Monthly Archives: August 2013

Right-wing group planning book burning of “Barefoot Gen” comic

[Matsue] – Today the Japanese right-wing organization Daitōjuku announced its plan for a large book burning in the city of Matsue later this year. The news comes one week after one of the organization’s members succeeded to convince the local … Continue reading

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Abe plans to visit Yasukuni Shrine wearing fake mustache

[Tokyo] – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may make an offering at Yasukuni Shrine later this week, media reported on Wednesday. The news comes as a surprise, because Abe himself had previously made clear that he would skip the traditional visit … Continue reading

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Hiroshima marks 68th anniv of start of WWII and atomic bombing

[Hiroshima] – Every year tens of thousands gather at a peace memorial park in Hiroshima to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city. Strikingly, for the first time, this year’s anniversary of the atomic bombing will … Continue reading

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