Oct 20, 2016

New, fuel-efficient MSDF destroyer Asahi launched in Nagasaki

The Maritime Self-Defense Force’s newest destroyer was christened the Asahi and launched Wednesday at a shipyard in Nagasaki. The new destroyer, which is to go into service in March 2018, is the first MSDF ship that uses a combined gas turbine engine and electric ...

Oct 29, 2015

Suntory loses patent dispute with Asahi over nonalcoholic beer

Suntory Holdings Ltd. lost a patent dispute with rival Asahi Breweries Ltd. on Thursday, with the Tokyo District Court rejecting its demand for a halt to production and sales of Asahi’s nonalcoholic beer. Suntory had sought the suspension of Asahi’s Dry Zero, which was ...

Truth hurts: censorship in the media

Aug 8, 2015

Truth hurts: censorship in the media

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“Truth, it has been said, is the first casualty of war.” — Philip Snowden, July 1916 In September 1945, less than a month after Japan’s surrender ending World War II and ushering in the U.S.-led Occupation, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander for the Allied ...