2020 dealt a monumental blow to Japan. Amid the pandemic, the highly anticipated Tokyo Olympics were postponed to the following summer, in 2021. For the first time in history, the Olympic Games had to be suspended for a reason other ...

This past September, Yoshihide Suga became the 64th Japanese Prime Minister, following the resignation of Shinzo Abe, who left the position in August due to an illness. The Japanese have the oldest monarchy in the world, with the line of ...

In a promising effort to promote press freedom in the United States, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) filed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives in early February that would bar foreign aid to governments that egregiously violate freedom of the ...

As Americans watched in anticipation of their 2020 presidential election results, Myanmar held its own national election on Sunday, November 8. This is Myanmar’s second election since the military relinquished control in 2011, and this referendum solidified the power of ...

Since August, a movement created by students and youth has been calling for political reform in Thailand. The revolutionary movement’s aim is to transform the political system into a democracy, where the monarchy is accountable to the country’s elected institutions, ...

On July 12, skirmishes broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan, leaving 16 people dead and marking the beginning of another cycle of conflict over the long disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. It is still unclear which country initiated the fighting, but both ...

Earlier this year, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa’s arrest became the focus of international attention. In an event that was later made the subject of the documentary “A Thousand Cuts,” Ressa and former colleague Reynaldo de Santos Jr were convicted of ...

U.S.-China tensions have long been simmering since the trade war started in 2018, with the two countries clashing over technology, trade and more. Prior to this year, members of the media were largely left out of this dispute. However, things ...

The current president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has been brutally cracking down on dissidents and opposition for the past two decades. Most recently, Paul Rusesabagina, a well-known critic of Kagame’s leadership, has been arrested on charges of terrorism, arson, and ...