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Aug 29, 2014

Okinawa approves rock drilling to relocate U.S. base

The Okinawa Prefectural Government has approved the start of rock drilling off Henoko, part of land reclamation work on a replacement facility for a key U.S. military base in the prefecture. The Defense Ministry can now legally dig out rocks and other sediment from ...

Aug 29, 2014

First nationwide survey on Ainu discrimination to be carried out

The government plans to conduct its first full-fledged survey to grasp the reality of discrimination of the indigenous Ainu people in Japan, officials said Thursday. The Cabinet Secretariat will request about ¥7 million in the budget for the nationwide survey planned for fiscal 2015 ...

Academy to honor Hayao Miyazaki

Aug 29, 2014

Academy to honor Hayao Miyazaki

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday it has picked anime director Hayao Miyazaki as one of three recipients of its Honorary Award this year. The only other Japanese to receive the award was Akira Kurosawa, ...