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HISTORY

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Aug 16, 2019
Samoan diaspora ink bonds with ancestors and motherland
Oliver Fagalilo takes a labored breath and tenses his body before a sharp steel comb, dipped in ink, is driven into his skin.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Aug 16, 2019
Young Maori women on frontline of New Zealand's fight for indigenous rights
Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to prevent a housing development on a south Auckland site that is considered sacred by local Maori.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 11, 2019
In generational shift, Japan stands firm in feud with South Korea
When Yohei Kono made a landmark 1993 apology to the wartime "comfort women," the chief Cabinet secretary was speaking for a moderate conservative mainstream seeking to reconcile with its Asian neighbors.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Aug 11, 2019
Via language, song and nature, young Taiwanese reconnecting with indigenous roots
The Truku elders of Taiwan still dream about their mountain home four decades after bulldozers tore it down — a classic symptom of trauma as community members struggle to accept their loss.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 10, 2019
Deteriorating Japan-South Korea ties put U.S. in 'bad position,' Trump says
Saying heightened tensions between Japan and South Korea puts the United States in a u2018bad position,' U.S. President Donald Trump calls on the two countries to improve their relations.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2019
Hiroshima and Nagasaki struggle to find way forward as frustration grows over Japan's inaction on nuke ban treaty
As their cities marked the 74th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings, the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki this week used their annual peace declarations to heap pressure on the central government to join a U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2019
Aichi governor calls mayor's demand that 'comfort women' exhibition be closed 'unconstitutional'
The exhibit featured artworks that had earlier been rejected or removed by other exhibition organizers. It was halted just three days after the opening of the 75-day-long art festival.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 3, 2019
Aichi Prefecture art festival shutters section of exhibition containing 'comfort women' statue
A section of a major art festival in central Japan featuring a statue symbolizing wartime “comfort women” is shut down following a flurry of protests.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 3, 2019
New Chinese history textbook to stress territorial rights over Japan-administered Senkakus
A new Chinese history textbook will stress that the disputed Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture have been part of China since ancient times, according to the Global Times, a newspaper affiliated with the Communist Party of China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 31, 2019
Japan fears compromise on South Korea wartime labor could open Pandora's box of WWII issues
Tokyo worries the ripple effects of South Korea's top court ordering Japanese firms to pay redress could cascade into other issues, and reignite war compensation issues with other countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2019
South Korean city exchange programs and flight routes with Japan suspended amid tensions
Disputes over wartime history and trade policy have started creeping into other areas as the bilateral relationship sinks to its lowest level in years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2019
Aging Filipino war orphans race against time in bid for Japanese citizenship
Two groups working to help war-displaced descendants of Japanese in the Philippines acquire Japanese citizenship are redoubling their efforts as time runs out for the aging applicants, many of whom technically remain stateless.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 28, 2019
Thousands protest development on sacred Maori land in New Zealand
Thousands of people protested in New Zealand on Saturday against a proposed housing development on land seen as sacred to the indigenous Maori people, despite efforts by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to calm the dispute.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2019
Anti-Moon YouTubers in South Korea win fans in Japan
Japanese citizens angry at South Korea's role in a diplomatic row over their wartime history that has spilled into trade have found some unlikely allies: South Korean commentators using YouTube to attack their own president, Moon Jae-in.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jul 27, 2019
'China and Japan': Facing off across the aeons, two giants of East Asia
Ezra Vogel's 'China and Japan' is a timely reminder of how public perceptions are shaped by political expediency, how new leaders and propaganda can efface existing goodwill.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 27, 2019
U.S. willing to hold three-way talks with Japan and South Korea on sidelines of ASEAN forum
A senior U.S. official on Friday expressed willingness to hold a trilateral foreign ministerial meeting with Japan and South Korea on the sidelines of Association of Southeast Asian Nations meetings next week in Bangkok.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 26, 2019
Groups representing Tasmania's Aboriginal communities divided over new place-naming policy
The sandstone rock shelters on Tasmania's Mount Wellington were built by indigenous tribes thousands of years ago, but it was only in 2014 that the mountain started officially being called by its indigenous name, Kunanyi.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 24, 2019
A son's struggle for acquittal in deadly 1949 Mitaka train crash
Kenichiro Takeuchi has gone through numerous hardships as the son of a former death row inmate who was convicted of carrying out a mysterious fatal train accident in chaotic postwar Japan.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 19, 2019
Myanmar military units linked to Rohingya atrocities accused of committing new abuses
When 35-year-old Ah Hla went to a police station in western Myanmar in late April hoping to see her husband among the prisoners, she didn't know if he was still alive.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jul 19, 2019
Moon landing's 'Dish' telescope still transmitting from Australia
It is known as "The Dish" and it soars above a nondescript paddock in rural Australia. Without it, hundreds of millions of people would never have seen all of the generation-defining footage of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon 50 years ago.

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