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2022.07.07 (Thu)

MEGUMI YOKOTA ALIVE 45 YEARS AFTER ABDUCTION BY NORTH KOREA

     Megumi Yokota is alive and well. In 1977, when she was 13, Megumi was abducted in Niigata Prefecture by North Korean agents.      That was the critical point of a front-page scoop in the June…

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2022.06.30 (Thu)

DID JUSTICE MINISTRY LEAK INFORMATION TO SAFEGUARD SOLE CUSTODY?

     No matter how I read it, there was something odd about the lead article in the June 20th edition of The Mainichi Shimbun. Treated as a scoop, the piece covered a proposed legal reform for child c…

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2022.06.23 (Thu)

ECONOMIC SECURITY IS NEW KEY TO NATIONAL SECURITY

     In his latest book, China 2049: Economic Challenges of a Rising Global Power (Brookings Institution Press; 2020), Michael Pillsbury says he was taken in by China over many years. Pillsbury, a pro…

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2022.06.16 (Thu)

FAMILIES PULLED APART DUE TO FAILURE OF LEGAL SYSTEM

     A young man killed himself when he was in his thirties. It was just a little over a year after his wife left home with their three children.      The eldest son, who was an elementary school s…

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2022.06.09 (Thu)

WITH THE UKRAINE WAR IN MIND, CHINA TARGETS THE SOUTH PACIFIC

     This is China’s way: find a power vacuum and exploit it to expand its own sphere of influence. But brute force does not always work.      This was my conclusion following Foreign Minister Wan…

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