The head of a small town in the Kumamoto Prefecture has a name similar to President-elect Joe Biden and the internet loves it
As the U.S. Navy trains with Australia, India and Japan to "deter all who challenge a free and open Indo-Pacific," China hopes these drills are "conducive to regional peace and stability, instead of working in the opposite way."
Japan and South Korea, U.S. allies in the post-World War II era, do not share President Donald Trump's tough anti-China position and have sought better ties with the People's Republic, even as major challenges persist.
"The urgency with which Australia and I think India and Japan have committed themselves to strengthening the Quad is significant," Hervé Lemahieu told Newsweek, "and that's because the threat perception of China has been embraced."
A movie in Japan just had the biggest opening in the world this weekend, while China overtook North America as the year's highest-grossing box office.
Tokyo and Beijing remain locked in a dispute over an uninhabited archipelago in the East China Sea which may be home to oil and natural gas reserves.
Three sources confirmed to Newsweek that lawmakers received word that three weapons systems were being cleared for sale to Taiwan, aggravating one of several territorial disputes China is engaged in with the U.S. and partners in Asia.
Japan controls the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, but Beijing has also claimed them and has sailed vessels close to the uninhabited islets.
"We do not accept reckless smearing and groundless accusations against China," a spokesperson for Beijing's embassy in Washington told Newsweek.
"As partners in this Quad, it is more critical now than ever that we collaborate to protect our people and partners from the CCP's exploitation, corruption, and coercion," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said alongside Australian, Indian and Japanese officials.
It is part of an attraction based on the science fiction franchise "Mobile Suit Gundam"
The "Care 222" UV lamp can kill more than 99 percent of the virus when blasted with lesser wavelenght of 222 nanometers.
"The US military is your average online cringelord," gaming consultant Rod Breslau tweeted.
"Terminal Boredom," which comes out April 2021, will mark the first time the author's work will be available in English.
Shinzo Abe has skillfully handled the U.S.-Japan relationship.
Abe said Friday he would resign, citing the re-emergence of the same chronic health condition that forced him to step down as prime minister in 2007.
Abe is Japan's longest serving leader.
Japan's longest serving prime minister said Friday he would step down amid reports of his worsening health.
The incident at the disputed Paracel Islands comes a day after the U.S. Navy confirmed to Newsweek it surveilled People's Liberation Army exercises in defiance of Chinese warnings.
Japan should be more than a junior partner for the U.S.
"If the right of self-defense is exercised as 'offense is the best defense' it would recklessly lead us to a war," Nagasaki survivor Tanaka Terumi told Newsweek.
A closer Japan-Israel alliance could strengthen America's hand against the Chinese Communist Party.
Sunday marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki, which came days before the end of World War Two.
The Senkaku islands are little more than a string of large rocks—but they could provoke history's next great conflict.
The vast majority of the Japanese city's hospitals were also rendered non-functioning by the nuclear bomb.
Some thought A-bomb survivors "had the blood of the devil," according to one Hiroshima resident.