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Nojima Tsuyoshi
  • Nojima Tsuyoshi 
  • By this author: 4 Latest posted: 2018.08.14
Journalist. Born in 1968. Graduated from Sophia University, where he majored in journalism and spent time studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at National Taiwan Normal University. Joined the Asahi Shimbun Company in 1992; served as head of the newspaper’s Singapore and Taipei bureaus and set up its Chinese-language news site. Went freelance in April 2016. His works include Rasuto batarion: Shō Kaiseki to Nihon gunjintachi (The Last Battalion: Chiang Kai-shek and Japanese Soldiers) and Ninshiki/Taiwan/Den’ei: Eiga de shiru Taiwan (Learning About Taiwan from Films). His website is
The Emperor’s Overseas Travels: An Insider’s View2018.08.14

Emperor Akihito is scheduled to abdicate on April 30, 2019, ending a reign of more than 30 years. Over this period he and Empress Michiko have made 19 trips overseas. The fundamental purpose of such visits is to promote friendship and interchanges, but in many of the countries he visited there were also connections to the legacy of World War II, including the issues of Japan’s postwar settlements,…

Japan Patrol Vessel Donation to Help Palau Counter Maritime Threats2018.03.23

The waters around Palau are connected to Japan’s national security. With this in mind, the Nippon Foundation recently donated a new 40-meter patrol boat to help the small Pacific nation enhance maritime security in the area surrounding Micronesia.

“Palau and Japan Are Like Brothers”: An Interview with President Tommy Remengesau2018.03.14

We sat down with the President of Palau, Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., to talk about the country’s amicable relationship with Japan, national security, diplomatic relations with Taiwan, and future plans for tourism.

A New Administration in Taiwan: Prospects for Relations with Japan2016.07.01

On May 20, 2016, Tsai Ing-wen, head of the Democratic Progressive Party, was inaugurated as president of Taiwan, replacing Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang (KMT, Nationalist Party). With this change of administration in Taipei, hopes for improved relations between Japan and Taiwan have risen to an unprecedented level on both sides. The combination of Tsai’s posture on external relations—one of…

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