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History Evoked for the Wrong Reasons: Abe, Japan's War Dead and Chinese Ire

In August 1985, Yasuhiro Nakasone became the first post-WWII Japanese Prime Minister to visit the Yasukuni Shrine to pay tribute to his country’s war dead. As we are constantly reminded, by the Chinese and Koreans in particular, the Shrine commemorates 14 Class A war criminals, in addition to many other soldiers that Japan’s East Asian neighbours would look upon with distaste. 714 more words


Japan AIDS Prevention Squeeze-A-Thon Charity Event: 'I Never Thought My Boobs Could Contribute to Society'

 Japanese porn stars to have boobs squeezed for AIDS research

A Group of Japanese porn actresses are preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours this weekend for a charity event loosely translated as “Boob Aid” 342 more words


Japan casino gold mine may not pan out

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is forming a task force to rekindle enthusiasm for its integrated resort initiative. However, casinos in Japan may prove less lucrative… 69 more words

Japan PM visits Hiroshima after killer landslides

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday pledged full support for victims of last week’s massive landslides in Hiroshima, as he made his first visit since the disaster to the western Japan city. 231 more words


Japan PM Visits Slide Site, As Complaints Swirl

TOKYO (AP) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima on Monday as rescuers expanded their search for dozens still missing from landslides around the western… 289 more words


Citigroup's Japanese retail banking unit is as good as sold

Citigroup’s plans to exit retail banking in Japan—after more than 100 years in the business—haven’t been formally announced, but the writing is on the wall. Not only have the bank’s plans been… 201 more words

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Harsh conditions in the disaster area are hindering rescue workers in the western Japanese city. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Imag

Hillsides and slopes rapidly swept away in torrents of rock, mud and debris in at least five valleys in Hiroshima city suburbs… 462 more words