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In China, Sino-Japanese War still stings 120 years later

Aug 1, 2014

In China, Sino-Japanese War still stings 120 years later

When China and Japan first went to war 120 years ago this Friday, Beijing suffered a “national humiliation” that resonates to this day as tensions between the Asian rivals intensify again. Unlike most defeated nations, China marks the anniversaries of its losses with fervor, ...

Aug 1, 2014

Sumida schools confront assaults on the homeless

Elementary and junior high schools in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, have embarked on a new program to address a jump in violence against homeless people in the area. One of the sessions took place July 10 at Hikifune Elementary School, where two homeless men who ...

Fukuda may have met Xi during secret China visit

Aug 1, 2014

Fukuda may have met Xi during secret China visit

Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda secretly visited Beijing on Sunday and is thought to have held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in an effort to help the two countries mend their soured relationship, sources told Jiji Press on Thursday. Both the Chinese ...

Aug 1, 2014

Japan must hike sales tax again to conquer debt, IMF says

Japan must raise its sales tax again to conquer one of the world’s heaviest public debt burdens, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday, as it called for deep economic reforms. The recommendations, outlined in the Washington-based fund’s annual country report, come four months ...