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HISTORY

Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 17, 2019
Former concentration camp guard, 93, goes on trial in Germany
A 93-year-old former concentration camp guard will go on trial in Hamburg on Thursday accused of being an accessory to the murder of 5,230 people, in what could be one of the last prosecutions of Nazi war crimes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 15, 2019
Abe won't visit war-linked Yasukuni Shrine during autumn festival, sources say
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not visit Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, viewed as a symbol of Japan's wartime militarism by neighboring countries, during its annual autumn festival, government and ruling party sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 13, 2019
South Korean PM to attend emperor's enthronement ceremony in highest-level visit to Japan since export curbs
Despite the current frosty relations, South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon plans to visit Japan next week to attend Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 3, 2019
Light brighter than the sun to virtually decipher ancient Herculaneum scrolls
Scientists at Britain's national synchrotron facility have harnessed powerful light beams to virtually unwrap and decipher fragile scrolls dating back 2,000 years in a process they hope will provide new insights into the ancient world.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 30, 2019
Tenuous ties: Few signs of substance behind warming Sino-Japanese relations as communist China marks 70th anniversary
As Washington and Beijing increasingly clash over global primacy, Japan's own ties with communist-ruled China have experienced an upswing — at least on the surface — ahead of Tuesday's 70th anniversary of the People's Republic.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 29, 2019
A look back at seven decades of communist-ruled China
China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Tuesday with flowers, speeches, performances and a massive military parade through central Beijing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 23, 2019
Korean nationalism and the 'comfort women' issue
South Korean nationalism has co-opted the comfort women issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Sep 20, 2019
Artist shines a spotlight on all-female theater group in postwar Hiroshima Prefecture
During the post-World War II recovery period the city of Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, was home to an all-women's theater group.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Sep 16, 2019
Legacy of pioneering Japanese doctor lives on in communities for disabled
As Japan prepares to host its second Paralympics next summer, one social welfare group can look back on over five decades of effort it has made to achieve the vision of a pioneering doctor who many consider to be the father of sports for disabled people in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 15, 2019
South Korea to exclude Japan from trade whitelist this week, report says
South Korea will probably announce its decision to officially exclude Japan from its whitelist of trusted export destinations as early as this week, the Yonhap news agency reported Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 15, 2019
'Tensho' was leading candidate for Japan's new era name before selection of 'Reiwa': sources
u2018Tensho' was the leading choice of experts for the new imperial era name before the submission of u2018Reiwa,' sources say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 6, 2019
Seoul and Busan to label Japan firms suspected of WWII forced labor as 'war crimes companies'
The nonbinding ordinances in South Korea will allow 284 Japanese companies including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to be openly linked to their wartime pasts.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 6, 2019
Robert Mugabe, Rhodesian liberator turned Zimbabwean oppressor, dies at 95
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation when he first came to power in a nation divided by nearly a century of white colonial rule.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 4, 2019
Fixing wartime labor issue is priority for Japan and South Korea, says Abe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that settling the issue of wartime labor is currently a top priority for Japan and South Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 3, 2019
Letter threatening to hunt Koreans sent to South Korean Embassy in Japan
A letter threatening to hunt Koreans and containing what appeared to be a bullet has been sent to the South Korean Embassy in Japan, police said Tuesday, amid worsening ties between the Asian neighbors
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 1, 2019
South Korea's export slump extends to ninth month amid escalating feud with Japan
South Korea's exports extended their slump in August as an escalating feud with Japan adds to uncertainties for the economy already elevated amid the U.S.-China trade war.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 26, 2019
State Department spokeswoman says Seoul's scrapping of intel pact with Japan threatens U.S. troops
In a little-noticed tweet Sunday, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman delivered an unusually blunt criticism of South Korea's decision to pull out of an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, saying that the move endangers American troops.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 26, 2019
Hokkaido museum holds rare exhibition on Sami culture
A museum in Hokkaido is holding a rare exhibition on the culture of the Sami, an indigenous people of northern Europe and Russia, displaying some 140 items including their craftworks through Oct. 14.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 25, 2019
Japan calls South Korea's Takeshima military exercises 'unacceptable' as ties continue to sour
Tokyo, calling the drills “unacceptable,” makes a protest about South Korean military exercises Seoul says are intended to “defend” a cluster of rocky islands in the Sea of Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 22, 2019
Despite subtle overtures, Japan-South Korea dispute likely to drag on
Recent signs that Japan and South Korea are making subtle overtures to each other have raised hopes that they are moving toward de-escalating their diplomatic feud.

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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