Japan

Painting showing boy sitting in tree by mountain (© Katsushika Hokusai/Freer|Sackler Gallery of Art)

Hokusai: ‘Mad about painting’ exhibition in Washington

Japanese master artist Hokusai was a "man mad about painting." And a new exhibition at the Freer Gallery shows how brilliant an obsession it was.
Words in box and drawing of manacled woman (© Tomomi Shimizu)

Japanese manga comic tells story of Uighur oppression

Japanese manga artist's short comic telling the story of one Uighur woman's experience in the Chinese internment camps has gone viral.
Military members holding briefing (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sergeant Jordan E. Gilbert)

Yama Sakura 77: U.S. and Japan’s annual military drill

Learn more about Yama Sakura, the main military exercise conducted every year between U.S. forces and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
Images depicting products included in U.S.-Japan trade deal (State Dept.)

U.S. and Japan agree on trade terms

The United States and Japan, which together make up 30% of the world's economy, reached a preliminary trade deal at the United Nations.
Three people shaking hands (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Australia, Japan and U.S. work toward maritime security

The three countries announced that they are committed to increasing the presence of maritime law enforcement in the Indo-Pacific region.
Donald Trump and Shinzō Abe standing at lecterns (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-Japan diplomatic history

For almost 70 years, Japan and the United States have been close allies, cooperating on many issues. Here's a timeline of the U.S.-Japan partnership.
Four men seated and talking (© Eugene Hoshiko/AP Images)

At Japan summit, Pompeo joining Trump to advance security and trade

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives June 27 at the Group of 20 Leaders' Summit with a full schedule during his two-day stay.
Empress Masako, Donald Trump, Emperor Naruhito applauding (Shealah Craighead/The White House)

U.S. and Japan talk trade, a denuclearized North Korea

During his trip to Japan, President Trump described the U.S.-Japan alliance as "ironclad," reflecting the two countries' shared values and interests.
Three young schoolchildren walking on road (© QxQ Images/Alamy)

Teaching English in Japan shapes lives, including the teachers’

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program gives Americans and others a chance to live in Japan while teaching English. Here's one person's experience.