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Autor:  Norek [ piątek, 1 grudnia 2006, 12:14 ]
Tytuł:  Japan - news in English

Hey everyone!
This topic is to bring you news about Japan, in English of course.
First we hit with this:

Pardoned 'Tokyo Rose' dies at 90.

A US woman convicted of broadcasting Japanese propaganda to undermine US troop morale during World War II has died in Chicago at the age of 90. Iva Toguri D'Aquino became known as Tokyo Rose, a radio announcer who told US troops that battles were being lost and their wives were cheating on them.


This news was brought to you thanks to Noel :)

Autor:  noel [ sobota, 3 lutego 2007, 14:20 ]

After the death of Emma Faust Tillman, now 114-years old Yone Minagawa is said to be the oldest person in the world.

Associated Press Photo

noel ;)

Autor:  Miyaguchi [ środa, 14 lutego 2007, 14:34 ]

Japan protests over princess book

An Australian journalist has refused to apologise over his book on Japanese Crown Princess Masako.


The princess now only makes limited appearances in public


Japan in commercial whaling push

Pro-whaling countries are meeting in Tokyo to plot a path towards lifting the moratorium on commercial whaling.


Meat from Japan's scientific whaling programme is sold for food


Autor:  noel [ wtorek, 20 lutego 2007, 13:14 ]

Japan probes 'man kept in cage'
Officials in Japan are investigating reports that elderly residents of a Tokyo nursing home have been restrained and, in one case, kept in a cage.

Japan anger at US sex slave bill
Japan has expressed its displeasure at a resolution before the US Congress calling on Tokyo to apologise for the country's use of sex slaves in wartime.


Autor:  noel [ czwartek, 1 marca 2007, 21:36 ]

CIA papers reveal 1950s Japan coup plot
Declassified documents reveal that Japanese ultranationalists with ties to U.S. military intelligence plotted to overthrow the Japanese government and assassinate the prime minister in 1952.

Although yahoo offers a glimpse at those documents throug publishing scans made by Associated Press, you cannot realy read them because of the poor quality. I'll try to find some better resources as soon as possible.

noel ;)

Autor:  noel [ niedziela, 4 marca 2007, 15:18 ]

Pope to beatify 188 Japanese martyrs
The Vatican is planning to beatify 188 Japanese martyred in the early 17th century, giving Japan's small Roman Catholic community a boost. The martyrs, including four clerics, were killed between 1603 and 1639 during Christian persecution by feudal shoguns, which lasted until 1867, when the emperor's authority was restored.

noel ;)

Autor:  noel [ wtorek, 6 marca 2007, 20:09 ]

Japan empress 'sick with stress'
Japan's Empress Michiko has fallen ill with symptoms linked to psychological stress, the Imperial Household Agency has said.
Also at Yahoo.com

noel ;)

Autor:  noel [ piątek, 9 marca 2007, 11:39 ]

Diary shows Hirohito didn't want war in China
Emperor Hirohito, in whose name Japanese soldiers fought in World War Two, was reluctant to start a war with China in 1937 and had believed in stopping it earlier, media reported on Friday, citing a diary by his former chamberlain.

noel ;)

Autor:  Miyaguchi [ sobota, 10 marca 2007, 20:54 ]

noel napisał(a):
Diary shows Hirohito didn't want war in China



Howard backs Japan security deal

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has dismissed suggestions that a security declaration with Japan could strain ties with China.


Japan party probes sex slave use

Japan's ruling party will hold a new inquiry into the use of sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said.


Autor:  noel [ sobota, 31 marca 2007, 20:26 ]

Divorce fears for Japan baby boomers
Japan expects a significant rise in the number of divorces from April, particularly among older people, because of a change in the pension rules coming into effect. The new system will for the first time allow women to claim up to half of their husband's pension if they end their marriage.

Japan to revise books on WWII suicides
The government ordered changes Friday to seven history textbooks describing how the Japanese army forced civilians to commit mass suicide at the end of World War II, the country's latest effort to soften brutal accounts of its wartime conduct

noel ;)

Autor:  noel [ czwartek, 26 kwietnia 2007, 16:42 ]

Tokyo serial rapist cleared over Blackman death
A Tokyo businessman was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for a wave of brutal assaults on women, but was cleared over the abduction and killing of British bar hostess Lucie Blackman.


Autor:  noel [ czwartek, 10 maja 2007, 18:30 ]

Japan rules against war claims
Japan's Supreme Court rejected compensation claims by Chinese victims of atrocities committed by Japan in the 1930s and 40s, which included the use of biological weapons and a massacre in the city of Nanjing, defense lawyers said Thursday.
Reada HERE

Offices of cult splinter group raided
Police on Thursday raided the offices of a group that split from a doomsday cult that carried out deadly nerve gas attacks on Tokyo's subways in 1995, reflecting the continuing concern by officials about the organization.

noel ;)

Autor:  noel [ piątek, 18 maja 2007, 18:24 ]

Japan schools to teach patriotism
Japan's lower house of parliament has approved a new law requiring schools to teach children to be patriotic.

More Japanese seek stress compensation
More Japanese workers than ever claimed and received compensation for mental-health problems caused by workplace stress last year and a similar trend was seen for families of employees who died from work-related suicides, officials said Thursday.

noel ;)

Autor:  noel [ środa, 30 maja 2007, 20:31 ]

Miss Japan wins, Miss USA jeered at Miss Universe
A 20-year-old dancer from Japan was crowned Miss Universe 2007 on Monday night, marking only the second time her country has won the world beauty title.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/ ... index.html

also on:
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ ... 530a4.html

noel ;)

Autor:  Aguniesika [ wtorek, 14 sierpnia 2007, 20:02 ]

No sex please — we're Japanese
By Paul Wiseman, USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2004 ... usat_x.htm

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