Influential Japanese philosopher Takeshi Umehara dies at age 93

National Jan 14, 2019

Influential Japanese philosopher Takeshi Umehara dies at age 93

Influential Japanese philosopher Takeshi Umehara died of pneumonia at his home in Kyoto on Saturday. He was 93. Umehara, who was awarded the Order of Culture in 1999, addressed not only philosophy but also touched on wide-ranging topics about Japanese culture. Born in Sendai, Umehara served ...

Huge Chinese statue of Karl Marx erected in his German birthplace

World Apr 14, 2018

Huge Chinese statue of Karl Marx erected in his German birthplace

A massive statue of Karl Marx, the founding father of communism, was erected in his birthplace on Friday after the southern German city of Trier decided to accept the bronze sculpture from China despite concerns over the country's human rights record. The 3-ton statue was ...