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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1610937/bomb-threats-japanese-universities-row-over-comfort-women-issue
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1602638/making-mint-abroad-japan-mint-turns-overseas-markets
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532127/un-heritage-body-refuses-request-preserve-letters-kamikaze-pilots
  4. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550620/comfort-women-were-just-wartime-prostitutes-says-japanese-delegation
  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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355775/japanese-politician-who-handed-emperor-akihito-letter-receives-death
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1349908/letter-handed-japanese-emperor-causes-uproar
  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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519620/slasher-attacks-japan-female-pop-group-akb48-fan-event
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1508692/lost-translation-british-journalist-shocked-japanese-book-he-dictated
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1498237/china-releases-japanese-wartime-documents
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1409933/yoko-ono-adds-her-voice-those-calling-halt-dolphin-hunt

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