Second Fiddle to None
Established in 2022, the Tokyo Women's Orchestra was created to empower female musicians that have faced social hurdles that prevented them from pursuing a career in music.

[In Focus: US-Led Economic Framework Inches Ahead]
The US is leading a new economic partnership in the Indo-Pacific as it seeks an edge over China. But many developing nations in the region already see China as a major trading partner. We look at how the US-led framework may impact the global economy.

[Global Trends: Indonesia's Soccer Fans Turn Eyes to Japan]
Countries across Southeast Asia are falling in love with soccer. In Indonesia, fans and players alike admire Japan's pro league ... and collaborations between the countries are ensuring the future of soccer in Asia.

Second Fiddle to None

Professional clarinetist Wakabayashi Megumi spends time with her daughter Momoka and a babysitter provided by the Tokyo Women's Orchestra before a performance

Global Trends

Indonesia's top soccer league has 18 teams that compete fiercely with each other and attract attention from abroad.
After Indonesian star player Pratama Arhan signed with a Japanese team, the number of Indonesian fans skyrocketed. Indonesia's next generation of players now see Japan as a possible destination.