Tokyo on August 3 described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as "deeply regrettable", in its first official response to revelations from whistleblower group WikiLeaks.
"I will withhold comment. But If this is true, as an ally, it's deeply regrettable," the government's top spokesman Yoshihide Suga told a regular press briefing.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games logo was unveiled Tuesday. The design mirrors the minimal Japanese culture reflecting how they see themselves. The design belongs to the famous artist Kenichiro Sato. During the official presentation to the media the organisers said the logo combined the dynamic nature of Tokyo with the hospitable spirit of its citizens.
We Turks are a weird bunch. The awarding of the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo instead of Istanbul caused many Turks, including ?çapulcular? (marauders) like your friendly neighborhood economist, to rejoice more than the Japanese.
"Exiled To Nowhere: Burma's Rohingya," a photography exhibition by acclaimed U.S. documentary photographer Greg Constantine, will open at Galata Foto?rafhanesi in Istanbul on July 4.
The exhibition will highlight the persecution and human rights violations against the stateless Rohingya community in Burma.