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SOUTH AFRICA

Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 22, 2013
Danish PM's 'selfie' snapshot of her credibility crisis
When Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt took a "selfie" on her smartphone on Dec. 14 — like millions of people do every day — she doubtless had little idea of the commotion that would ensue. In the photograph, taken at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the most admired political...
WORLD
Dec 15, 2013
Some Afrikaners unmoved by Mandela death
Dirk Smit's reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, it would be fair to assume, puts him in the minority of South Africans.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 15, 2013
Anti-apartheid movement recalls struggle
Key figures in the British anti-apartheid movement have spoken of their sadness at the death of Nelson Mandela, whom they described as a reluctant poster boy of a campaign that ended up focusing the world's attention on the horrors of apartheid South Africa.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 15, 2013
Mandela saw massive change in Africa
Nelson Mandela was born into a continent colonized and in servitude to European powers in July 1918. Only Ethiopia and Liberia were independent. But Germany's defeat in the first world war brought about a reworking of the colonial order with its possessions in what are now Tanzania, Cameroon, Togo, Burundi...
WORLD
Dec 15, 2013
Family turmoil puts legacy at risk of being besmirched
When Nelson Mandela is finally laid to rest, it will be on the same windswept hillside in Qunu, his childhood village in South Africa's Eastern Cape, where three of his children already lie.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 10, 2013
Mandela's final step to freedom
Nelson Mandela's life had many parallels with that of Mahatma Gandhi. Above all, Mandela was an eternal optimist who believed in the possibility of improvement and progress by appealing to the better angels of our nature.
EDITORIALS
Dec 9, 2013
A 20th-century hero and icon
Nelson Mandela's life was a testimony to the need to put aside the anger and desire for vengeance to which one may feel rightfully entitled and to embrace the very best in humanity, regardless of race.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 9, 2013
Mandela's walk from prison to reconciliation
Nelson Mandela's greatest legacy to South Africa, indeed the entire world, was to preach and practice reconciliation between former sworn enemies after putting 27 years in prison behind him.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 7, 2013
Inequality threatens Mandela legacy
Nelson Mandela emerged from 27 years in apartheid jails in 1990 pledging to seize South Africa's mines and banks. Four years later, his government slashed spending and courted foreign investors, paving the way for the longest period of growth in the country's history.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Dec 7, 2013
Mandela saved nation from race war
To fully appreciate what former South African President Nelson Mandela was able to accomplish, it is necessary to harken back to the South Africa he found when he emerged from prison in 1990, and what the country was like in those critical four years between his release and his election to the presidency...
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela, ex-president of South Africa, dead at 95
Nelson Mandela, the former political prisoner who became the first president of a post-apartheid South Africa and whose heroic life and towering moral stature made him one of history's most influential statesmen, died Dec. 5, the government announced. He was 95.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 24, 2013
Police, mine officials met before Marikana killings
On Aug. 16, 2012, the summertime sun streamed through the leafy canopy of central London's Green Park and into the windows of the headquarters of platinum mine company Lonmin PLC. But 8,800 km away there was a chill in the air as the company's biggest South African mine became a frenzy of activity.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 22, 2013
Prostitute goes on trial for slaying of U.S. diplomat in Johannesburg
The trial of a South African prostitute charged with murdering a U.S. diplomat, Christopher 'Norm' Bates, in January began this week in Johannesburg.
WORLD
Nov 19, 2013
Ex-leader remains 'stable but critical'
Former President Nelson Mandela remains in "stable but critical" condition, but "continues to respond to treatment," the South African government said in its first update on his health since September.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jul 8, 2013
Nagoya: What was your best holiday ever, and why?
South Korea. I have many Korean friends and I love going to Seoul. It is a wonderful city for shopping, eating and pampering yourself. Some of the food is rather like delicacies you can find in Japan, yet subtly different, such as tok, their version of our mochi (pounded rice cakes) and their chicken stew. I particularly enjoy massage, combined with being cleansed in a Korean dome-type sauna. Usually I stay five days or a week.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 5, 2013
Graca Machel: the impressive face of a new Africa
Shakespeare, in one of Nelson Mandela's favorite lines, now strangely apposite, says that "the valiant never taste of death but once." As the world waits for Mandela to make his final rendezvous with history, one woman — his third wife — who has been at his bedside throughout his illness, and now...
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 3, 2013
Mandela family battles over ailing icon's legacy
A convoy of cars and buses decked with balloons streamed into Qunu on Saturday as the childhood home of Nelson Mandela hosted a wedding and enjoyed a moment of respite from the deep uncertainty caused by the health of its most celebrated son.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 3, 2013
Power shifts to hero's eldest daughter
Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela, moved three sons' graves to his own village. Now the family is moving them back.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 30, 2013
South Africa whips Japan in Rugby World Cup Sevens
Japan's men suffered their second straight Pool B defeat at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow on Saturday, losing 33-0 to South Africa and falling out of contention for the championship.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 5, 2013
Invest in South Africa, Zuma tells Japanese firms
South Africa's economy is rapidly growing and it welcomes investments from Japanese firms, South African President Jacob Zuma said Tuesday in a speech in Tokyo.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world