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“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...
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Kodansha To Digitalize All Comic Magazines

TÖKYÖ  — Japanese publisher Kodansha Ltd. will start publishing digital editions of its 22 comic magazines by June. The magazines include the weekly and monthly editions of Young Magazine, Shonen Magazine and Magazine Special. Kodansha started...
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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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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...
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Japan Cargo Ship Replenishes International Space Station

TSUKUBA — An unmanned cargo ship launched from Japan to deliver food and other supplies arrived at the International Space Station some 400 kilometers above Earth on Aug. 24. Onboard the ISS, Japanese astronaut...
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Haruki Murakami’s New Essay Arrives In Bookstores

TÖKYÖ — Novelist Haruki Murakami’s newest essay, “Shokugyo Toshiteno Shosetsuka,” in which Murakami looks back on his life as a novelist, hit bookstore shelves across Japan on Sept. 10. This time, however, the book...

Tökyö Finds New Business Under The Tracks

TÖKYÖ — Redevelopment projects utilizing space beneath elevated railway tracks have been springing up around Tökyö in recent years, giving a fresh image to areas that had previously been used for warehouses and parking...
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Lafcadio Hearn Gallery Opens in Greece

LEFKADA, Greece — A gallery to commemorate works by writer Lafcadio Hearn, who devoted his life to introducing Japan to the West in the 19th century, opened recently in his birth town in western...

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...

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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