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HISTORY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 27, 2019
Tokyo court admits Asahi reporter was defamed but denies damages over 'comfort women' articles
The Tokyo District Court recognized Wednesday that a former Asahi Shimbun newspaper reporter was defamed in connection with his 1991 articles on "comfort women," but it rejected his claim for damages against a major publisher and a scholar.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 27, 2019
South Korea's Moon urges Japan to accept plan for firms from both nations to pay wartime labor plaintiffs
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called on Japan to accept the country's proposal for solving the issue of compensation to Korean plaintiffs in wartime labor cases through funds from companies of both countries.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jun 26, 2019
Pro-China groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan
When Taiwanese businessman Jhang Yun-nan wanted to find buyers for his company's new cleaning products in China, he turned to an unconventional channel: a Taiwanese party that advocates the unification of China with the self-ruled democratic island.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2019
Okinawa mourns victims on 74th anniversary of end to one of WWII's most bloody battles
Okinawa on Sunday marked the 74th year since the end of the major World War II ground battle that claimed the lives of more than 200,000 local residents, as well as Japanese and American military personnel.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 23, 2019
Acropolis Museum opens ancient Athens neighborhood site below its base
Greece's Acropolis Museum has opened an excavation site underneath its modern building, allowing visitors for the first time to walk through an ancient Athenian neighborhood that survived from the classical era to Byzantine times.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2019
A-bomb museum puts foreign hibakusha in spotlight
Whenever Lee Jong-keun speaks to children about his experience as a Hiroshima A-bomb survivor, he begins by showing them a picture of the mushroom cloud. Then the 90-year-old Korean explains that Japanese were not the only people who died.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 22, 2019
U.S. psychoanalyst association apologizes for past labeling of homosexuality as an illness
The American Psychoanalytic Association apologized on Friday for previously treating homosexuality as a mental illness, saying its past errors contributed to discrimination and trauma for LGBT people.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 22, 2019
Stonehenge solstices go live worldwide
People around the world can now view the movement of the sun and stars over the ancient stone circle at Britain's Stonehenge through a livestream launched on Friday, the summer solstice.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2019
Japanese-American director of 'comfort women' documentary sued by interviewees
A group of seven Japanese intellectuals and activists has sued the director and the distributor of a documentary film that covers the political debates over "comfort women," demanding the screenings be terminated and seeking compensation totaling ¥13 million.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2019
Japan rejects South Korea's proposal to settle wartime labor row through diplomatic channels
Japan rejected an offer by South Korea to settle a wartime labor dispute through diplomatic channels Wednesday, saying the time for talks had already passed and it is now seeking to proceed with an arbitration process involving other countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / NATURAL SELECTIONS
Jun 20, 2019
Revealed: What happened, physically, to the city of Hiroshima after the A-bomb
Everyone in Japan knows that on Aug. 6, 1945, a nuclear bomb destroyed Hiroshima. But what happened to the mass of building debris that was swept up to disappear in the giant mushroom cloud?
WORLD
Jun 16, 2019
Ancient Afghan citadel collapses; other cultural heritage sites at risk
An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed last week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage and the government's ability to protect them.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 14, 2019
Russia uncovers 40,000-year-old wolf head preserved in Siberian ice
About 40,000 years ago, a wolf died in what we know as Siberia. Now its severed head has been found, and because of the freezing conditions, it is so well preserved that its fur, teeth, brain and facial tissue are largely intact.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jun 7, 2019
Putin says Japan's military cooperation with U.S. is getting in the way of peace talks with Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he wants to conclude a postwar peace treaty with Japan but that the process is challenging due to Tokyo's military cooperation with Washington.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 5, 2019
A-bomb survivor Setsuko Thurlow issues call for action in speech at alma mater in Canada
Atomic bombing survivor and peace advocate Setsuko Thurlow called for action for the good of society in a graduation speech at her alma mater in Canada on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jun 4, 2019
As U.S. rips China on Tiananmen crackdown anniversary, Japan takes a different tack
In an annual statement, the U.S. State Department marked the 30th anniversary of China's June 4, 1989, Tiananmen crackdown with one of its most harsh criticisms to date, delivering a scathing assessment of the massacre and praising the "heroic protest movement" — a message that stood in stark contrast...
EDITORIALS
Jun 3, 2019
Don't succumb to Tiananmen amnesia
The world has an obligation to remember what happened on June 4, 1989, so that it has no illusions about the nature of the regime with which it must deal.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 3, 2019
China's Tiananmen reckoning
The CCP's continued reliance on brute power to keep China's citizens in line could eventually leave it on the ash heap of history.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 3, 2019
30 years after the Tiananmen massacre, can Japan do more to keep its memory alive?
The West and Japan have sought to balance human rights concerns with reaping the rewards of economic relations with China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 3, 2019
Soviet documents reveal Moscow's view on territory seized from Japan at end of WWII
Top Soviet officials were aware that the lack of a reference in the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty to the sovereignty of islands seized from Japan in the closing days of World War II could be exploited in postwar negotiations with Tokyo, declassified documents obtained by Kyodo News have shown.

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