatic breakthrough.

  • Aug 21, 2014

He fled a country where operas extol the virtues of Kim Il Sung. In exile, his music pushes new boundaries.

  • Aug 16, 2014

Abe sent an offering to the Yasukuni Shrine but did not go in person on Friday, the anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II.

  • Aug 15, 2014

Pope Francis, who arrives in South Korea on Thursday, will be the first pontiff to visit East Asia in 25 years.

  • Aug 12, 2014

The government is using the noodle soup for soft power abroad, but at home, it’s losing favor.

  • Aug 11, 2014

Victims’ families say they won’t leave the protest site, not even for the pope, until an independent probe is started.

  • Aug 5, 2014

With his domestic approval ratings plummeting, Abe is finding a warmer reception overseas than in Japan.

  • Aug 5, 2014
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