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Figuring out Japan's unsolved mysteries

| Jan 7, 2017

Figuring out Japan's unsolved mysteries

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As a visit to any large public library or online search will reveal, Japan boasts a superb body of crime literature, both fiction and nonfiction. Among these, English readers may be most familiar with a half-dozen works by Seicho Matsumoto (1909-92). Many of his ...

Inada's Yasukuni visit sinks Pearl Harbor gesture

Jan 7, 2017

Inada's Yasukuni visit sinks Pearl Harbor gesture

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If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meant what he said about the “power of reconciliation” on his Dec. 27 visit to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, he should sack Defense Minister Tomomi Inada who visited Yasukuni Shrine two days later. If he does nothing, then his ...