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Japan, U.S. on High Alert over North Korea

WASHINGTON — The United States, Japan and other countries surrounding North Korea are on high alert over the nation’s provocative actions, including the possibility it would conduct its sixth nuclear test, as Tuesday marked the 85th anniversary [...]

North Korea Detains Third U.S. Citizen

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according [...]

William Hagerty Nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Japan

President Donald Trump will nominate Tennessee businessman William Hagerty, a key member of his transition team, as U.S. ambassador to Japan, the White House said Thursday. Hagerty, 57, who as director of presidential appointments helped select [...]

Japanology: Sapporo Life Helped Deepen Experience

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) has been one of the most influential foreign business organizations in Japan. Christopher LaFleur, the 55th president of the ACCJ, has spent a total of more than 20 years in Japan as a diplomat and in [...]