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2017.01.19 (Thu)

HISTORICAL FACTS ARE MIGHTIEST WEAPON AGAINST PROPAGANDA WAR

     One of the major problems facing Japan this year is lawsuits filed against Japanese corporations by Chinese and Korean wartime conscripted workers and their families. They are demanding compensa…

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2017.01.12 (Thu)

ABE’S VISIT HAS TRANSFORMED MEANING OF “PEARL HARBOR”

     The topic of this essay may appear somewhat dated, but I wish to relate how pleased my dear old professor at the University of Hawaii was with the December 27 joint Pearl Harbor visit by Shinzo A…

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2017.01.05 (Thu)

JAPAN’S LOSS BY “IPPON” IN TERRITORIAL NEGOTIATIONS WITH RUSSIA

     Japan can be said to have suffered a defeat by “ippon” —a clean throw, to use a judo term—in its recent negotiations with Russia.      As far as Japan is concerned, one cannot but give a low …

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2016.12.22 (Thu)

WHY JAPAN FAILS TO RESOLVE NORTH KOREAN ABDUCTION ISSUE

     At a late October meeting of the National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea (NARKN), Sakie Yokota (80), a long-time leader of the group, indicated that neither she n…

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2016.12.15 (Thu)

PUTIN’S PERSONALITY WILL SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT JAPAN-RUSSIA RELATIONS

     Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in Japan soon to discuss territorial and economic issues with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. They will first meet on December 15 in Abe’s hometo…

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