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JAPANESE WOMEN RETAIN TOP SPOT IN LIFE EXPECTANCY

GENEVA — Japanese women retained the top spot in average life expectancy in 2012, ahead of women in Spain, Switzerland and Singapore. Japanese men, however, tied with Swedish men for eighth place, according to...
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Court Rejects Foreign Words Suit Against NHK

NAGOYA — The Nagoya District Court has turned down a suit for damages filed by a 72-year-old man who argued that public broadcaster NHK caused him emotional distress by using too many foreign words...
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Japanese Astronaut Expresses Shame For Conflicts And Pollution On Earth

TÖKYÖ — In a note sent Sept. 12 from the International Space Station, Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui said it is important to preserve the environment and prevent international conflicts. “I feel very ashamed that people...

Four Japanese Writers Among 1964 Nobel Nominees

STOCKHOLM — Four Japanese writers, including novelists Junichiro Tanizaki and Yukio Mishima, were nominated for the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature, according to documents released by the Swedish academy. The documents were released at the...
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More Married Women In Japan Working Away From Families

TÖKYÖ — For 20 to 30 minutes every morning, Tokiko Nakayama speaks with her two sons, ages 6 and 3, via computer from her company apartment in Kyöto before leaving for work. The 36-year-old...

Former JACL Head Publishes Book On Historical Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seventy years after the end of World War II, civil rights advocate Floyd Mori is on a mission to remind the American public of the injustices committed against Americans of Japanese...

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS RELATED TO JAPAN’S SECURITY POLICY

Photo Credit: DW.DE TÖKYÖ — The following is a chronology of major events related to Japan’s security policy. August 1945: Japan surrenders unconditionally in World War II after U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. May 1947:...
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Japan House Centers To Be Set Up In London, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo

TÖKYÖ — In an effort to popularize Japanese culture, technology and diplomatic stances abroad, Japan’s Foreign Ministry is hoping to establish Japan House communication centers in London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo, beginning in...

“Allegiance” Pushes Back Against U.S. Climate Of Fear

Kyodo News Feature by Justin Maki NEW YORK – In a breathless sequence that starts with the Pearl Harbor address of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Kimura family loses everything. They are removed from a life...

JAPAN DIVIDED ON COLLECTIVE SELF-DEFENSE

Photo Credit: DW.DE TÖKYÖ — Public opinion in Japan is divided over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to reinterpret the country’s pacifist constitution to engage in collective self-defense. One side insists that reinterpretation could eventually...

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