History and Hollywood decide what the past means. The September 2, 1945, signing ceremony on the deck of the USS Missouri marked the end of World War II. But what would Victory over Japan (or VJ Day) lead to? It could have been the start of a smoldering, bitter resentment. (Think of the Versailles Treaty, which served as Hitler’s justification for starting another world war.) In that case, Japan’s capitulation could have been but a pause in the Pacific War.
Trumpeting the Alliance: How Much Will the United States and Japan Lean on Each Other?
After an election season that called into question the very survival of the U.S.-Japanese alliance, the first month of the Trump administration instead saw
How Japanese and Mexican American farm workers formed an alliance that made history
Farm workers of Japanese and Mexican heritage created a multilingual and multiracial coalition to fight for fair wages. The organization had a short life, but it stands as a powerful example of interracial solidarity in the history of labor relations.
Top Japanese Firm Enters Legal Tech Alliance with NLP Startup, Invests $7 Million
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, one of the four largest Japanese law firms, formed an alliance with MNTSQ Ltd., an 11-month-old Tokyo-based legal tech startup. Since February, the startup has worked with Nagashima Ohno analyzing contract text.
why progressive’s snapshot annoys me
In buying our house, we found out we could save money on our home owner's insurance by bundling it with our car insurance. Not only was it cheaper, but since we were able to stick with Progressive, it made the process even simpler. There's was only one catch: as part of the new policy, we are required to use Progressive's Snapshot device for thirty days. In case you don't know, it's designed to plug into your car's computer and uploads a record of…
How To Help Japan
Suffering: How We "Flesh Out" God's Kingdom
Andrew Murray explains it best: The Christian often tries to forget his weakness: God wants us to remember it, to feel it deeply. The Christian wants to conquer his weakness and to be freed from it: God wants us to rest and even rejoice in it. The Christian mourns over his weakness: Christ teaches His … Continued
This tiny island you can walk to is a perfect snapshot of why Japan is an amazing place to travel
This beautiful detour, hidden in plain sight, serves as a beautiful example of how Japan always rewards explorers.
This is how you get a beer in Japan
This is a self-dispensing beer machine filmed in Osaka, Japan at Kansai International Airport (KIX) in the All Nippon Airways Star Alliance Gold Lounge. Many...
See How Much You Know About Japan
Test your knowledge of Japan, from its postwar alliances to its territorial disputes.
Ghosn scandal raises questions about Renault-Nissan alliance's future
Carlos Ghosn's potential ouster as chairman of Nissan after his arrest for alleged violations of Japan's financial laws raises the question: Can the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance survive without him?
Japan must ponder the risks of closer ties with China
Japan cannot afford to see any gains in its relationship with China become a wedge in its alliance with the United States.
What to Expect from the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue
Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia from April 15 to 25, including for the launch of a new economic dialogue with Japan’s deputy prime minister and finance minister, Taro Aso. The Tokyo stop offers an opportunity to set a new course for bilateral economic relations following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), while reaffirming…
How the Rainforest Alliance Works Towards a Sustainable Palm Oil Sector
NS railway’s catering service in the Netherlands now offers Rainforest Alliance Certified™ filter coffee instead of the previously served soluble coffee. Since July, passengers can enjoy the freshly served and more sustainable coffee on Dutch trains throughout the country. [ Source ] Lawson, one of the top convenience stores in Japan (with >14,000 stores) sources 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee. They launched a campaign about this…
Australia says US alliance vital with Indo-Pacific tensions
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's foreign minister said on Monday her country's alliance with the United States had never been more vital in an era of escalating challenges in the Indo-Pacific region In her first major policy speech since she took over the foreign ministry in August, Marise Payne told an Australian Institute of International Affairs conference that Australia needed to defend its interests in "a…
Pence in Japan to discuss trade, N. Korea before summits
TOKYO (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tokyo on Monday to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits Pence is expected to also discuss China's growing regional influence and bilateral trade with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they meet Tuesday, officials said During a stopover in Alaska, Pence told reporters that he planned to…
Why the Japan-China Senkaku dispute is the most explosive issue in Asia
While there is no scarcity of trouble in the Sino-American relationship, special attention should be paid to the unfolding Sino-Japanese contretemps over the Senkakus (which China and the Republic of China call the Diaoyutais). During the last few years the bulk of Washington’s attention has been focused on disputes between China and Vietnam and China and the Philippines. Obviously, these are important. Manila is a treaty…
What everyone can learn from a Brazilian CEO in Japan
Much is uncertain, but it’s safe to assume you won’t become the CEO of a major car company, travel to an unfamiliar country strange land to take the position and take the corporation from dire straits to dazzling success Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and a man who did just that, has had an exceptional career, but he’s learned and shared rich insights for success in business and life. Ghosn, who’s from Brazil, not only had the challenge of turning around…
[MWC] What type of AI-powered device will come from Line-Sony alliance?
A new alliance has formed between Japanese tech giant Sony and mobile messenger operator Line Corp., as they are considering joining hands to develop new digital devices powered by artificial intelligence. During the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, Sony Mobile stated that the two firms are exploring collaborative opportunities on new AI assistant technologies and products. Sony is looking t...
Snapshot: For what was
The Association for Northern California Historical Research donated $540 plus 20 percent of book sale proceeds to the Gold Nugget Museum at its annual meeting on Dec. 1. At the meeting are Josie Sm…