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Japan and South Korea agree to settle wartime sex slaves row | World news | The Guardian

“Shinzo Abe offers sincere apology for use of ‘comfort women’ by Japanese soldiers, removing major barrier to better relationsSouth Koreans protest about Japan’s use of comfort women in SeoulSouth Koreans who lost family members during the second world war demand … Continue reading

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South Korea and Japan Reach Deal on Wartime ‘Comfort Women’ – The New York Times

“SEOUL, South Korea — More than 70 years after the end of World War II, South Korea and Japan reached a landmark agreement on Monday to resolve their dispute over Korean women who were forced to serve as sex slaves … Continue reading

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Japan Post in Strong Stock Market Debut in Tokyo – The New York Times

With the economy sluggish, the Japanese government wants to persuade smaller investors to squirrel away their savings in stocks, rather than in bank accounts. Such a shift, it hopes, will spur a wealth-generating rise in asset prices. To help accomplish … Continue reading

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In a Test of Wills, Japanese Fighter Pilots Confront Chinese – NYTimes.com

via In a Test of Wills, Japanese Fighter Pilots Confront Chinese – NYTimes.com. NYT: “With a quarter of a million uniformed personnel, Japan has slowly built up a military larger than that of other midlevel powers like France or Israel, … Continue reading

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Taggart Murphy, NY Times:”TOKYO — THE Japanese have a term for hopelessness — shikata ga nai, “it can’t be helped.”

David Lindsay Taggart Murphy, NY Times:”TOKYO — THE Japanese have a term for hopelessness — shikata ga nai, “it can’t be helped.” Acceptance of things as they are is deeply embedded in the culture. It also explains why voters are … Continue reading

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