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2019.11.14 (Thu)

ASAHI COLUMNIST SHOULD HAVE SENSED COMPASSION IN EDUCATION MINISTER’S REMARKS

     The Asahi Shimbun’s criticism of Education Minister Koichi Hagyuda for his October 28 remarks about English proficiency tests is far wide of the mark.      The tests were to have been introdu…

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2019.11.07 (Thu)

CAN SOUTH KOREANS STOP MOON’S AUTOCRATIC GOVERNANCE?

     South Koreans are putting up a new fight. On the heels of a massive demonstration in Seoul by conservative forces which drew more than a half million citizens on the National Founding Day October…

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2019.10.31 (Thu)

TIME TO LEARN FROM WARTIME GRADE SCHOOL HISTORY TEXTBOOK

     I recently read an engaging reprint of a wartime Japanese elementary school history textbook—Reprinted Edition: Japanese History for Elementary School Students. (Heart Publishing Co., Tokyo; Octo…

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2019.10.24 (Thu)

SHOULD JAPAN INVITE XI JINPING AS STATE GUEST NEXT SPRING?

     A new protest anthem is sung in chorus in the streets of Hong Kong today—“May Glory Be to Hong Kong.” Protesters, many of them in their teens, are clad in black as they sing the anthem or play it…

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2019.10.17 (Thu)

WILL MASS RALLIES BY SOUTH KOREAN CONSERVATIVES TRIGGER MOON JAE-IN’S OUSTER?

     In a more peaceful year, all South Koreans would have celebrated their October 3 National Foundation Day (Gaecheonjeol) together as one family. On this day in 2333 BC, Dangun Wanggeom, the legend…

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