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Peru ex-President Alan García dead after shooting himself as police tried to detain him

via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2019

Then-Peruvian presidential candidate Alan Garcia gives a speech during a campaign rally in La Union, Piura, Peru, in 2006. | REUTERS

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia died Wednesday after shooting himself in the head moments after police attempted to detain him amid corruption allegations in Latin ...

Organized crime trumps terrorism, migration as top threat to security: Europol

via The Japan Times    Apr 17, 2019

Increasingly violent organized crime groups pose the biggest threat to European security, outstripping terrorism and migration, top police from across the continent said Tuesday.Italian Mafia ...

Life-size skeletal replica of Japan’s largest dinosaur restored

via The Japan Times    Apr 17, 2019

What is believed to be Japan’s largest fossilized dinosaur skeleton has been restored as a life-size replica, researchers and officials from the town of Mukawa, ...

Young F. Marinos players given opportunities to shine

By Dan Orlowitz
- via The Japan Times    Apr 17, 2019

F. Marinos defender Shinnosuke Hatanaka (left) contends for the ball with Tosu's Yoshiki Takahashi on March 29 at Nissan Stadium. | KYODO

Decades of history. A well-stocked (if slightly dusty) trophy cabinet. A distinguished list of former players considered amongst the best in Japanese soccer’s history. Backing ...

Pulitzers honor coverage of three U.S. mass shootings in 2018

via The Japan Times    Apr 16, 2019

Pittsburgh Post Gazette City Editor Lillian Thomas hugs reporter Andrew Goldstein in the paper's downtown Pittsburgh newsroom after it was announced that the paper's staff coverage of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue last October was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting Monday. | AP

The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for ...

Mike Pompeo visits Colombia-Venezuela border, hears critic after praising Peru refugee policy

via The Japan Times    Apr 15, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (second from right) listens to Venezuelan migrants at a migrant shelter, lead by Colombian Vice President Marta Lucia Ramirez (right) and Colombian President Ivan Duque (center) in La Parada near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela Sunday. | AP

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ended a visit to Peru on Sunday and traveled to the Colombian border city of Cucuta, crossed through by ...

Sweeping changes needed for J. League Cup

By Dan Orlowitz
- via The Japan Times    Apr 10, 2019

The March 6 Levain Cup match between V-Varen and Bellmare was attended by just 3,019 fans in Nagasaki. | KYODO

With the J. League season in full swing, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the J. League YBC Levain Cup is also in progress.As Japan’s ...

Japan to play El Salvador in Copa America warmup

via The Japan Times    Apr 10, 2019

The Japanese men’s national team will play an international friendly against El Salvador on June 9, the Japan Football Association announced Wednesday.Japan, ranked No. 26 ...

Business opportunities in Latin America for Japanese companies

By Javier A. Mazon
-    Mar 26, 2018

Thanks to Texas' proximity to the emerging markets of Central and South America, several major Japanese companies with significant investments in Latin America have set up operations in the state. ...

America and the World in Transition

By Richard N. Haass
- via Foreign Affairs    Nov 23, 2016

As the incoming Trump administration sorts itself out, U.S. allies should develop policy proposals for dealing with pressing global challenges and consider what more they can do on behalf of common...

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