Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:08:27 -0500 Sculpting America in Japan’s Sand A museum in a remote region of Japan is recreating American icons in sand. Take a 360-degree spin through Hollywood, Mount Rushmore and even Trump Tower, all composed of sand and water.
Muslim women dressed as superheroes, and princesses and mighty sword-wielding warriors took part in a hijab cosplay event in Malaysia on Saturday, where the role-playing craze continues to grow. Around 20 women showcased their love for anime with elaborate make-up and costumes while still wearing their traditional hijab — the headscarf worn by many Muslim […]
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to Japan on Sunday after a four-day trip that took him to Russia and Britain for talks with those countries leaders. In a step toward concluding a post-World War II peace treaty, Abe agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday to send a group of experts to […]
A South Korean Foreign Ministry official has effectively called for the cancelation of a plan to set up statues symbolizing Koreans conscripted to work at Japanese factories during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. “It would be undesirable for a structure to be set up around a diplomatic mission from the viewpoint of international […]
Two Japanese nationals have been arrested in Germany along with an American citizen on suspicion of selling illegal drugs worth €2.3 million ($2.5 million) on an underground internet site, local media reported. The two Japanese were identified as a 43-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, while the American was a 39-year-old man. German authorities are […]
Health care is complicated. China can be a useful ally. NATO isn’t obsolete. Being president is hard. Over the course of his 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has been startlingly candid about his public education in the ways of Washington and the world. He’s been blocked by the courts and befuddled by a […]
Looking back at some of the political platforms that have been heavily endorsed by voters over the past century in a bid to predict where the country might be headed under the 'third generation' of postwar Japanese.
The town of Taiji, known for its whale-hunting traditions, held an annual memorial service on Saturday for whales captured and killed. Some 100 people including fishermen gathered in front of a whale-shaped monument at a park in the town and offered incense in a gesture of appreciation. “We will not forget the feelings of gratitude […]
In American newspapers, wire services, cable TV and blogs, U.S. President Donald Trump is beset by a host of recurring brickbats, from complaints over his refusal to make public his income tax returns and alleged Russian connections, to his reputation as a male chauvinist and propensity to cite conspiracy theories and “alternative facts,” which he […]
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said the United States should show restraint and not play into the hands of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, because he “wants to end the world.” Duterte said he was due to speak to U.S. President Donald Trump later on Saturday, as the current chair of the Association […]
On April 17 the Asahi Shimbun reviewed the results of various local elections that had taken place the day before. The main story was not who got voted in or out, but whether or not anyone cared. The mayor of Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, was returned for a fourth term with a turnout of 58 percent, […]
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