Investors lose over US$8 million invested in Russian ‘Treasure Ship’ ICO

Over US$8 Million Lost by 2,600 Investors in South Korea’s ‘Treasure Ship’ ICO Featured image from Shutterstock. Millions of dollars are estimated to have been sunk by investors seeking a piece of the ‘Russian treasure ship’ ICO fronted by a … Continue reading

CAN LAVROV’S VISIT TO TOKYO BECOME PRELUDE TO PEACE TREATY WITH JAPAN?

CAN LAVROV’S VISIT TO TOKYO BECOME PRELUDE TO PEACE TREATY WITH JAPAN? © 2018 Nicolas Datiche/Pool Photo via AP Nobuo Shimotomai The years 2018-2020 may become the turning point for Northeast Asia, where Russia and Japan will play no less … Continue reading

Japan lauds Vladimir Putin’s victory as part of Russo-Japanese diplomacy

NATIONAL / POLITICS Japan lauds Vladimir Putin’s victory as isle row anchors Russo-Japanese diplomacy BY DAISUKE KIKUCHI STAFF WRITER The government on Monday welcomed the re-election of Russian President Vladimir Putin and pledged to continue talks with Moscow on settling a long-standing territorial … Continue reading

110 years after Russo-Japanese War, one battle remains

Still cranky after all these years Japan’s plan to resolve a 70-year-old row with Russia is failing The Kuril islanders are not that keen on Japanese investment and tourism  Print edition | Asia Kurilsk and Nemuro RUSSIAN sounds familiar to Yoi … Continue reading

U.S.-Russia relationship has been testy, not special

Can Donald Trump handle diplomacy the way Theodore Roosevelt did? HOT AND COLD Todd Culbertson column: U.S.-Russia relationship has been testy, not special Todd Culbertson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In December 1988, President-elect George Bush, President Ronald Reagan, and Soviet President … Continue reading

In 1904, Russia and Japan Went to War (And Asia Has Never Been the Same Since)

THE BUZZ In 1904, Russia and Japan Went to War (And Asia Has Never Been the Same Since) Robert Farley World War I and World War II so transformed the maps of both Europe and Asia that discerning the influence … Continue reading

The end of the Romanovs

The end of the Romanovs THE ROMANOVS. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: OLGA, MARIA, NICHOLAS II, ALEXANDRA, ANASTASIA, ALEXEI, AND TATIANA. PICTURED AT LIVADIA PALACE IN 1913. IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS. On 17 July 1918, after three centuries … Continue reading

Why Did Japan Treat Jews Differently During World War II?

During World War II, why did the Japanese refuse orders from Nazi Germany, its wartime ally, to kill all the Jews within its borders? A new book from Academic Studies Press, “Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Japan and … Continue reading

Pearl Harbor was not the first time a country underestimated the Japanese; the Russo-Japanese War was

Dec. 7, 1941 George Petras, USA TODAY December 6, 2016 The USS Arizona explodes and sinks in the first wave of attacks on Pearl Harbor. Seventy-five years ago, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a devastating surprise attack against U.S. air … Continue reading

100th Anniversary of the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway

100th Anniversary of the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway: Five facts about the world’s longest rail line The impressive infrastructural feat was completed in 1916 and remains the backbone of Russia Rachael Revesz New York Labourers worked to build the … Continue reading

A Secret History of the Jews in Japan

          A secret Japanese history By Monica Porter I have just returned from my second trip to Japan (I have family there) and once again, I’ve been amazed by those most impressive of peoples and their … Continue reading

Eyewitness account of the Russo-Japanese War

There were official observers of the Russo-Japanese War whose documents contributed to our knowledge of the first Modern War. My grandfather was a soldier, and later an officer, in the Russian army during this war, and he kept diaries that … Continue reading

Japan Shatters Russia’s Global Perception (1904-05)

1904-5 The Russo-Japanese War: Japan Shatters Russia’s Navy and Global Perceptions   Japan is seen as an ultramodern tech giant today, and not many people really doubt their military power. That was far from the case in the late 19th … Continue reading

Chronicle Covers: Going all in on the Russo-Japanese War

Chronicle Covers: Going all in on the Russo-Japanese War By Tim O’Rourke Never let it be said that The Chronicle shied away from Russo-Japanese War coverage. The front page from Feb. 27, 1904, covers the Battle of Port Arthur a … Continue reading

On This Day in 1904, the Russo-Japanese War Began

RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR: ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR BEGINS Aiman Diaz Feb 08, 2016 Russo-Japanese War — The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 arose from the rivalry of two imperialistic regimes for the same area of ​​expansion in China’s northeast … Continue reading

The Perils of Confidence: Russian navy sailed for six months to face the Japanese. The battle lasted half an hour.

New book on the Russo-Japanese War focuses on Russian hubris. The Perils of Confidence The Russian navy sailed for six months to face the Japanese. The battle lasted half an hour. A Japanese lithograph of the Battle of Tsushima in … Continue reading

Russia Will Exhume Bodies of Nicholas II and his Wife

Alexander Palace isn’t the only thing being excavated in St. Petersburg. Russia Will Exhume Remains Of Czar Nicholas II And His Wife The czar, his wife and five children were executed in 1918. Russia will dig up the remains for … Continue reading

September 5 was the 110th Anniversary of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty

The Portsmouth Peace Treaty, brokered by President Teddy Roosevelt, that ended the Russo-Japanese War had its 110th anniversary yesterday WORLD WAR ZERO Commemorating Portsmouth Peace Treaty Japanese, Russian dignitaries help mark anniversary of accord |  Japanese and Russian dignitaries and … Continue reading

110th Anniversary of Portsmouth Peace Treaty–Film to be Shown Aug. 22, 2015

Film about the treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War to be shown August 22, 2015 Portsmouth Peace Treaty film highlights to be shown Aug. 22 In the summer of 1981, an NHK television crew from Japan spent time in New … Continue reading

First Time Seen: Korea’s Side of the Russo-Japanese War

Emperor Gojong asserted Korea’s independence before the Russo-Japanese War, but became a protectorate of Japan after the war.         Gojong’s diplomacy is reevaluated Emperor Gojong (1852-1919), the 26th king of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), is usually recalled … Continue reading

North Korea Establishes Own Time Zone to Stick It to Japan

The Koreans have not forgiven Japan for acquiring the Korean peninsula in the Russo-China War and the Russo-Japanese War             North Korea establishes its own time zone in order to stick it to “wicked Japanese … Continue reading