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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Mar 26, 2020
North Korea shows confidence in face of coronavirus outbreak
With international focus on the coronavirus, North Korea has doubled down on its missile development and military exercises in recent weeks while signaling new confidence that it has dodged an outbreak of its own.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 23, 2020
At G20 meeting, globalization comes under fire amid coronavirus 'stress test'
Finance chiefs from the world's largest economies are realizing the coronavirus isn't just a short-term threat to global growth — it is exposing the vulnerabilities of globalization itself.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 18, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak stokes anti-Asian bigotry worldwide
The deadly coronavirus outbreak is sparking anti-Asian bigotry, hysteria and violence around the globe as the spread of rumor and misinformation grips people with fear.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Feb 17, 2020
From SARS to COVID-19, cities plagued by inequality bear brunt of outbreaks
As the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus, becomes the latest urban center to face a deadly disease outbreak, city planners and physicians say such densely packed hubs are particularly vulnerable and may need a redesign.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health / FOCUS
Feb 14, 2020
A Wuhan student's account of surviving coronavirus infection
For one coronavirus patient in Wuhan, the central Chinese location where the virus outbreak first emerged, the journey from infection to recovery was a nightmare scenario that entailed multiple hospital visits, symptoms so severe he thought he would die and quarantine under police watch.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Feb 14, 2020
China moves on two fronts to ease anger over coronavirus
China took action on two fronts to gain control of the spiraling coronavirus outbreak gripping the country: reporting a dramatic increase in cases and ousting top officials who failed to check the disease's expansion.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 28, 2019
Despite announcement, North Korea fails to deliver Christmas 'gift' to U.S.
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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Oct 21, 2019
More Japanese businesses turn to mixed-reality tech for employee training
Corporate Japan's growing need to rely on new technologies to cope with the shrinking workforce was on show at the recent CEATEC technology exhibition, with service industry companies turning out in greater numbers this year.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 30, 2019
In a slum built in Cambodian cemetery, the living far outnumber the dead
When floodwaters swept a chunk of riverbank into the Mekong just south of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Sun Ramaly managed to save her clothes and her kitchen utensils. Her one-room shack, however, crumbled into the river.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Nov 19, 2018
Abe fails to bridge U.S.-China divide at APEC summit
Prime Minister in a bind as he seeks to keep alliance with Washington as foundation of foreign policy, while avoiding excessive conflict with Beijing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 26, 2018
Japan sends last six Aum death row inmates to the gallows
Some speculate the Justice Ministry wanted to draw a curtain on the shocking crimes before the end of the Heisei Era, set for next April.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 26, 2018
A chronology of doomsday cult and its founder
The following is a chronology of events related to the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult and its founder, Shoko Asahara, whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto:
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2018
Letters written by executed Aum cult members reflect regret, desire to live
Letters sent from prison to civic groups by some of the executed Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult members expressed regret for their heinous crimes and a wish to atone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2018
U.N. human rights agency calls for national debate on death penalty after Aum executions
The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed regret over the executions of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara and six other former members of the cult, calling for a national debate on the death penalty.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Aum Shinrikyo guru Shoko Asahara and six other cult members hanged for mass murders
Shoko Asahara, founder of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system is executed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Aum victims and bereaved express sense of closure, disappointment and confusion over executions
The execution of Aum Shinrikyo leader Shoko Asahara and six others from the doomsday cult leaves some feeling empty, gives others a sense of closure.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Jul 6, 2018
Aum founder Shoko Asahara's execution leads to renewed debate in Japan on death penalty
While the execution of Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara and the group's former senior members may offer a degree of closure on a string of crimes that shocked the nation, it also creates an opportunity for further debate in Japanese society about the death penalty.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Three major cases involving the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult
The following are brief descriptions of three major acts of violence by the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Profiles of top Aum Shinrikyo members, including six still on death row
A central figure in the Aum Shinrikyo cult as a chemistry expert, Masami Tsuchiya, 53, was sentenced to death in 2004 for his role in the production of sarin that was used in deadly gas attacks in Nagano Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Japanese have mixed opinions on execution of Aum leader Shoko Asahara and six accomplices
A wide-range of reactions were heard Friday to news of the executions of Shoko Asahara and six former senior members of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo — which carried out the deadly 1995 sarin nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system — with some saying it was good the sentences were finally carried out and others recalling the devastation inflicted by the group.

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