China steps up maritime activity with eye on post-pandemic order

China steps up maritime activity with eye on post-pandemic order

BEIJING/NEW YORK — In April, the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning passed between two Japanese islands, Okinawa’s main island and Miyakojima, in the East China Sea with a full fleet. This marked the carrier group’s first time sailing to and from the...
After Ogata, Japan struggles to pass on humanitarian torch

After Ogata, Japan struggles to pass on humanitarian torch

TOKYO — The stench from leather factories, where animal hide is skinned and cured, hangs in the air over Sumida, an industrial neighborhood in northeast Tokyo scattered with nondescript residential complexes. Inside a one-bedroom apartment, 10-year-old Rafael...
Coronavirus pushes Japan closer to high-tech ‘super cities’

Coronavirus pushes Japan closer to high-tech ‘super cities’

TOKYO — Japan took another step toward building technology-enabled “super cities,” with legislation set to pass that will help advance local plans by lowering regulatory hurdles. Such smart cities, under Japan’s Super City Initiative, use...
Coronavirus latest: Trump and Pence will keep distance

Coronavirus latest: Trump and Pence will keep distance

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 4,088,848, according to the World Health Organization. The worldwide death toll has hit 283,153. To see how the...