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  • Fukui mayor cancels trip to South Korean sister city over ‘comfort women’ issue September 25, 2016
    The mayor of Fukui has canceled a trip to its South Korean sister city of Suwon over its aborted plan to erect a statue in Germany of a girl symbolizing the so-called comfort women who were procured for Japan’s wartime military brothels. Fukui Mayor Shinichi Higashimura was to visit Suwon from Oct. 7 to 9 […] The post Fukui mayor cancels trip to South Korean […]
  • Osaka firm’s hand sanitizer key to dispatching disease in Africa September 25, 2016
    With Africa battling the spread of infectious diseases that often affect women and children, a Japanese firm has set its sights on addressing the issue via one product: locally produced hand disinfectant. Saraya Co., an Osaka-based firm producing hand soaps and other hygiene products as well as detergents, began homegrown production of alcohol-based liquid h […]
    Hiroko Shoji
  • Suspect in deadly Washington state mall shooting is arrested September 25, 2016
    The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead and sparked an intensive, nearly 24-hour manhunt is in custody, authorities said Saturday. Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis identified the suspect via Twitter as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor, Washington. Authorities announced earlier that the suspect had been apprehend […]
  • Aichi middle-school student to be youngest-ever ‘shogi’ pro September 25, 2016
    Sota Fujii is set to become the youngest professional player of shogi (Japanese chess) next month at the age of 14 years and 2 months, breaking a record that has stood for more than 60 years. On Oct. 1, the second-year junior high school student from Seto, Aichi Prefecture, is expected to rewrite the record […] The post Aichi middle-school student to be youn […]
    Tatsuro Ikematsu
  • Corbyn re-elected as U.K. Labour leader after bitter fight September 25, 2016
    Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected British Labour leader on Saturday, seeing off a challenge from MPs but leaving the main opposition party split as critics said it was even further from power than before. Supporters in Liverpool, northwest England, leaped to their feet cheering as the 67-year-old was confirmed winner with 61.8 percent of the […] The p […]
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