Ad money makes the news world go round

/ | Nov 18, 2017

Ad money makes the news world go round

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In a Nov. 8 press release, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center announced that Katsuya Takasu, the most famous plastic surgeon in Japan, was no longer a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). Previously, the center had been urging the AACS ...

Identifying the 'liberal' in Japanese politics

/ | Oct 21, 2017

Identifying the 'liberal' in Japanese politics

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The current group of conservative public figures in the United States wants to return to an age when certain middle-class values were ascendant, without acknowledging that many of those values were realized because President Franklin Roosevelt implemented progressive social policies and trade unions had ...

No one else wants Okinawa's U.S. bases

/ | Sep 2, 2017

No one else wants Okinawa's U.S. bases

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On Aug. 15, the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese surrender, there was a symposium in Tokyo about changing the Constitution. One of the panelists, documentarian Tatsuya Mori, pointed out that earlier that day Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had given remarks at an annual memorial ...