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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘I am extremely sorry’: Justin Bieber apologises after visit to Japan’s Yasakuni war shrine

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:43pm by AFP

    ... fan wrote in the comments. “Say sorry to [the] Chinese,” another wrote. The visit was not Bieber’s first cultural faux pas. After visiting the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam last April, ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese military displays a softer side as Shinzo Abe seeks to boost its role

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... contests, a much-touted soprano vocalist and dating events. The armed forces are also visible in youth culture, with young teens tuning into Girl und Panzer, a cartoon about schoolgirls who do ... and other cultural activities were contributing to softening the image of troops. "As more and more people get to know these kind of activities, I think the image of SDF will change," said ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan agrees to call off Antarctic whale hunt after UN court judgement

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... sentiment among the Japanese public, who came to see the issue as an attack on differing cultural values. Japan had argued that its JARPA II research programme was aimed at studying the viability ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Cuddly bear Kumamon becomes a marketing superstar in Japan

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... name Baccarat. "Kumamon's true role is to be a medium for boosting Kumamoto's brand image," said Shogo Toyota from Osaka's Research Institute for Culture, Energy ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's annual dolphin hunt goes on despite international criticism

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... and accuse campaigners of cultural insensitivity. They insist they no longer use the methods depicted in The Cove, but employ a more "humane" technique in which the dolphins' spinal ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAPAN

    'It is not twilight, but a new dawn that is breaking over Japan': Shinzo Abe

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:51pm by Shinzo Abe

    ... have survived. Japan’s corporate culture is even more male-dominated – a world of pinstripes and button-downs. I was greatly encouraged when Hillary Clinton told me that Japan’s GDP could be 16 ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nuclear issue looms large in race to be Tokyo's next governor

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:28am by AFP

    ... policy, but the sheer size of the city, with 13 million inhabitants and a pivotal place in the economic, political and cultural life of Japan, means its verdict will be tough to ignore. Hosokawa, ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scandal of top Japanese hotels' misleading menus leaves bad taste

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:02am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo High-end establishments admit lying about ingredients, as Unesco honours nation's food Scandal of hotels' misleading menus leaves bad taste Japanese cuisine was given a firm seal of approval when Unesco announced plans to list the country's traditional food as an intangible cultural heritage asset as early as next month. However, Japan's ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Marine Park to open in Japanese town infamous for dolphin killing - but slaughter will continue

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... of a 400-year-old whaling and culinary tradition. They charge that campaigns against it are cultural imperialism that neglects the parallels between killing dolphins and killing cattle. Japan regularly ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's luxury fruit masters grow money on trees

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 01:02pm by AFP

    ... in a country that has a deeply ingrained culture of gift-giving, nothing matches high-end fruit. At summer and year-end, households send packaged gifts to relatives, business associates and bosses ...




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