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Japan Times
Oct 16, 2014
Tokyo International Film Festival contender 'Pale Moon' gets to the root of all evil
The bad news? Japan has only one entry in the Competition section at this year's Tokyo International Film Festival. The good news? The submission, Daihachi Yoshida's "Pale Moon," is a major contender for the $50,000 Tokyo Grand Prix.
Sep 24, 2014
United States defends Syria airstrikes in letter to U.N. chief
The United States told the United Nations on Tuesday it led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria because President Bashar al-Assad's government had failed to wipe out safe havens used by the group to launch attacks on Iraq.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 22, 2014
Abe leaves for U.N. General Assembly, summit talks in N.Y.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Monday for a series of U.N. General Assembly meetings and talks with other world leaders as Japan steps up its diplomatic efforts to seek reform of the U.N. Security Council.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2014
Japan to pledge disaster mitigation help at U.N. climate summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pledge Japan's further assistance to developing countries in coping with climate change-related natural disasters at this week's United Nations climate summit in New York, a government source said Saturday.
Japan Times
Sep 20, 2014
Japan-donated bell, Lennon's 'Imagine' mark U.N. peace event
The ringing of a bell donated by Japan and a performance of John Lennon's anti-war anthem "Imagine" resounded at United Nations headquarters Friday at an event for the upcoming International Day of Peace.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 26, 2014
Ebola fight needs $430 million to end outbreak: WHO
More than $430 million will be needed to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control, according to a draft document laying out the World Health Organization's battle strategy.
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2014
Israel said to be moving troops to Gaza border as truce expiry nears
Israel moved troops to the Gaza Strip border, Israeli newspapers reported, as the midnight expiry of a three-day truce drew near without word of an extension.
Japan Times
Jul 26, 2014
Japan's 'Moe' obsession: the purest form of love, or creepy fetishization of young girls?
Anyone who has visited Tokyo's Akihabara district in the past decade will have run into countless images of cartoonish girls: in posters, in figurines and in the form of real women dressed up as French maids.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2014
Happy birthday, Sailor Moon!
In 1992, a 14-year-old Japanese girl set out to save our universe from total annihilation.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2014
Review: Luna Sea at Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Luna Sea celebrated its 25th anniversary by holding a special concert, "Luna Sea 25th Anniversary Live -The Unfinished Moon-," on May 29 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2014
Forget Cool Japan — cute is this summer's hot global export
Summer is always high season for fans of Japanese pop culture. School's out, weather's amenable and festivals, conventions and expos shift into top gear in Japan and across the globe.
Japan Times
Jun 11, 2014
Pokemon ring, Sailor Moon stick are among top toys
Takara Tomy's Pokemon Mega Ring was declared best boys' toy in this year's Japan Toy Prize contest, it was announced Tuesday.
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2014
Stargazers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse
Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2014
U.N. chief says Central African Republic peacekeepers 'overwhelmed'
French and African soldiers serving in the Central African Republic are "overwhelmed" by the "state of anarchy" in the country, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday — a day after Chadian troops began withdrawing from the peacekeeping mission.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2014
Finding Japan's hidden punk scenes in their natural environments
Finding music in Japan can be a nightmare, and the live-music scene in particular is notoriously difficult to penetrate. Tucked away in the basements and upper floors of anonymous buildings, often in seedy parts of town, where the neighbors will be less likely to raise complaints against noise and loitering,...
Feb 5, 2014
Stalemate in Syria
The first round of Syrian peace talks began in controversy, proceeded in the most formal of terms, then concluded after a week with a whimper. A second round is uncertain.
Jan 27, 2014
Why the world must remember the Holocaust
This year's observance of the International Remembrance Day — the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp — fell at a time when there are reminders all around us of the dangers of forgetting.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 21, 2014
S. Korean ruling party exec calls Japan 'terrorist state' after hero criticized
A senior leader of South Korea's ruling party called Japan a "terrorist state" for inflicting mass suffering on its neighbors in the past, after Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga applied the "terrorist" label to a Korean independence hero.
Japan Times
Oct 19, 2013
Ian Philip Tozer: 'Like good wine, age helps'
If you want to create something with longevity in my business (which I do), you have to balance creative inspiration with reliable and constant back-of-the-house grunt work.
Sep 26, 2013
Abe, U.N. chief Ban vow cooperation over Syria, North Korea
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have agreed to cooperate on eliminating Syria's chemical weapons and on tackling North Korea's nuclear threat and humanitarian issues, a Japanese official said.


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