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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Outspoken NHK boss Katsuto Momii makes power grab at Japan broadcaster

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Katsuto Momii makes NHK executive directors write undated resignation letters The controversial boss of NHK, who has defended Japan’s practice of wartime sex ... at the embattled broadcaster, executive directors of the company told lawmakers that Katsuto Momii had made them write letters of resignation. This would allow Momii, the NHK chairman, effectively to fire ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Yoko Ono adds her voice to those calling for halt to dolphin hunt

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:39pm by AFP

    ... to Tokyo waded into the row. The Japanese widow of John Lennon published an open letter to the men of Taiji, the small town made famous by the Oscar-winning film The Cove which depicts the annual ... countries which are always looking for the chance to weaken the power of our country." The letter was posted on her "Imagine Peace" website. Ono's intervention came days after US ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo sarin attack widow says she wants cult members executed

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:01am by Julian Ryall

    ... not an apology. It did not work in any case, and Inoue is on death row. Toru Toyoda's face was "a mask" when he was given the death penalty, she says, and he apologised in a letter to her ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese politician who handed Emperor Akihito letter receives death threat

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 01:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Letter delivered to controversial anti-nuclear politician Taro Yamamoto's office contained knife and threat to send assassins The Japanese politician roundly criticised for handing Emperor Akihito a letter last month has received a knife and a death threat at his office – a none-too-subtle message that even a hardened right-winger says is over the top. ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Letter handed to Japanese emperor causes uproar

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:06pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo A novice Japanese lawmaker who wanted to draw attention to the Fukushima nuclear crisis has caused uproar by doing something taboo: handing a letter ... Yamamoto gave the emperor the letter- a gesture considered both impolite and inappropriate. Video of the encounter, repeatedly aired on television, shows the 79-year-old emperor calmly taking ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Bumbling Japanese politicians anger even the most jaded voters

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 05:24pm by Julian Ryall

    ... for his competence, but because he is ‘cool’ ACADEMIC STEVEN REED A staunch anti-nuclear activist and independent politician, Yamamoto gave the emperor a handwritten letter informing the monarch ... letter, discovered by security officers at a Tokyo building filled with lawmakers' offices, warning that "a group of assassins will be dispatched shortly", public broadcaster NHK ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Osaka teacher Takashi Yoshida says harassment was Bond-style seduction

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 04:27am by Julian Ryall

    ... "touched the bodies" of an unspecified number of mothers and sent inappropriate e-mail messages to others during May and June. In a 27-page letter, submitted in early October and obtained ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima attempt at rebrand- Fukuppy- gets lost in translation

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 02:20pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the first three letters of the company name, cobbled together with “uppy”. Over the weekend, a picture of the new mascot was doing the rounds on Twitter, where it It led to widespread confusion ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Elevated radiation claimed at Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... that their letter had been received by the IOC - but it clearly had limited impact, as Rogge announced on September 7 that Tokyo had beaten off competition from Madrid and Istanbul for the right to host ...




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