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Mar 23, 2017

Gist of Kagoike's Diet testimony

The following is a gist of the sworn Diet testimony given Thursday by Yasunori Kagoike, head of scandal-hit Osaka school operator Moritomo Gakuen. Kagoike said: He was handed an envelope containing ¥1 million ($8,900) by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife, Akie, who told him ...

Hokkaido University agrees to return remains of Ainu to descendants

Mar 23, 2017

Hokkaido University agrees to return remains of Ainu to descendants

Hokkaido University has agreed to return to descendants of the Ainu, an indigenous ethnic group concentrated in Japan’s northernmost main island, ancestral remains exhumed from a cemetery for research in the 1930s, the descendants said this week. The agreement, reached in a court-mediated settlement ...