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90 more buildings found using dodgy quake dampers from Toyo Tire

Apr 22, 2015

90 more buildings found using dodgy quake dampers from Toyo Tire

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. confirmed Tuesday that 90 more buildings have been built with its substandard earthquake shock absorption devices, bringing the total to 145. The Osaka-based company said four employees might have been involved in falsifying performance data on the quake-absorbing rubber ...

Korean 'war criminal' seeks redress from Japan

Apr 22, 2015

Korean 'war criminal' seeks redress from Japan

by Keisuke Sunami

Seventy years after the end of World War II, a 90-year-old South Korean who was convicted of war crimes continues to seek justice and compensation from the Japanese government. As a young boy, Lee Hak-rae helped with his family’s farming work on the Korean ...

Manchuria academy students still gathering 70 years after WWII end

Apr 22, 2015

Manchuria academy students still gathering 70 years after WWII end

Alumni of Harbin Gakuin, a wartime Japanese training academy for Russian-language specialists in Harbin, part of the former Manchuria, northeastern China, and relatives of deceased former students gathered this month for an annual ceremony in front of a monument in western Tokyo, 70 years ...

Apr 22, 2015

Kerry to invite Abe to Sunday dinner in Boston

Secretary of State John Kerry will invite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to dinner in Boston on Sunday after the Japanese leader arrives at the first destination on his trip to the United States, the State Department said Tuesday. The dinner will take place at ...