Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

According to media reports, Japan announced on Nov. 28, 2015, that it will resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite an International Court of Justice (ICJ) order against the activity. In letters to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the Japanese government confirmed its plan to kill minke whales for “scientific research” beginning March 2016. […]

Shinzo Abe Under Immense Pressure to Reaffirm Wartime Apologies

Shinzo Abe Under Immense Pressure to Reaffirm Wartime Apologies

Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, will be making a historic visit to the U.S. to speak before Congress, and has come under immense pressure to reaffirm the wartime apologies made by past Japanese leaders. The announcement of Abe’s visit came on Monday, when his country and the U.S. unveiled a plan to engage in […]

Holocaust Saviors and Shanghai Connection

Holocaust Saviors and Shanghai Connection

During the Holocaust, it is well-known that there were people who risked their lives and careers to become saviors to Europe’s Jewish population. However, few know of the Asian connection in the Chinese port city of Shanghai, which at the time was under Japanese military occupation. During this time, while most countries around the world […]

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