Tag: Asia

Japan’s Plan for Fukushima Wastewater Meets a Wall of Mistrust in Asia

Japan’s Plan for Fukushima Wastewater Meets a Wall of Mistrust in Asia

TOKYO — In late 2019, the Japanese government convened diplomats from 22 countries for a briefing on its handling of more than a million tons of wa [...]
Myanmar Coup Puts the Seal on Autocracy’s Rise in Southeast Asia

Myanmar Coup Puts the Seal on Autocracy’s Rise in Southeast Asia

Late last month, foreign officials in army regalia toasted their hosts in Naypyidaw, the bunkered capital built by Myanmar’s military. Ice clinked [...]
A Crawfish Feast Where the South Meets Southeast Asia

A Crawfish Feast Where the South Meets Southeast Asia

HOUSTON — In early March, a delivery truck carrying dozens of bags of live Louisiana crawfish arrived at Crawfish & Noodles. The restaurant, in [...]
North Korea may have fired ballistic missile, Japan says

North Korea may have fired ballistic missile, Japan says

North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its coast on Thursday local time — days after another test launch by the country, a r [...]
Massive container ship stuck in Suez Canal blocks trade

Massive container ship stuck in Suez Canal blocks trade

It’s an intercontinental traffic jam. A massive container ship has run aground in the Suez Canal, blocking the other cargo ships [...]
Georgia Attacks Prompt a Muted Reaction in Asia

Georgia Attacks Prompt a Muted Reaction in Asia

HONG KONG — When six of the eight victims of this week’s shootings at Atlanta-area spas were confirmed to be of Asian descent, the news reopened wr [...]
Biden Goals Converge in Asia: Rebuilding Alliances and Countering China

Biden Goals Converge in Asia: Rebuilding Alliances and Countering China

WASHINGTON — Two ambitions lie at the center of President Biden’s foreign policy agenda: rebuilding ties with frustrated allies and assembling a un [...]
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