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  1. Who are the Ainu?

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Culture Many Ainu claim links to Japan's prehistoric Jomon culture, known for artefacts including pottery with cord-like patterns. But classic Ainu culture is thought to date from around ...

  2. U-turn on nuclear arms will only lead Japan to ruin

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of thousands of people from the face of the earth. Yet, today, powerful politicians in Japan are hard at work trying to scrap or smash article 9 of the country's constitution- which renounces war- ... victim of nuclear war, and then from bungling over the use of peaceful nuclear energy, should be contemplating building nuclear weapons. It is almost a game of Chinese roulette. Japan does ...

  3. Diplomacy the only way to solve Japan disputes

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is hard to escape the conclusion that if there is no official involvement in their creation, they are at least being sanctioned. There is no doubt that Chinese feelings towards Japan run deep, ... honouring Japan's war dead. Banner-carrying and slogan-chanting crowds of thousands of mostly young people form in the blink of an eye, march on Japanese companies or diplomatic buildings and, ...

  4. September 18 incident remains political dynamite for relations as Chinese remember 'day of national humiliation' by Japan

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan On the evening of September 18, 1931, near the Shenyang suburb of Liutiaohu, a section of railway owned by Japan's South Manchuria Railway Company was rigged with dynamite and exploded. The widely accepted belief is that an officer with Japan's Kwantung Army laid the explosives in order to provide an excuse to initiate the second Sino-Japanese war, and the Japanese ...

  5. Politics of peace

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by David McNeill

    ... An apparent blitz on anti-war activists in Japan has sparked fears that authorities want to silence critics of Tokyo's shift towards a stronger military role, writes David McNeill ... of Japan's Self-Defence Forces (SDF) suggesting they 'think deeply' about their decision to support a costly and illegal war. The flier, distributed around an SDF housing complex ...

  6. Deal nearer over cleanup of Japan's wartime weaponry

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai China and Japan are moving closer to agreement over a massive cleanup of chemical weapons left behind by Japanese forces after the second world war, long ... Disposal would take up to a decade for the worst- affected areas in the northeast and four years for other sites. Beijing claims Japan abandoned 2 million tonnes of chemical weapons at 40 sites ...

  7. Poison gas leak fuels anti-Japan crusade on Net

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... by the middle of next month, in time to submit the petition to the Japanese embassy in Beijing on September 18, the 72nd anniversary of Japan's invasion of China. 'One million is our target ... to the campaign for negotiations for compensation between China and Japan. The petition statement makes 10 requests to the Japanese government. These include asking it for information on the whereabouts ...

  8. Japan should clarify defence intentions

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of a boxer with his gloved hands hanging limply by his side and you have Japan. That image does not sit well with a growing number of Japanese- although the latest opinion polls show they remain ... are being stretched militarily. Japan's space programme has produced a series of increasingly powerful rockets designed to carry communications and surveillance satellites. The leap from ...

  9. Praise just courtesy: Japan's Nanking expert

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... outset he mentioned that Japan initiated the war against China, but history has proven that the Marco Polo Bridge incident was started by the Chinese side,' said Hiromichi Moteki, president of the Sekai Shuppan publishing house and another member of the 13-strong committee. 'On one hand he calls for friendship and amity while at the same time saying in his speech that Japan initiated ...

  10. US peacekeeping role still needed in Asia

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... forces are keeping the peace in the region. Remove them, and the likelihood of rows between mainland China and Taiwan and Japan and South Korea escalating into armed conflict rises considerably. ... interference may be, it is keeping apart wartime foes that have not yet come to terms with their history. For those reasons, the United States' redefining of its military alliance with Japan ...




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