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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 […]

Proposed 21st Century Great Wall of Japan Vital for Survival

Proposed 21st Century Great Wall of Japan Vital for Survival

The proposed great wall of Japan could be considered extremely vital for the survival of the most technologically advanced country in the world in the 21st century and its citizens. After the severe devastation of Japan’s coast line due to the massive tsunami in 2011, there have been various steps taken by the Japanese authorities […]

Fukushima Still Leaking Nuclear Waste

Fukushima Still Leaking Nuclear Waste

Four years ago an earthquake hit Japan that destroyed not only human life, but nuclear reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Three reactors at Fukushima were damaged, leading many to call the meltdown the worst nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl meltdown of 1986. While some experts maintain that there is little danger left […]

Japan Will Face Hostage Crisis With Jordan

Japan Will Face Hostage Crisis With Jordan

Japan will face the hostage crisis with Jordan and secure the release of Kenji Goto, the Japanese who has been held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Goto’s fellow captive Haruna Yukawa was believed to have already been killed last week, after Japan denied the $200 million ransom asked by the Islamic militants. […]

Japan Denounces Alleged ISIS Video That Shows Killing of Hostage

Japan Denounces Alleged ISIS Video That Shows Killing of Hostage

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denounced the alleged ISIS video showing the killing of one of two Japanese hostages. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria demanded a ransom from the Japanese government to spare the lives of the two hostages, 47-year old Kenji Goto and 42-year old Haruna Yukawa. The ransom was $200 million […]

Japan’s Shinzo` Abe: A Dominant Politician

Japan’s Shinzo` Abe: A Dominant Politician

Japan has voted to retain Shinzo` Abe as Prime Minister for another term. Together with the Buddhist-backed Komeito party, Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will continue to govern the country after wining 325 of the 475 lower house seats. The resounding win has given Abe the potential of remaining in power for more than the […]

Japan Launched Space Explorer to Blow Hole in Asteroid

Japan Launched Space Explorer to Blow Hole in Asteroid

On Wednesday, Japan took a step towards learning more about the origins of earth by launching a space explorer designed to blow a hole in an asteroid. The round-trip is planned to last six years and land on the distant asteroid in 2018. There, after it blows a hole in the asteroid, it will collect […]

Japan Strengthening Military Despite Lingering Controversies

Japan Strengthening Military Despite Lingering Controversies

Japan is looking to strengthen its military despite some lingering controversies largely stemming from the island nation’s history of aggression during World War II. It invaded numerous nations during that time, and many felt that it was responsible for committing atrocities that amounted to war crimes. To the present day, Japan is accused, by many of these same countries […]

Japan Struck With Typhoon

Japan Struck With Typhoon

  Typhoon Vongfong struck Japan with winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour and massive downpours of rain. The typhoon has already injured at least 35 people after hitting Okinawa and moving on to Kyushu in the southern part of the country. A slow-moving storm, evacuation warnings were able to be issued prior to […]

Japan Facing Multiple Natural Disasters

Japan Facing Multiple Natural Disasters

Japan is facing multiple natural disasters as the country recently experienced the eruption of a volcano and the effects of a massive typhoon. Typhoon Phanfone reportedly hit Okinawa and caused two U.S. airmen and a surfer to go missing near the coast, according to CNN News. This event occurred just after a week when Mount […]

Japan and Volcanic Eruption Predictors

Japan and Volcanic Eruption Predictors

Last Saturday’s volcanic eruption in central Japan gives cause to explore predictors of the natural disaster. While it is impossible to prevent magmatic eruption, scientists have discovered warning signs of volcanic activity. Whether people nearest the recent eruptions were aware of or could detect these signs is unknown. The most recent eruption in Japan does shed […]

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