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Just like the US, Japan faces backlash for interventionist policy

The term ‘backlash’ couldn’t be more accurate to describe Japan’s recent anti-pacifist agenda – a foreign policy course set by pro-American Prime Minister Shinzo Abe which has taken its toll with the recent Islamic State (IS) … 489 more words

World Affairs

Prince William visits Japan

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Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and the second in line to the British throne, ended his 4 day visit to Japan today.  On arrival at Haneda Airport, he was met by Tim Hitchens, the British Ambassador, to whom I have written in the past about not being able to see you. 240 more words


Japanese government lies on 'comfort women', people protest

This video from South Korea says about itself:

“Herstory” Comfort Women Animation – English

15 January 2014

Produced with actual voices of the victims of the Japanese Military’s ‘

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Human Rights

Japan casino prospects fade despite good cards

Reasons for Japan to legalize casinos keeping growing along with the country’s burgeoning debt and quarter century long economic malaise. Yet Japan casino legalization seems less likely… 85 more words

Heir to Japanese throne appeals for 'correct' Second World War history

Crown Prince Naruhito’s comments interpreted as a criticism of present government’s nationalistic interpretation of history


Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito posing at his residence at the Togu Palace in Tokyo Photo: AFP… 404 more words

Outrage grows over Sono 'apartheid' column | The Japan Times

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The Ayako Sono ‘apartheid for Japan ‘remark continues to snowball. This right-wing, former advisor to Prime Minister Abe refuses to back down. 58 more words