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Asahara's No. 3 daughter writes on life during, after cult

Mar 26, 2015

Asahara's No. 3 daughter writes on life during, after cult

Rika Matsumoto, the 31-year-old daughter of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara, who is on death row, realizes her father’s notoriety has made it impossible for her to live a normal life. Instead, the third daughter of the guru has come forward in public with ...

Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film

Jan 27, 2015

Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film

In the days of uncertainty immediately following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, documentary filmmaker Masako Sakata turned to a book written by her late mother, an anti-nuclear campaigner, to try to make sense of what was happening. The book, “Please Listen,” is a ...

Noted Japanese war photographer goes on display

Sep 3, 2014

Noted Japanese war photographer goes on display

A collection of nearly 300 images captured by renowned photographer Akihiko Okamura are on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, chronicling a career that drew international attention following his critically acclaimed coverage of the Vietnam War over half a century ago. Okamura, ...

Tokyo 'comfort women' exhibition targets youths

Jul 23, 2014

Tokyo 'comfort women' exhibition targets youths

Following a series of remarks by influential people playing down Japan’s wartime sex slavery, a Tokyo museum has launched a five-month exhibition aimed at young people to provide a basic picture of the atrocity. Many panels in the “Exhibition of ‘Comfort Women’ for Junior ...