Tag - history



Japan Times
Aug 9, 2021
Nagasaki marks 76th anniversary of U.S. atomic bombing
Mayor Tomihisa Taue urged the government to sign and ratify a U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons, though Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga did not address the issue in his speech.
Japan Times
Aug 7, 2021
Chinese Olympic athletes warned over Mao badges
The IOC said it had issued a warning to the two Chinese cycling medalists who wore badges featuring the head of their country's former leader Mao Zedong at the Tokyo Olympics podium, breaching a rule on political gestures, and that the case was now closed.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2021
No moment of silence for A-bomb victims at Tokyo Olympics
The Hiroshima city government sent a written request to IOC President Thomas Bach to ask athletes and staff to observe a moment of silence but the body has not responded.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2021
China’s youth are embracing Mao's message
The chairman's call for struggle and violence against capitalists is winning over a new audience of young people frustrated with long work hours and dwindling opportunities.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2021
Chinese nationals concerned about country's image among Japanese
Ordinary citizens have expressed concerns that the Communist Party has ruined the image of the nation and hindered personal relationships with Japanese people.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2021
‘Oishii: The History of Sushi’: A fount of knowledge for all things sushi
Historian Eric C. Rath's comprehensive overview of one of Japan's most iconic foods is encyclopedic, yet sprinkled with personal asides and illuminating source materials.
Japan Times
May 2, 2021
Japanese gallery to restore famous A-bomb paintings for first time
The set of 15 works titled 'The Hiroshima Panels' by the late Iri and Toshi Maruki, who were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995, have severely deteriorated.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2021
America’s undimmed global cultural reach continues
The influence of American culture remains as strong as ever. The growth of a QAnon movement in Japan is the clearest example that some of its more paranoid ideas are spreading overseas.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2021
Australian project striving to find subjects of lost Japanese photos
After finding a haul of photos at a flea market, one artist has spent her time in lockdown trying to reunite them with their owners.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2020
‘The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives’: Personal stories present a fresh perspective on Japan
Christopher Harding scales Japan's history down to the level of the individual with portraits of the eminent as well as the overlooked.
Jul 5, 2020
Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia
A predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, calling for removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2020
Study of Okinawan history falls casualty to COVID-19
The global pandemic has left Okinawa's tourist industry reeling.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2020
U.S. Navy to bar Confederate flags from ships, aircraft and bases
The U.S. Navy is working to ban the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces on Navy installations, ships and aircraft, the service said Tuesday, as the military and the country as a whole grapple with questions about racial inequality.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Commentary
Apr 26, 2020
In the fight against COVID-19, neighborhood associations could be Japan's ace in the hole
For all their faults, Japan's neighborhood associations also help build community solidarity — a resource that will be sorely needed in the months to come.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 27, 2020
London museum shows evolution and global impact of kimono
A major exhibition on kimono is being staged in London to show the garment's unique and evolving contribution to the global fashion industry.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 23, 2020
Cause of hair turning white 'overnight' found
Marie Antoinette's hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French Revolution. The ill-fated queen embodied an extreme example of the phenomenon of stress-induced graying of the hair.
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2020
Taiwanese repurpose old bunkers into sheds, parks and photo-op sites
Dotted around Taiwan lie the remains of abandoned bunkers originally built to repel an invasion from China. They date from a period in the island's history when it was under martial law and fear of a Chinese attack was a part of daily life.
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JAPAN / History
Jan 9, 2020
Long friendship comes full circle with Welsh gift of ginkgo trees to Japan
Over a dozen ginkgo tree saplings have been sent to Japan from Pembrokeshire, a location noted for its remarkable history in Wales' long-standing ties with Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 30, 2019
How socialism and the left wing failed in Japan
Three decades ago, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Malta Summit signified the end of the Cold War and the defeat of left-wing forces, including the socialists and communists.
Japan Times
Dec 25, 2019
Big history helps understand today's issues
A sweeping study of historical data yields fascinating revelations about the past, present and future.


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