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Rare video footage of 'comfort women' released by South Korea

/ Jul 8, 2017

Rare video footage of 'comfort women' released by South Korea

The South Korean government has released rare video footage of Korean women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II, the first time moving images have been shown of the “comfort women.”A government-funded research team from Seoul National University found the ...

Newly digitized footage shows Hiroshima before A-bomb

/ Jul 6, 2017

Newly digitized footage shows Hiroshima before A-bomb

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum released online Wednesday digitally processed 16 mm film footage that shows the central area of Hiroshima about 10 years before the city was devastated by the U.S. atomic bombing.The original film is the only footage owned by the museum ...

Tracing the decline of a beautiful Japan

/ | Jun 17, 2017

Tracing the decline of a beautiful Japan

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Two irreconcilable views of patriotism were given their classic expressions by two Englishmen: Lord Byron, the poet (1788-1824), and Dr. Johnson, the lexicographer and jack-of-all-literary-trades (1709-84). Byron said, “He who loves not his country can love nothing.” And Johnson: “Patriotism is the last refuge ...