Filled with lies, Vladimir Putin uses this "patriotic education" to justify the invasion of Ukraine and the illegal occupation of Japan's Northern Territories.
Hokkaido, with the rest of Japan, shares 14,000 years of deep historical roots from Jomon culture to Edo-era defenses against the foreign challengers of today.
From detailed recordkeeping to map making, the early history of Hokkaido and the Northern Territories documents the region as an integral part of Japan.
Keiko Nakamura explains that Edo period samurai risked their lives to protect Hokkaido. That history could be lost if the propaganda is not addressed.
Vladimir Putin sent the Russian navy on patrol with Chinese warships near Hokkaido and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has heaped praise upon Kim Jong Un.
If Russia continues to decline, it may no longer be able to hold onto its Far East regions. China could be waiting to swoop in when...
Timing is everything in diplomacy. To reclaim the Northern Territories, Japan must be ready for all scenarios, including the possibility of Putin's downfall.
The middle of the memoir focuses on Shinzo Abe in his second term, Abenomics and diplomacy, through which he reshaped Japan's place among global statesmen.
A week after Prime Minister Kishida demanded Russia pull its forces out of Ukraine, Russia's Navy fired rockets capable of destroying a ship near Japan.
It will be difficult for Tokyo to demonstrate its sincerity in advocating for more G7 support for Ukraine as the current chair unless PM Kishida visits...
The annual Takeshima Day remains a prefectural event. In fact, no cabinet ministers have ever attended the annual ceremony in Matsue.
At exactly one year since the start of the Ukraine War, international politics expert Andrii Gurenko shares his thoughts on the conflict and Japan's position.