Last week, the Lower House of the Japanese Diet passed Government-sponsored legislation that would expand the potential role of Japan's Self-Defense Forces, specifically by allowing it to engage in collective self-defense with other countries.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...
My art is of my soul. It is a fabrication of my internal machine, an organic engine powered by my conscious and unconscious minds. It is, however, more visceral than intellectual.
Dancing in the streets was only allowed during the festival period, and the story goes, Samurai were forbidden from attending. Now, the dance replicates these drunken origins, with precise dance moves performed throughout the day, becoming more frenetic as the night goes on.
On the face of it, one might have reservations about a calligraphy show as art, the same way one might feel about "word art" in the contemporary sphere of the art world. For an artist, seeming too quick or spontaneous to an audience is a risk.
To put the precipice truly behind us, we have to push the Iran deal through Congress. And then the hard work really begins of turning a narrow nuclear agreement into the game-changer that the Middle East so desperately needs.
The chain will feature its new Fresh Mac LTO line at a white-tablecloth sit-down meal for 20 people.
Will the 21st-century global order be led primarily by might and military muscle or rights and norms? We may get an answer in the near future. The...
Most of the traits may seem small and tedious. The fact is that sushi preparation is made up of hundreds of small and (what may seem) tedious daily routines. One can easily skip those routines if one wants to. What makes the difference at the end of the day is one's willpower to hold on to his discipline to do all those small steps. Ultimately, it is an accumulation of those daily routines that will make a good sushi chef into a great one.
Thinking about the moments after the buzz of getting married -- when not every waking hour is dedicated to florals, hors d'oeuvres or seating -- can be exciting and wonderful. And especially when you're planning a trip you and your partner will take to celebrate just being together.
The recent green light in Congress for fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership marks an opportunity to put a forgotten economic heavyweight back in focus.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: w...
My wife and I lived in Tokyo for three years. At the end of our time there, we threw a going away party for ourselves. "No gifts," we told all our friends. Instead, they could bring something for the potluck meal. Oh, and they had to take something away with them.
While much headway has been made in Japan regarding women's rights, the country still has a few prevailing bans that are proving more stubborn to eliminate.
Some territorial claims are easy. Often, however, history disdains simplicity. In this case, there is a complex mix of control, historical practice, international law and treaty. In the view of most observers, Beijing's claims are extravagant. Yet, they are not unprecedented.
Clearly, the Philippines continues to see the AIIB as some kind of Chinese Trojan horse to buy the loyalty of neighbors and some measure of territorial acquiescence in exchange for economic carrots. Manila is also not comfortable with China having huge presence in its strategic, infrastructure sectors.