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Seoul-Tokyo radar row risks derailing military cooperation

Seoul-Tokyo radar row risks derailing military cooperation

An ongoing military spat between Seoul and Tokyo is casting a shadow on bilateral exchanges. According to Japanese media reports, Tokyo is likely cancel the planned dispatch of a Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer to Busan for a joint maritime exercise in April. Japan planned to deploy the MSDFS Izumo to take part in the ASEAN plus […]

Why Tokyo and New Delhi Are Reaching Out to Beijing and Vice Versa

Why Tokyo and New Delhi Are Reaching Out to Beijing and Vice Versa

The volatility of US President Donald Trump’s administration has thrown many a government across the world into a tizzy. With Washington blowing hot one day and cold the next, foreign-policy mandarins in various world capitals have been burning the proverbial midnight oil, trying to develop strategies to deal with the maverick administration.   India and […]

Introducing Lisa Witter

Introducing Lisa Witter

  Former Magazine N editor and communications manager of the Asia Journalist Association, Lisa Witter, began working at the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games last July as a project director of the NOC/NPC Services communications team. Before receiving an offer from the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, Ms. Witter worked for […]

Major Sightseeing Places of Tokyo

Major Sightseeing Places of Tokyo

Ali Ertuğrul OZTARSU – The AsiaN Tokyo is an important capital of Asia with its traditional and modern faces. There are a lot of places to visit in a short time visit of tourists. If we look at both historical and modern places, I can recommend that districts to visit: Asakusa: It is the north-eastern […]

A Korean Orphan Who Inspired Hope in post-WWII Japan

A Korean Orphan Who Inspired Hope in post-WWII Japan

Amidst all the angst between Japan and Korea for the atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial army on Koreans in the last century, there are stories that are easily forgotten and sidetracked, to make way for the aforementioned conflicts to be highlighted. It does not mean those stories are less significant. We talk about national […]

Skytree In Tokyo Opens To Public

Skytree In Tokyo Opens To Public

Visitors wait in front of the entrance of the Tokyo Skytree in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The world’s tallest tower and Japan’s biggest new landmark opened to the public on Tuesday. <AP/NEWSis> news@theasian.asia

Enjoying Cherry Blossom on Rickshaw

Enjoying Cherry Blossom on Rickshaw

TOKYO — Visitors ride a rickshaw under cherry blossom trees in Asakusa of Tokyo, capital of Japan, on April 5, 2012. <Xinhua/Kenichiro Seki> news@theasian.asia

Aqua Celebration at Tokyo

Aqua Celebration at Tokyo

A diver performs in a tank at an aquarium during the new year holiday in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 3, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Kenichiro Seki> news@theasian.asia  

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