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JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2015
Japan elected for record 11th time to U.N. Security Council nonpermanent seat
Japan was elected to one of the five nonpermanent seats on the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, returning to the body for the first time in five years.
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Jul 22, 2015
In search of male 'members' great and small
Iceland has everything that matters. There's Bjork, of course. There's Skyr yogurt, widely acknowledged to be the best on the planet. And they've got a place called The Icelandic Phallological Museum, the world's only museum dedicated to the penis, run by Sigurour Hjartarson. For more than 40 years this man has been amassing a formidable collection of mammalian male organs, but there's just one empty spot on his shelf: a human specimen. Hjartarson's work remains incomplete without a generous donor, and it's practically heart-rending to witness his dilemma.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2015
Suicide attack on Afghan lawmaker kills three in Kabul
An Afghan member of parliament survived a targeted suicide attack in Kabul on Sunday but three people, including a child, were killed and eight others injured, police and government sources said.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 17, 2015
Abe pushes Japan bid for permanent Security Council membership
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pressing the case for immediate reform of the United Nations and Japan's aspiration to become a permanent member of the Security Council.
Aug 19, 2014
Higher standards for assemblies
Recent instances of strange or illegal behavior on the part of municipal and prefectural assembly members, including a bawling jag by a Hyogo assemblymen whose hand was caught in the cookie jar, have given many citizens cause to suspect that the overall quality of their local lawmakers is deteriorating.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves