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Lee urges Japan to come clean on WWII atrocities

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged Japan to admit to its misdeeds from World War II so it can play a more active role in the region. “Japan needs to acknowledge past wrongs, and Japanese public opinion needs to be more forthright in rejecting the more outrageous interpretations ...

Tsunami-hit Senseki Line recovers in Miyagi

May 30, 2015

Tsunami-hit Senseki Line recovers in Miyagi

A train line in Miyagi Prefecture resumed full services Saturday more than four years after being washed away by the killer tsunami that devastated much of Tohoku’s Pacific coastline. The JR Senseki Line, which links Sendai and Ishinomaki stations, resumed operations after the tracks ...

May 29, 2015

More locals dropping accents when speaking with outsiders: survey

More Japanese switch between using standard Japanese and various dialects according to who they are speaking with, a National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics survey has showed. The institute has been conducting a survey once every 20 years to look into the changes ...