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China screams for Tojo ice cream on war anniversary

Sep 2, 2015

China screams for Tojo ice cream on war anniversary

An ice cream chain in Shanghai, China, is offering a lickable likeness of the head of executed Japanese war criminal Hideki Tojo to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Iceason parlours are selling ice cream bars on a stick ...

Sep 2, 2015

Ex-Fukushima No. 1 worker sues Tepco over cancer

A former worker at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant has filed a damages suit against Tokyo Electric Power Co. and others, claiming that he developed cancer due to exposure to radiation after the March 2011 nuclear disaster. His lawyers said Tuesday the suit, ...

Sep 2, 2015

Japan begins fresh search for new National Stadium design

The Japan Sport Council on Tuesday started publicly seeking design and construction plans for a new National Stadium, which will be the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after the previous costly design was abandoned in July. Its total construction cost is now ...

WWII veteran transmitted news of war's end

Sep 2, 2015

WWII veteran transmitted news of war's end

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Stephen Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Navy soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Less than a year later, the raw 19-year-old recruit was thrust into fighting off the Solomon Islands and survived one of the fiercest naval battles in the South ...

Sep 2, 2015

Sakurajima alert level lowered as fears of major eruption ease

The Meteorological Agency on Tuesday downgraded its volcanic warning level for Sakurajima, a mountain that looms over the city of Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture. It said the risk of a larger-than-usual eruption has diminished. Citing a reduction in the number of volcanic earthquakes detected, the ...

Japan no stranger to emblem, logo controversies

Sep 2, 2015

Japan no stranger to emblem, logo controversies

Incidents related to official emblems for public institutions and events in Japan, like Tuesday’s retraction of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics logo, are nothing new. In the case of Expo ’70 held in Osaka, the selection committee chose a design from 48 applications in 1966, ...