Shrinking ‘made-in-Japan’ work force sparks identity crisis, policy fight

Shrinking ‘made-in-Japan’ work force sparks identity crisis, policy fight

Special to WorldTribune.com Despite the widespread view that Japan is ethnically homogeneous, Professor John Lie argued in “Multiethnic Japan” (Harvard Press) that it is more accurate to describe Japan as a multiethnic society. Such claims have long been rejected by other sectors of Japanese society such as former Japanese Prime Minister Tarō Asō, who once […]

‘My Crutches and Me’: Ji Seong-Ho’s amazing story

‘My Crutches and Me’: Ji Seong-Ho’s amazing story

Special to WorldTribune, Nov. 18, 2018 by Michael Downey Even if you don’t recognize the name, you’ve surely seen his face. Ji Seong-Ho’s story of escaping from North Korea was reported to the Congress, the American people, and the world when President Donald Trump related his amazing story of courage and determination in his State […]

U.S. has far more troops in Japan than Korea; Okinawa governor rejects new Marine air base

U.S. has far more troops in Japan than Korea; Okinawa governor rejects new Marine air base

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― We hear so much about North Korea’s secret bases that it’s sometimes easy to forget the ruckus over U.S. bases in the region. They may not be secret, but they can be controversial. Take, for instance, the huge U.S. air and marine bases on Okinawa. People over […]

U.S. think tank’s report on North Korean missile sites gets frosty reception in Seoul

U.S. think tank’s report on North Korean missile sites gets frosty reception in Seoul

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct South Korea’s presidential office downplayed a major U.S. think tank’s report which revealed 13 secret North Korean missile development sites The report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) singled out the Sakkanmol missile base 85 kilometers north of the Demilitarized Zone, stating that it’s now equipped with […]

Unified efforts by U.S agencies appear to have deterred foreign election meddling

Unified efforts by U.S agencies appear to have deterred foreign election meddling

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct The Trump administration’s threats to impose sanctions and conduct retaliatory cyberattacks on any nations meddling in the U.S. midterm elections appear to have worked. Asked at the White House on Nov. 7 if there was any sign of Russian or Chinese meddling, U.S. President Donald Trump said: “No. We’re going […]

The Gaza blowup and prospects for a ‘three-state solution’

The Gaza blowup and prospects for a ‘three-state solution’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The Israel-Arab peace effort is suddenly exploding. But whether all this movement will usher in the Trump Administration’s promise “of a peace of the century” is another question. After a year’s discussions led by Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the Administration Special Mideast representative, the president’s design is […]

A ‘nationalist’ White House resumes U.S. global leadership, including Latin America

A ‘nationalist’ White House resumes U.S. global leadership, including Latin America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders After eight years of the Obama Administration’s whining, false modesty and general incompetence, President Donald K. Trump has backed into the U.S.’ logical if not inevitable role as world leader. [Aspirations for United Nations assumption of that responsibility are at best disappointing.] It is ironic, to say the […]