'Sincerity' key to Abe's address to Congress, says Armitage

/ Apr 17, 2015

'Sincerity' key to Abe's address to Congress, says Armitage

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said he hopes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will show “sincerity” in respect to historical issues in his upcoming speech before the U.S. Congress. Armitage, a well-known Japan expert, made the comment in a recent interview, saying ...

Armies ready for battle in final 'Hobbit' film

Dec 11, 2014

Armies ready for battle in final 'Hobbit' film

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There’s a scene in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill: Volume 2” where Michael Madsen’s Budd character asks Daryl Hannah’s Elle: “Now you ain’t gonna hafta face your enemy on the battlefield no more, which ‘R’ are you filled with: relief or regret?” Elle tries to ...

Armitage: Futenma 'Japan's responsibility'

Apr 17, 2013

Armitage: Futenma 'Japan's responsibility'

The replacement of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa is “now the responsibility of the government of Japan” under the terms of a long-stalled agreement, according to former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. Stating his position in a recent interview, ...