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Past articles by Ayako:

Uncovering the truth in the era of fake news

About three years ago, Makoto Watanabe, then an investigative reporter at The Asahi Shimbun newspaper had a "hunch," based on his experience covering the p → Read More

Japan's peacekeeping role under review amid withdrawal from South Sudan

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe abruptly announced that Japan will end its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan in May and withdraw the Ground → Read More

Trump tells Abe U.S. 100% behind Japan after missile launch

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced North Korea's missile provocation, saying that firing four missiles into the → Read More

Japan's ex-top cop spearheads campaign to boost immigration

When it comes to public safety and terrorism in Japan, nobody probably knows the situation better than Takaji Kunimatsu. The former chief of the National P → Read More

With U.S. security umbrella at stake, Abe to go all out forging ties with Trump

Japan’s foreign policy this year is drifting into uncharted waters inhabited by President-elect Donald Trump. → Read More

Media watchdog slams Tokyo after journalist alleges U.S. military spying

The government is under fire for failing to protect press freedom following a Japan Times report by a British journalist revealing that the U.S. military has spied on him over his activities in Okinawa. → Read More

Obama makes history, confronts past in Hiroshima

The U.S. president paid tribute to atomic bombing victims, reaffirmed U.S.-Japan ties and called for the elimination of nuclear weapons. → Read More

Japan, U.S., S. Korea defense officials discuss North's launch plans

Defense officials from Japan, the United States and South Korea held a video conference Friday to discuss the planned North Korean satellite launch they wi → Read More

Tokyo explains alert systems to be used if North Korea fires missile

The government on Thursday detailed the information systems it will use to warn local municipalities if Self-Defense Forces radar detects North Korea's lat → Read More

Weight Watchers Founder Jean Nidetch Passes Away at 91

Jean Nidetch, whose fight with her obesity problem led her to found Weight Watcher, died on Wednesday at her Fort Lauderdale home at 91. → Read More

Microsoft Earth Day Video Piles Up Views, but HTC Has a More Direct Appeal to Consumers

A free smartphone replacement program puts HTC at No. 4 on this week's Viral Video Chart. → Read More

Hyundai's Father-Daughter Space Story Goes Viral

Hyundai has gained some 30 million views for this heart-warming video about a daughter sending her astronaut father a message carved into the ground by 11 cars. → Read More

People on the Move: Chris Wilcox Joins Pereira & O'Dell as VP-Partnerships

Chris Wilcox joins Pereira & O'Dell as VP-partnerships. Rodes Ponzer, Carrie Lipper, Ben Muldrew, and Khara Wagner are on also on the move. → Read More

People on the Move: Wunderman Taps Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis as Global Chief Analytics Officer

Wunderman hires Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis. Michelle Farabaugh, Anette Lillegard, Maria Makres, David Vo, and Andrea Whitenight are on the move. → Read More

People on the Move: Lance Saunders to Lead DDB Canada

Lance Saunders to lead DDB Canada. Sheri Warnke, Mahesh Tyagarajan, John Dickson, Jennifer Tang, and Jason Barnett are also on the move. → Read More

People on the Move: Blippar Taps Ariff Quli as Chief Commercial Officer, North America

Blippar taps Ariff Quli as CCO, North America. Brent Lux and Lindsay Lichtenberg are also on the move. Giant Spoon makes new hires and promotions. → Read More

People on the Move: Bacardi Taps Mauricio Vergara for Global Category VP-Rums Post

Mauricio Vergara, Alan Smith, Erskine "Chuck" Faush, Jr., Steve Castro, Stephen Hahn-Griffiths, and Scott Upham are on the move. → Read More

People on the Move: Endemol Beyond USA Names Adrian Sexton as COO

Adrian Sexton, Jeff Browning, Jenn Mancini, Rob Reifenheiser, Cathy Carl, Mike Selman, Paul Gelb, Reagan Nunnally and more make moves. → Read More

People on the Move: Wunderman Taps Chris Perry as U.K. CEO

Wunderman taps Chris Perry as UK CEO. Andrew Dumont, Emma Keenan, Kim Kadlec, Jodie Stranger and Anton Reyniers are also on the move. → Read More

People on the Move: MediaVest Hires Carrie Seifer as President-Digital, Data and Technology

MediaVest hires Carrie Seifer as President, Digital, Data & Technology.Shelley Ong, Cody Bailey, Cody Bailey, Matthew Day, and Robert Hall are also on the move. → Read More