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HISTORY

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JAPAN / History / THE LIVING PAST
Apr 18, 2022
Saigo Takamori: The last ‘true’ samurai, defender of the Japanese spirit
Saigo Takamori's samurai rank was low, but that might account for his love for the land and disdain for wealth and power.
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JAPAN / History / THE LIVING PAST
Mar 20, 2022
A narrative forms around the 'divine country'
The seeds of modern Japanese nationalism were sown by nativist scholar Motoori Norinaga, who lauded the concept of 'mono no aware.'
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COMMUNITY / Voices / BLACK EYE
Feb 28, 2022
Here’s hoping our better angels can persist beyond Black History Month
Just because Black History Month technically ends on Feb. 28, it doesn't mean your education needs to stop.
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JAPAN / History / THE LIVING PAST
Feb 25, 2022
Watanabe Kazan: One scholar’s equivocal rebellion
Watanabe Kazan discovered a talent for drawing early on and became a hack artist, painting on demand for pennies. It kept starvation at bay.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jan 15, 2022
Russia foreign minister plans Japan visit within next few months
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov voiced concern that Japan's status as an ally of the United States is proving to be an obstacle to bilateral relations between Tokyo and Moscow.
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Dec 4, 2021
Education ministry seeks to iron out wrinkles over school history syllabus
“Modern global history” is to be made a compulsory subject in senior high schools in Japan from 2022.
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JAPAN / Politics
Nov 20, 2021
Kishida says stabilizing ties with South Korea important amid row
The prime minister said that 'international agreements and promises must be fulfilled' and that he hoped South Korea 'will take a positive approach' to improving bilateral ties.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 17, 2021
China's Communist Party revises history to glorify Xi
A pivotal resolution on China's modern history — the first such declaration in 40 years — touted Xi's accomplishments but downplayed events such as the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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JAPAN / History
Nov 15, 2021
Japanese-Korean-Turkish language group traced to farmers in ancient China
Various descended languages and peoples are thought to have spread across an area of some 8,000 kilometers.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 8, 2021
What’s in a name? For the Koreans of Sakhalin, an anguished history.
Stranded for decades on the island, some bear three names, Japanese, Russian and Korean, representing different historical chapters. Now, many are planning their return.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OBITUARY
Nov 7, 2021
Joyce Lebra: Trailblazing scholar and witness to Japanese history
The world of academia lost a true pioneer when Joyce Lebra passed away last month. She received the Order of the Rising Sun award in a ceremony a month earlier.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 3, 2021
Shutting down historical debate, China makes it a crime to mock heroes
Under a new law, China has zealously prosecuted even the perceived slander of communist figures, broadening Xi Jinping's campaign to dominate party orthodoxy.
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JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2021
Kishida and South Korea's Moon discuss lingering wartime disputes
After their first phone talks since Kishida took office last week, the Japanese leader said he 'strongly urged' South Korea to 'take appropriate action' to help improve bilateral relations.
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WORLD
Oct 2, 2021
Outdated White House Situation Room getting needed overhaul
The Situation Room is a technology throwback, with some equipment that hasn't been updated in 15 years. Now the Pentagon has proposed about $56.2 million for upgrades.
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JAPAN / History
Sep 23, 2021
Researcher sees lesson for today in tragedy of settlers in Manchuria
Documentary-maker Takanori Tezuka says the era's blind faith in authority is a trait still seen in Japanese society today.
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WORLD
Sep 11, 2021
Did Nazis produce these uranium cubes? Researchers look for an answer.
Determining whether the cubes were produced by Nazi Germany could lead to more questions, such as whether the Nazis could have had enough to create a critical reaction.
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JAPAN / Politics
Sep 4, 2021
Putin calls absence of Russia-Japan peace treaty 'nonsense'
Putin also voiced concerns that U.S. forces may install a missile system on Japanese soil near its border with Russia if a peace accord is signed, urging Japan to 'ensure a peaceful future.'
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WORLD
Aug 18, 2021
Gorbachev, who pulled Soviets from Afghanistan, says U.S. campaign doomed from start
NATO and the U.S. 'should have admitted failure earlier. The important thing now is to draw the lessons from what happened and make sure that similar mistakes are not repeated,' he said.
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JAPAN / History / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Aug 16, 2021
Japanese soldier recalls lucky survival on Burma front in World War II
Shoichi Sato, 98, survived malaria, bombings and a siege, but many of his comrades weren't so fortunate.
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JAPAN
Aug 10, 2021
The Black reporter who exposed a lie about the atom bomb
Charles Loeb defied the American military's denials and propaganda to show how deadly radiation from the strike on Hiroshima sickened and killed.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on