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2019.01.17 (Thu)

TOUGH ROAD AHEAD FOR JAPAN AS IT SEES IN NEW YEAR

     On New Year’s Day, I read the editorials of the five major national dailies in an attempt to find out what different messages they had to deliver. Reading the conservative Yomiuri Shimbun first, …

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2019.01.10 (Thu)

AKIHITO’S LAST BIRTHDAY BEFORE ABDICATION AN OCCASION TO FRESHLY RECOGNIZE JAPAN’S TRADITIONAL NATIONAL CHARACTER

     Early this morning, December 23, I joined millions of people across Japan in hoisting the rising sun national flag to wish well to Emperor Akihito on his 85th birthday—his last before abdicating …

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2018.12.27 (Thu)

TOKYO MUST LODGE STRONG PROTEST TO OBTAIN RELEASE OF JAPANESE UNLAWFULLY DETAINED IN CHINA

     A recent series of outrageous editorials in The Global Times, an English-language tabloid affiliated with The People’s Daily, the official organ of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), reveals Chin…

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2018.12.20 (Thu)

STAGGERING LOGIC BEHIND RECENT ANTI-JAPANESE JUDGMENTS BY SOUTH KOREAN TOP COURT

     Two decisions recently rendered by the Supreme Court of South Korea—one in late October and the other late last month—can only be described as outrageous. In both decisions, the court ruled in fa…

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2018.12.13 (Thu)

JAPAN NEEDS STRICTER IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE LAWS

     Japan, already a major immigrant nation, is set on solving its worsening labor shortage by revising its Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act as soon as possible.            The coal…

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