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Japan suspects yet another North Korea sanctions breach at sea

National Feb 27, 2018

Japan suspects yet another North Korea sanctions breach at sea

Japan has discovered another North Korean tanker it suspects of transferring goods with a vessel in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. It was the fourth time Tokyo has suspected such an illegal transfer in recent weeks and comes ...

Editorials Feb 27, 2018

Push to expand legitimate private lodging services

Minpaku (private lodging) services — in which accommodations in private residences are rented out to travelers — are being counted on as a solution to a shortage of hotel rooms to serve the growing numbers of inbound tourists, particularly as the nation prepares to ...

The multifaceted talents of Seiji Togo

Art Feb 27, 2018

The multifaceted talents of Seiji Togo

by Matthew Larking

Seiji Togo (1897-1978) has been characterized as having two distinctive career phases corresponding to youth and maturity. The first was as a pioneer of European modern movements in Japan. The second was as a postwar painter of simplified and smoothly contoured female beauties that ...