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Letters from Tokyo
Robert Mugabe, 93, Scoffs at Anti-Mugabe Alliance in Zimbabwe

By Sawako Utsumi
Tokyo Correspondent
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe at the ripe old age of 93 is still adamant that he will not hand over the reigns of power. Of course, Mugabe knows full well that Zanu-PF can manipulate and utilise the ...

CSIS Commentary
Forces That Shape Military Options in Korea

Special Contribution
By Anthony H. Cordesman
It is all too easy to talk about military options in general terms. The devil, however, lies in the details—both in terms of the practical ability of a given side's capability to execute given ...

On Diplomacy
DPRK Diplomats: A Headache for Bangladesh

By Sazzad Haider
Bangladesh Correspondent
North Korea, officially Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has a tiny embassy with six diplomats including its ambassador to Dhaka. It seems these diplomats have spent their ...

Op-Ed Special
Behind the Scene of Khan Sheik Hun Chemical Attack and US Strike on Syria

By Marcelle Geroux
London Correspondent
On April 7, 2017 the day on which a news swept first Arab Nations’ media and then spread to Western media, “Al-Assad’s chemical attack to Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, causing death and injuries to civilians. ...

Letters from Tokyo
China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan

By Sawako Utsumi
Tokyo Correspondent
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of China needs to re-evaluate its relationship with Taiwan. After all, in a geopolitical sense, tensions with Taiwan will only embolden Washington’s ...

India Stands Shamed after Racial Attacks near New Delhi
India now stands shamed, truly shamed, with the United Nations asking New Delhi to help ensure justice to the African victims of the recent attacks in Noida. Part of the central Indian State of Uttar ...

"Hong Kong Phil" Performs in Seoul
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra or "HK Phil" for shorts, one of Asia’s leading orchestras performs at Seoul Arts Center in South Korea's capital on April 16 (Sunday), 2017. The "HK Phil" ...

Japanese Poetry of Kakinomoto no Hitomaro: Impact of the Asuka Period
The Japanese waka poet Kakinomoto no Hitomaro belongs to the world of the seventh century and the very early eighth century, prior to perishing from this world. His legacy remains in the ...

Trump Offers China Economic Inducements If Beijing Puts Pressure on North Korea
It appears that President Donald Trump is offering economic inducements for China to help in the “North Korea question.” However, this seems a far cry from Trump who promised to tackle ...

Nuclear Preemptive Strikes on North Korea?
Scaremongering, alarmist and utterly irresponsible messages have been circulating wildly. Among them, some fallaciously posit that nuclear preemptive strikes on North Korea — which would ...

The Trump-Xi Summit Paves the Way to New Realism in US-Chinese Trade
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A Quick Guide to Speaking Japanese
Requirements for Permanent Residence and Citizenship
Opening Minds, Shaping the Future: Ultimate Goal of Higher Education in Gloabalised World
The Dashing Pedro Almodovar to Chair Cannes Fest Jury
Bill Gates Tops List of Forbes’ 2017 Ranking of the World’s Billionaires
Top Lady Professionals Receive Mission Hills Ambassador Awards
Kim Hae-Rym Wins World Ladies Championship in a Play-Off
Micro Power Nations


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Asia Watch by George Zhibin Gu
The Best Choice for Taiwan & China
The realities between Taiwan and mainland China are 'economically hot, politically cold.' Their ever-increasing economic ties demand far better political relations. One highly feasible resolution is a 'federation.' Would it work? The answer: economically, the time is right; politically, it is only few steps ... more
Other Articles by George Zhibin Gu
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Learning Languages the Easy Way?
The ad stated you could learn Spanish, French, or Japanese or other foreign languages in the time it takes to listen to a few CDs for the very low cost of less than $20.00. Maybe. It all depends on the meaning of learning a language. What will you be able to do after listening to a few CDs? No much in all likelihood. ... more
Other Articles by Domenico Maceri
    Trump's Alternative Reality on ...
    Kaine's Español: Not Just ...
    Immigration: The Supreme Court Hands ...
    Trump's Tax Returns: Our Business?
    Trump's Wall is Full of Holes
India and The Oscars
India's Oscars fiasco is growing bigger, and no one seems to care. Aamir Khan's debut, "Taare Zameen Par," is the country's nominee for the 2009 Best Foreign Language Academy Award. The work undoubtedly ... more
Other Articles by Gautaman Bhaskaran
    India Stands Shamed after Racial ...
    The Dashing Pedro Almodovar to Chair ...
    Korean Cinema Comes to Chennai in India
    The Horror of Custodial Death
    Modi Is the Man We Need in India
Getway with John Hagan
Harry Lime's Vienna
So what if it is the city of Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Beethoven, Klimt, the majestic Schonbrunn Palace, the exquisite baroque Belvedere, and all the glories of Hapsburg indulgence! Call me a lowbrow , a philistine if you like, but I wasnt lured ... more
Other Articles by John Hagan
    Paddock To Plate at Ballymaloe
    24 Hours in Belfast
    24 Hours In Dublin
    24 Hours in Helsinki
    Mexico City's Blue House
Middle East News by Yasser Moailek
Gazan Weapons Dealer Reveals All
Rafah City resident Abu Mohammed whipped out his modern mobile phone and quickly dialed a number, before starting a concise conversation with the other side. "Hello. Please send me 750 watermelons and five crutches, and make that fast," Abu Mohammed ... more
Other Articles by Yasser AbuMoailek
    Korean FM's Visit to Palestine ...
    Heated Campaigning But Friendly ...
    "Reform and Change" Wins Hamas ...
    Tunneling as a Life in Rafah, Gaza ...
    Abu Mazen Liked by US, Israel as ...
THIRD WORLDER By Rolando Fuertes Jr.
Shisha: An Arab Delight, a Taste of Home
MANAMA, Bahrain ? An Arab man leans back in his chair as he blows smoke rings in the air. The smell of apple is much like the scent of baking an apple over a wood fire. So thick is the smell of apple tobacco inside the coffee shop you can almost taste it as it escapes ... more
Other Articles by Rolando M. Fuertes Jr.
    Third Worlder: "World, Read My ...
    Arab Countries Burdened with ...
    Women Empowerment Must Start at ...
    Obesity in Arab World Is on Rise
Window on Japan
The 47 Samurai That Never Were
Tokyo, Nov. 27, 2003 ? In the winter of 1703, following the revenge killing of a court official who had disgraced and caused the self inflicted death of the local lord to whom they owed allegiance, over 40 samurai willingly, happily even, slit open their own ... more
Other Articles by Mark Buckton
    Asia's Biggest Fashion Festas in ...
    Korean Girls Shine at Tokyo’s ...
    China’s Blind-Eye towards NK ...
    Why Is Seoul Afraid of the ICJ?
    Korean Dokdo Actions Smack of ...
Tragedy in Sudan
Is Appalling Atrocity Genocide?
As he began speaking, Majok lowered his small cocoa-colored eyes and stared intensely at the ground. It was the summer of 2002 and I had just flown thousands of miles deep into the war zone of Sudan, the largest country in Africa, to interview former slaves. ... more
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