Given Japan's sagging economy and mounting doubts, incumbent PM must play by the rules and improve ties with neighbors to succeed.
Obama's gesture toward Cuba, whose people and economy absurdly have been trapped in Cold War politics long after that dark chapter of history has been closed, means two neighbors with a natural affinity will learn to be friends again.
Abe remains the leader of his party and his country. But very few can imagine him winning a single popularity contest anywhere in the neighborhood of East Asia.
I've had a wide range of dramatic experiences lately. Last night at dinner, I had one that is often repeated, but, not quite as much as it did. Let me explain.
I chose the title God save English native speakers simply because the phrase “native English speakers” has become synonymous with all Caucasians (whites).
I've been thinking about writing an article to summarize my life in the past year, 2014, and I saw the topic popping out yesterday. What a wonderful coincidence!
News outlets were probably inspired by the Alibaba IPO earlier this fall, and the company would like nothing more than to inspire Americans to open their wallets as widely as Chinese do for November 11.
The question is always asked of foreigners "why did you come to China" and there is a perception that our countries are infinitely superior to China.
Today I had a pleasant visit with a former student, Susan. She's had her trials but now she is doing well and is in love!
Many people are familiar with Dali and Shuanglang, two famous scenic spots in Yunnan Province, for Dali is a romantic city and Shuanglang is famous for its beautiful scenery as a pristine fishing village.