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PM Abe of Japan: US Realism and Political Confidence in Tokyo

PM Abe of Japan: US Realism and Political Confidence in Tokyo

Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker 

Modern Tokyo Times

It appears that aspects of the media in Japan are beset by Western “gilt trips” and the trappings of “multi-cultural apologetics.” This certainly applies to the English speaking media on a whole in Japan. 982 more words


Hong Kong protests: Leader says external forces involved..duh?


Hong Kong leader CY Leung has accused “external forces” of involvement in the territory’s pro-democracy protests – claims strongly denied by protesters.

In a TV interview, Mr Leung said the rallies, which have paralysed parts of the territory for three weeks, were “out of control” even for organisers. 349 more words


Touching Take on Twin Sisters Debuts on PBS

It’s not every day that you get to see the work of a Norwegian documentary filmmaker on American TV, but tonight I encourage you to jump at the chance to catch the U.S. 665 more words


China rail official given death sentence for corruption..Australia to seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials


The former deputy chief engineer of China’s disbanded railways ministry has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, state media report.

Zhang Shuguang was found guilty by a court in Beijing of taking bribes of more than 47m yuan ($7.7m; £4.8m) over 11 years. 646 more words

World News

Travel • China

When I came back from China 9 months and 2 weeks too early, my best friend and I decided to keep it a secret so we could make a hilarious 10 second video of me arriving back in the tiny village where she lives as a “surprise”. 125 more words