Oct 20, 2015

Yamaguchi-gumi split, toughened laws will weaken gangs: experts

The recent fracturing of the Yamaguchi-gumi, the country’s largest and most powerful crime syndicate, will considerably weaken the gang organization and all yakuza groups in general, two noted experts told a news conference Tuesday in Tokyo. “I believe all crime syndicates will lose momentum ...

UNESCO strikes political nerve with Nanking Massacre documents

| Oct 19, 2015

UNESCO strikes political nerve with Nanking Massacre documents

A fierce battle is raging over UNESCO’s stewardship of history. Last week, Japan — the biggest donor to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — created an international stir by threatening to suspend or reduce its financial contributions after the body accepted ...

Abe, China's Yang vow to promote dialogue

Oct 14, 2015

Abe, China's Yang vow to promote dialogue

A top Chinese government official met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Wednesday, agreeing to promote a “mutually beneficial strategic relationship” between the two Asian titans despite the latest diplomatic row over the 1937 Nanking Massacre, a Japanese official said. Chinese State Councilor ...