Category: Japan

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Jan
2021

Japan Must Pay Reparations To World War II Sex Slaves, South Korean Judge RulesJapan Must Pay Reparations To World War II Sex Slaves, South Korean Judge Rules

The Japanese government must pay reparations for its conduct enslaving South Korean “comfort women” for sex during World War II, a Korean judge ruled Friday. Japan must pay 100 million won — equivalent to $91,300 — to each of the families of 12 women who were allegedly made sex slaves by the Japanese during World […]

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Jan
2021

Japan’s Prime Minister Insists Summer Olympics Will Still Happen Amid Rise In COVID-19 CasesJapan’s Prime Minister Insists Summer Olympics Will Still Happen Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases

January 01, 2021 1:39 PM ET Japan is insisting that the Olympics will be held this summer in Tokyo with fans, despite the country recording a surge in COVID-19 cases. In a written statement, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga promised that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics games would be held this summer regardless of […]

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Dec
2020

‘China Will Expand Its Aggressive Stance’: Taiwan A Red Line, Biden Must Be Strong, Japanese Deputy Defense Minister Says‘China Will Expand Its Aggressive Stance’: Taiwan A Red Line, Biden Must Be Strong, Japanese Deputy Defense Minister Says

December 25, 2020 9:04 AM ET President-elect Biden should be firm in supporting Taiwan against Chinese aggression, a top Japanese defense official urged Friday, emphasizing that Taiwan’s safety is a red line. “We are concerned China will expand its aggressive stance into areas other than Hong Kong. I think one of the next targets, or […]

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Dec
2020

Japanese Police Panel Proposes Crossbow Permits To Prevent CrimesJapanese Police Panel Proposes Crossbow Permits To Prevent Crimes

December 17, 2020 11:21 AM ET A panel created by the National Police Agency (NPA) of Japan recommended the introduction of a crossbow permitting system Thursday in an attempt to prevent crimes. The NPA established the panel in June following a crossbow attack in Hyogo Prefecture that left four people killed or injured, according to […]

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Dec
2020

New Hyper-Realistic Masks Let You Wear A Perfect Recreation Of Someone’s FaceNew Hyper-Realistic Masks Let You Wear A Perfect Recreation Of Someone’s Face

December 16, 2020 4:14 PM ET Kamenya Omote, a popular Tokyo mask shop, has begun selling incredibly realistic masks that give the wearer the appearance of random Japanese adults, according to reports. Shuhei Okawara, who had experience in creating theatre masks, opened his Tokyo shop in 2014. Selling simpler masks at first, he eventually employed […]

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Dec
2020

‘Twitter Killer’ Sentenced To Death After Reaching Out, Killing People Who Posted Suicidal Thoughts Online‘Twitter Killer’ Sentenced To Death After Reaching Out, Killing People Who Posted Suicidal Thoughts Online

A man known as the “Twitter killer” who offered to help kill people with suicidal thoughts was sentenced to death by a Japanese court for murdering and dismembering nine people, the Associated Press reported. Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, was found guilty in a Tokyo District Court of killing, dismembering and storing the bodies of eight women […]

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Nov
2020

‘An Absolute Evil’: Hiroshima, Nagasaki Mayors Plead For Japanese Government To Sign Treaty Banning Nukes‘An Absolute Evil’: Hiroshima, Nagasaki Mayors Plead For Japanese Government To Sign Treaty Banning Nukes

November 20, 2020 5:53 PM ET The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki asked the Japanese government to support a United Nations treaty that would ban nuclear weapons, according to The Japan Times. “A recognition that nuclear weapons are an absolute evil has spread in the world,” said Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said at a meeting […]

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Nov
2020

No Girls Allowed: Emperor Skips Daughter To Crown His Brother First In Line To The ThroneNo Girls Allowed: Emperor Skips Daughter To Crown His Brother First In Line To The Throne

November 09, 2020 11:41 AM ET The Japanese Emperor’s daughter, Princess Aiko, was passed over for the throne in favor of the Emperor’s brother, according to Japan Times. Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino “formally declared first in line to the throne on Sunday,” is the younger brother of the previous 60-year-old Emperor Naruhito, who took over […]

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