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China ship seizure hikes redress fears

China’s seizure over the weekend of a containership owned by shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K Lines for its failure to respond to a wartime compensation order related to a contractual dispute ...

Jewish woman saved by WWII envoy ID'd

More than 70 years after her escape, a Jewish woman who fled persecution by the Nazis in the early 1940s thanks to a visa issued by Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara ...

Abe turns back clock on education

The Diet has begun deliberations on a bill that would give local government heads greater leeway to intervene in education as well as reverse some features of postwar education reform.

A need for special nursing homes

The number of elderly people suffering from senile dementia and other conditions that require critical nursing care is rising, yet Japan faces a serious shortage of facilities that can provide such care.