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HISTORY

Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 18, 2019
16th-century anchors found off Mexican coast offer clues into Spanish conquest
Archaeologists have discovered two iron ship anchors off Mexico's Gulf Coast that they say date back 500 years and could have belonged to Spaniard Hernan Cortes' fleet, which landed in 1519 before overthrowing the Aztec empire.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / THE LIVING PAST
Dec 14, 2019
Poetic escapism for the end of the year
If the year-end seems less festive than foreboding, escape through the poems of the 'Koshinsu,' Japan's earliest poetic anthologies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Dec 6, 2019
Wartime documents shed light on role of Japanese government and military in recruiting 'comfort women'
According to documents that shed new light on the wartime practice of forcing and coercing women into military brothels, the Imperial Japanese Army asked the government to provide one “comfort woman” for every 70 soldiers.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 1, 2019
Supposed relic from Jesus' manger arrives in Bethlehem as Christmas gift from pope
A fragment of wood reputed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his humble birth arrived in Bethlehem as a gift from the Vatican on Saturday, kicking off Christmas season at the town revered as the place of Jesus' birth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 25, 2019
Japan-South Korea friction flares again after GSOMIA intel pact rescue
Japan and South Korea take fresh swipes at one another, raising questions about whether relations between the U.S. allies will improve after reaching a last-minute deal to rescue an expiring intelligence-sharing pact.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 23, 2019
GSOMIA lives, but what's next for Japan and South Korea ties?
After South Korea's surprise announcement to remain a party to a key intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, wartime labor, the issue at the heart of strained bilateral ties, remains far from being resolved.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 23, 2019
Rome will return relics of Jesus' supposed manger to Bethlehem before Christmas
Wooden relics said to be from the manger that held the infant Jesus will be returned from Rome to Bethlehem in time for the Christmas season, Palestinian officials said on Friday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 21, 2019
Julia Roberts once floated for role as African-American slavery hero Harriet Tubman
A Hollywood movie studio executive once suggested that Julia Roberts could play Harriet Tubman, the 19th century escaped slave who is seen as an African-American icon.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 17, 2019
No progress by Japan and South Korea defense chiefs over intel pact in Bangkok
During ministerial talks between the Japanese and South Korean defense chiefs in Bangkok, little progress is made over a bilateral military intelligence-sharing pact set to expire this month.
WORLD
Nov 17, 2019
Right disputed islands answer brings sweet revenge for 'Jeopardy' champ
It was sweet revenge for "Jeopardy" contestant James Holzhauer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 9, 2019
South Korea reiterates intent to end GSOMIA intel-sharing pact with Japan as planned
In a symbolic deal between two major U.S. allies in northeast Asia, South Korean officials confirm plans Seoul will terminate a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 9, 2019
Japanese Foreign Ministry adds Korean-language explanation for Rising Sun flag to website
The Foreign Ministry has added a Korean-language explanation of the Rising Sun flag to its website, a move aimed at addressing the backlash over the decision not to ban it at venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 9, 2019
Trump says he might attend Russia Victory Day events in May
U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he was considering attending Russia's May 9 Victory Day commemorative events after President Vladimir Putin extended an invitation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 9, 2019
Lights, camera ... cut! Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression
Withdrawn endorsements for films and art exhibitions are re-igniting a debate in Japan over self-censorship, exposing a struggle to balance freedom of expression with a cultural penchant for avoiding conflict.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 5, 2019
'Friendly and serious' Abe-Moon talks belie reluctance to compromise on both sides
While Moon stressed the need to resolve outstanding bilateral issues through dialogue, there are no signs of a concession by either side over wartime labor compensation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 1, 2019
Display of 'comfort women' artwork canceled in Japan
The city government of Ise, Mie Prefecture, has decided against displaying a piece of artwork that features an image of a statue of a girl symbolizing "comfort women" at an ongoing exhibition, it was learned Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 30, 2019
Japan beer shipments to South Korea plummet 99.9% in September from year earlier
Japan's beer shipments to South Korea plummeted 99.9 percent in September from a year earlier to ¥588,000, as consumers in the neighboring country boycott Japanese products amid deteriorating bilateral ties, government data showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 24, 2019
Breakthrough elusive as Abe meets South Korean prime minister amid strained bilateral ties
Abe told Lee that the two countries were important neighbors and it was vital they work together to address North Korea's nuclear program.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 24, 2019
Divided over dictator, Spain to exhume Franco's remains
Spanish authorities will remove Francisco Franco's remains from a state mausoleum on Thursday, seeking to exorcise the ghost of a dictator whose legacy still divides the country more than four decades after his death.
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2019
'Comfort women' statue to be erected near Washington next week
A groundbreaking ceremony for a statue of a girl symbolizing so-called comfort women was held in a suburb of Washington on Thursday.

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