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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Bomb threats at Japanese universities in row over 'comfort women' issue

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 11:41pm by Julian Ryall

    ... been discredited. Letters have been sent to Tezukayama Gakuin University, in Osaka prefecture, and Hokusei Gakuen University, in Hokkaido, demanding that the two former journalists be sacked. Local media have reported that the letters contained messages that read: "If you fail to dismiss him, your students will get hurt" and "A gas bomb containing nails will be set ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Seiji Yoshida's lies about "comfort women" exploited by Japan's right

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by Julian Ryall

    ... it had printed in the 1980s and 1990s quoting Yoshida, issued a grovelling apology and fired one of its most senior editors. Other newspapers in Japan, notably the increasingly right-wing Yomiuri ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Making a mint abroad: Japan Mint turns to overseas markets

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:16am by Julian Ryall

    ... in the world. Microlines that are invisible to the naked eye have been worked into the new design, along with microdots, miniscule letters, the helically, or spirally, milled edge and an inner core made ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Asahi daily accused of ‘media terrorism’ after retracting Fukushima report

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:02pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the left-leaning Asahi newspaper, which was forced to retract one of its "scoops" and sacked an executive editor. In a hastily convened press conference on Thursday, officials from the paper ... to readers and the people at Tokyo Electric Power," he said, adding that executive editor Nobuyuki Sugiura had been sacked. The Asahi has recently been the target of fierce public and media ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN heritage body refuses request to preserve letters of kamikaze pilots

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Julian Ryall

    ... pilots' letters A Japanese bid to have letters of farewell and other papers written by kamikaze pilots included in a registry of historic documents has been rejected by the UN heritage body, after ... a collection of 333 diaries, final letters, photos and other personal items held by the Chiran Peace Museum, built on the site of a wartime airfield for kamikaze squadrons. "Next year will mark ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Comfort women were just 'wartime prostitutes', says Japanese delegation

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:01pm by Julian Ryall

    ... in procuring the women was "ruining the dignity of Japan and threatening the security of Japanese... in the US". Citing a letter she received from a Japanese woman in Glendale, California, ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Slasher attacks Japan female pop group AKB48 with saw at fan event

    Posted May 26th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... are derived the letters AKB- told the Yomiuri: “I’m very worried about my favourite member who was hurt.” “I don’t understand why anyone would do such a thing,” he said. There were no bag checks, ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Lost in translation: British journalist 'shocked' Japanese book he dictated denies Nanking Massacre

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:57pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Subculture Research Centre web site, Kubo said: “I realised that I felt that Mr Stokes, who is a very nice elderly journalist who I respect, was having his words taken out of context.” In a letter ...

  9. News - China - JAPAN

    China ‘releases Japanese wartime documents’

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 02:21pm by Reuters

    ... seized by China over a dispute that dates back to the 1930s war between the two countries. The 89 documents released from archives in northern Jilin province include letters written by Japanese ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - JAPAN

    Book review: Bending Adversity, by David Pilling

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Julian Ryall

    ... raised those hurdles even higher. Yet the sense that emerges from David Pilling's new book is that the resilience of their forebears still exists in Japan. Pilling, Asia editor ...




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