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Japan to spend $4.2 bn over 30 years on missile defence...

AFP | Japan said Monday it would spend some $4.2 billion over the next 30 years on installing and operating US radar systems to protect...

How Continuous Improvement Can Enhance Your Personal Life

Life Hack | Kaizen is the Japanese philosophy and practice of continuous improvement. This concept of continuous improvement was first conceived in the USA during...

A hat trick for Trump’s presidential legacy

M.K Bhadrakumar | It is clear by now that US President Donald Trump’s remark on Thursday as he was setting out for the Group of...

Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 156

News Desk | Hopes of finding survivors were fading on Tuesday as rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches after days of deadly floods and landslides...

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

News Desk | Nissan admitted Monday that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately "altered", dealing a blow to the Japanese car...

Democracy has delivered little in South Asia – Salman Bashir, Pakistan’s...

Salman Bashir | South Asia is one of the most densely populated and among the poorest regions of the world. Its socio-economic indicators are abysmal....

US-Japan alliance ‘cornerstone’ of regional stability: Mattis

News Desk | The US-Japan alliance is vital to peace in Asia and Washington remains committed to the partnership as it pursues diplomacy with North...

No plans to change fair play rule – FIFA

AFP | FIFA said it had no plans to change its fair play criteria that allowed Japan to qualify for the last 16 of the...

16 teams make it through to World Cup’s knockout stages

AFP | After 15 days of triumphs, tears and controversy, the World Cup's group stage drew to a close on Thursday. Here, AFP Sport ranks...

Symbolic Trump-Kim summit: a step in the right direction?

News Analysis | Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un finally met on Tuesday amid a media frenzy in an unprecedented development between the two hostile nations after nasty...

Japan weighs minister-level talks with North Korea: reports

AFP | Japan is weighing high-level, direct talks with North Korea, potentially an August meeting between the two countries' foreign ministers, local media said Wednesday. The...

Trump, Abe say ‘imperative’ to dismantle N. Korean weapons

AFP | President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Monday that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and...

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin: study

AFP | Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested on...

Cheers! Coca-Cola launches first boozy drink in Japan

AFP | Coca-Cola launched its first ever alcoholic drink on Monday in Japan -- a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction laced with spirits that seek to capitalise on...

China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

AFP | The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp...

Pacific, Indian Ocean and Asia

IKRAM SEHGAL | Pakistan was founded in 1947 at a time when nobody was thinking about globalization even though the just finished WW II suggested...

Korean “peace pipeline” gains traction

M K Bhadrakumar | The two “peace pipelines” – one carrying Iranian natural gas via Pakistan to India and a second transporting Russian gas via...

West’s Double Standards: An Unending threat for the World?

Tahir Ali Khan | When the Syrian regime was accused of using chemical weapons in Syria in April this year, US President Trump immediately issued...

Cyber Security Issues in Pakistan

Afeera Firdous| A special report on cybersecurity norms by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded that many engineered systems, around the world, which depend on digital-computational...

Can we live in Space?

AFP | A newly created Space Colony Research centre led by Japan's first female astronaut is bringing cutting-edge technology to bear on one of mankind's...

Japan’s isolated older ‘hikikomori’ shun society for years

AFP | Ikeida leaves the house once every three days to buy food, shuns deliveries to avoid human interaction and has not seen his parents...

Australia: The “Peace Keeper” in South China Sea?

News Analysis | Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop will emphasize on the role of international law in settling regional conflicts in order to contain China’s...

Modi strives to mend ties with China

News Analysis | India’s Foreign Policy towards China has been confrontational ever since the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) won the general elections in 2014. After...

Indo-Pak strained relations and ways to improve ties

News Analysis |  “Narendra Modi- led government should stop selling the idea of ‘quadrilateral’ project of the US, Japan, Australia and India and...

China’s increases defense budget to $175 billion, three times higher than...

News Analysis | China has announced an increase in its defense expenditure to 8.1% of its GDP on March 5th, fixing its economic...

Japan and UNDP launch $3.9 million youth empowerment project in Pakistan

News Analysis | On February 19, 2018, Japan’s government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have signed an agreement to launch a $3.9 million...

Australia, US, India and Japan attempt to counter China’s OBOR

News Analysis | Talks for a quadrilateral plan to counter China’s growing global influence started among India, the US, Australia and Japan to find an...

US warns of ‘critical time for humanity’ at Munich Security Conference

News Analysis | Dozens of the world’s political and military officials, politicians, journalists and security experts attended the 54th three-day (FEB 16-18, 2018) Munich Security...

The medical benefits of a development project like CPEC

News Analysis | On February 9, 2018, renowned Pakistani and Chinese medical experts reviewed progress made by the China-Pakistan Medical Corridor. This practice aimed at...

China set to block cryptocurrency trading

AFP | China plans to stamp out all remaining cryptocurrency trading in the country by blocking access to overseas-based websites and removing related applications from...

Car giant Nissan set to invest $9.5 billion in China

AFP |  Japanese automaker Nissan Motor and its Chinese joint venture partner announced on Monday a $9.5 billion investment plan in China to increase annual...

Bitcoin drops further as India imposes ban, Japan faces ‘Digital robberies’

News Analysis | A week after the virtual currency trading agency ‘coincheck’ lost $530 Million to a robbery by international hackers; Japanese authorities...

Rare U.N. visit to North Korea ignites hope of mediation role

Reuters | United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit that some analysts and diplomats hope...

Why Northern European Tribalism has led to an embrace of amoral...

Adam Garrie | Many individuals throughout the world are aghast at the open displays of vulgarity and sexual obscenity in northern Europe and Scandinavia in...

Ivanka Trump may not be the real feminist she claims to...

News Desk | Ivanka Trump, the First Daughter of the US landed in Hyderabad, India in the early hours of the Tuesday morning to attend...

Will Norway’s attempts to abolish nuclear weapons make a difference to...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal  The Norwegian Nobel Committee once again certified the utopian vision of a world free of nuclear weapons on October 6, 2017....

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