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Peeling back the layers of money politics

| Feb 20, 2016

Peeling back the layers of money politics

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Last week the Asahi Shimbun reported on the relationship between Japan’s larger corporations and the Liberal Democratic Party. Since regaining power in 2012, the LDP announced it would cut corporate taxes at rates that are twice those proposed by the previous Democratic Party of ...

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

Feb 8, 2016

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

From a strange creature called “Puppymonkeybaby” to a tear-inducing Audi spot, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages. On advertising’s biggest night, Chrysler celebrated Jeep with an ad featuring black-and-white portraits of veterans, kids and pop icons. ...

Imperial couple take stand for remembrance

| Feb 6, 2016

Imperial couple take stand for remembrance

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In recent years, the Imperial couple have made an effort to leave behind a meaningful legacy by visiting World War II battlefields. The idea is to ensure that future generations of Japanese do not forget the war and its bitter lessons. However, until they ...