Monthly Archives: April 2013

Poll among 168 lawmakers reveals motifs for Yasukuni visits

[Tokyo] – Earlier this week a group of 168 Japanese lawmakers made their annual visit to the controversial Yasukuni shrine. Visits to the shine, a symbol of Japan’s imperialist past, regularly leads to increased tensions between Japan and many of … Continue reading

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Female anti-Korean protester under severe critisism

[Osaka] – Following the anti-Korean protests held in Tokyo and Osaka earlier this month, one female anti-Korean protester has become the center of public resentment in Japan. The woman had participated in an anti-Korean demonstration organized by right-wing groups in the … Continue reading

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Angry mob threatens TV station headquarters over Japan’s four seasons

[Tokyo] – A team of 100 police officers was necessary this afternoon  in central Tokyo to protect the NTV headquarters from a violent mob protesting against the results of yet another disgraceful airing of the controversial Japanese TV show “Nep & … Continue reading

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Noriko Muramatsu plans attempt at Guinness Book of World Records

[Tokyo] – Excitement today in Tokyo as Noriko Muramatsu (57) announced in an official press conference her plans to break the Guinness World Record watching Noh without dozing off. In doing so Muramatsu will attempt to improve her own record of 2 hours 12 minutes and 53 … Continue reading

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