Mishima and the maze of sexuality in modern Japan

Jan 14, 2017

Mishima and the maze of sexuality in modern Japan

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In June 1948, novelist Osamu Dazai committed suicide. The 38-year-old, who had just completed his masterpiece, “No Longer Human,” and whose fame was peaking, jumped into Tokyo’s Tamagawa Canal with his mistress, Tomie Yamazaki, and drowned. With his acid wit and nihilistic vision, Dazai ...

Nov 24, 2016

Girl, 16, dead, another injured after falling from Iwate dam

A 16-year-old high school girl was found dead and a 15-year-old seriously injured when they fell from a dam in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, it was revealed Wednesday. The police are investigating the case as a possible suicide. Morioka Fire Department officials found the two ...

Dentsu's Nagoya branch was told in 2010 to halt overwork

Nov 13, 2016

Dentsu's Nagoya branch was told in 2010 to halt overwork

Dentsu Inc.’s branch office in Nagoya received an order from a local labor standards office in August 2010 to stop forcing employees to work illegally long hours, according to sources. Dentsu’s branch in Osaka was issued a similar order by a labor standards office ...