May 5, 2013

Mr. Inose does not understand

The Tokyo governor's remarks about Olympic Games rival Istanbul shows that he is not yet quite ready to participate in international society, let alone host the games.

Revealing the many masks of Mishima

/ May 5, 2013

Revealing the many masks of Mishima

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This is a whale of a book — both unusually massive and extremely informative and stimulating. The title means "mask" in Latin and is probably an allusion to Yukio Mishima's first full-length novel, "Confessions of a Mask," published in Japan in 1949 and translated ...

Inose apologizes for slurring Muslims

May 1, 2013

Inose apologizes for slurring Muslims

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Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose on Tuesday apologized for and retracted comments perceived as critical of Islamic countries that appeared in a recent New York Times article concerning Tokyo's 2020 bid for the Summer Olympics. The comments were taken by many as a jab at rival ...

Inose calls on New York to aid Olympic bid

Apr 18, 2013

Inose calls on New York to aid Olympic bid

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose said after meeting New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday that the two sister cities will cooperate to realize the Japanese capital's ambition of hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. During a trip to New York, Inose told reporters that Bloomberg had ...