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After a year of simmering scandal, these shady elements have come together in a political crisis that threatens to overwhelm Shinzo Abe, Japan's right-wing ... But today the finance ministry confirmed reports in the Japanese media that documents submitted to the Diet concerning the property deal were ...
Japan has had to contend with North Korea launching two missiles over the Japanese mainland last year, in addition to its seven other missile tests, and an ... nuclear supremacy, and rogue nations threaten to attack, it is difficult to maintain a policy based on pacifism, which had bordered on anti-militarism.

Jackie Chan has sponsored a bill urging Beijing to introduce laws to protect China's "national dignity" from insults. The martial arts film star is one of 38 top political advisers who signed a proposal calling for affronts to the country's "history, heroes and martyrs" be punishable as crimes. State media said the ...
... of top Chinese political advisers calling for a law to "protect national integrity and dignity", after a string of cases of Chinese showing Japan's wartime ... The proposal from 38 arts members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference suggests making "advocacy for Japanese militarism, ...
Participants met in front of the Mid-Manhattan Library and raised awareness for Okinawa's current circumstances by holding up placards and banners with slogans to the effect of: "No U.S. bases in Okinawa," "end U.S. militarism now," and "save dugongs." Okinawa Peace Appeal representative Noriko ...
The pair's action offended Chinese sensibilities because of the sensitive war history between China and Japan. Similar events took place several times last year. Four men posed in Japanese army uniforms at Shanghai's Sihang Warehouse, a site of an anti-Japanese battle; two men had themselves ...

PYONGYANG, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- The official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Wednesday accused Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of using security as an excuse to revive militarism and enable Japan to wage war overseas. The official daily Minju Joson, published by the ...
The report said: "They seek to train the younger generations into brutes occupied by hostility toward the DPRK and militarism by fanning up war-phobia ... "The report said: "The Japanese reactionaries sharpening the sword for reinvasion, far from making an apology for the thrice-cursed crimes against the ...
"Because such trend would offer no justification and pretext for them to advance toward militarism so as to turn Japan into a 'country able to conduct a war'," said the KCNA. The DPRK and South Korea agreed to continue efforts to improve inter-Korean relations and build peace on the Korean Peninsula ...
Japan's Constitution and Article 9 in particular are symbolic of the country's posture. From the 1930s to the first half of the 1940s, Japanese colonialism and invasive militarism brought great suffering to other Asians, and the country's spirit of remorse and self-discipline in repentance over its previous ...
It was in this environment that militarism began to take hold -- and the Japanese government became more hands-on in its approach to managing ... The U.S. auto companies have not established local manufacturing in Japan since the prewar period and have struggled to rebuild quality dealer networks.
Park had grown up under Japanese rule and received training in Japanese military schools. He twice dropped his Korean name, taking on Japanese names instead. After assuming the presidency in 1963, he embraced elements of Japanese militarism, and he pushed South Korea to emulate Japan's ...
In an old magazine photo, a baby enjoys "children's heaven" -- perched in a tank-shaped stroller and, the caption jokes, going to Manchuria. In a manga released by U.S. Forces Japan, two cute doe-eyed characters -- the bunny-boy Mr. USA and the Japanese schoolgirl Ms. Alliance -- discuss playfully ...
But the South Korean government may be reluctant to working with the Self-Defense Forces, whose existence is controversial for the country, which suffered under Japanese militarism before and during World War II. South Korea's monitoring activities have been limited to waters near its shores and the ...
The "deeper and broader" defence co-operation Malcolm Turnbull agreed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his one-day visit to Tokyo underlines the ... The timing of Mr Turnbull's Tokyo visit was as vital as the initiatives arising from it, as China intensifies its militarism in the South China Sea.
Meiji Restoration made Japan a developed country, yet also pushed it onto the path of militarism, which brought pain and loss to other Asian countries. Deficient resources and limited domestic market drove Japan to seek territorial expansion, which triggered the Sino-Japanese war. In 1900, Japan again ...
Those, like Mr Abe, who are less than frank in acknowledging Japan's wartime past, are worried about pulling on a thread. No clear event, no Reichstag fire, marked the moment when the country lurched into militarism. If aspects of what the Meiji restoration wrought come into question, what is there left to ...

About 150 years ago, at the end of Japan's Edo period, a civil war resulted in the end of the samurai culture and the birth of modern Japan. One rebel clan of samurai chose mass ... He didn't hesitate in addressing increasing Japanese militarism and whether it concerns him. Sakai said he doesn't worry ...
Canadian scholar Levi McLaughlin remembers the intensive Sunday rehearsals he had in the early 2000s with a men's orchestra run in Tokyo by the lay-Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai. Because Soka Gakkai's charismatic leader Daisaku Ikeda is a Beethoven aficionado, the orchestra mainly played ...
But there is concern that such a move could provoke South Korea and China, both of which suffered from Japan's wartime militarism. Citing Komeito's position, McLaughlin said the security laws have made it unnecessary for Japan to alter Article 9, and that the majority of the Japanese People do not regard ...
In the face of China's unrelenting militarism in the South China Sea and tensions over North Korea's nuclear missiles, the case for Australia doing more to protect our strategic interests is incontrovertible. In Tokyo this week, Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will push ahead with a ...
"Zimbabwe's lesson for Africa is that an imperial presidency backed by the organizational ideology of militarism is not sustainable," said Mwambutsya Ndebesa, a political historian at Uganda's Makerere University. "It has an end." Over the years, Museveni has won four elections marred by allegations of ...
Such a move would further undermine the defensive character of the Japanese armed forces and infuriate the country's former colonies, China and South Korea, who fear a resurgence of Japanese militarism. It will alarm many Japanese who oppose legislation already passed by Mr Abe to allow the ...
... because of his "bad behaviour". In 2014, Bieber posted a photo of himself visiting the Yasukuni Shrine in Japan, angering many in China. Qin Gang, then spokesman of China's foreign ministry, said Bieber should learn more about the history of Japanese militarism. Additional reporting by Yashan Zhao ...
For the past half-century Kazuko Shiraishi has represented Japan in a number of ... She says that among the non-Japanese Poets she closely ... militarism dominated; Canadian school textbooks had been colorful fairy tales, ...
... war determination to prevent Japanese militarism (the root of our 38,000 troops in Japan) or the Anti-Communist alliance underlying NATO.
Only about one-third of Japanese People approve of Shinzo Abe, their ... claiming that this is a step back towards the Japanese militarism that ...
Okinawa women join fight to protect Ritidian, stop militarism on Guam and Okinawa ... The U.S. recently returned some of the land to Japan, but under the ... increased militarization, but by the Japanese government as well.
No, I mean instead that the Japanese Constitution envisages Japan being ... they are talking eyewash, about the threat of Japanese militarism.
7 single-seat constituency in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan. ... She defeated candidates of the Party of Hope and the Japanese Communist Party. ... Korea, which view the Tokyo shrine as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.
I am sure many will agree with me that the Japanese are polite, civil and ... To me, Japan will always be the land of the rising sun, militarism and ...
... source of friction with Japan's neighbors that suffered from its wartime militarism. ... The Shinto shrine is viewed by Japan's neighbors as a symbol of its past ... prompting the United States, Japan's main ally, to express disappointment. ... Japanese Communist Party says dialogue, not pressure will work on ...
Japanese militarism and atrocities go hand in (hand) and in the ... But I had to demonstrate that my love for Japan necessitates that I contribute ...
On Oct. 22, Japan elects a new government. Exposed to China's dominance and North Korea's missiles, many Japanese citizens will base their ...
"Unlimited Imperialism", History of American militarism: Light at the End of ... ineluctably pave the way for Japan's attack at Pearl harbor on Dec.
History professor publishes new book on the history of Japan's ... was pivotal in the rise of Japanese nationalism, imperialism, militarism, ...
He said these policies of militarism and neoliberalism have a bearing .... in Japan's Constitution toward allowing the Japanese government to ...
Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to ... a symbol of Japan's past militarism, to mark its annual autumn festival, ...
"What matters is that the Japanese reactionaries' heedless acts are adding to the ... to catch fish in troubled waters for its ambition for militarism.
Visits to Yasukuni by Japanese politicians have provoked outrage in the ... South Korea, who see the site as glorifying Japan's past militarism.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, head of Japan's Party of Hope, ... called by the Japanese leader to seek a fresh mandate after nearly five years in office. ... South Korea as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, but told Reuters she ...
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might be frustrated over a number of problems in ... Kagoike is also accused of promoting militarism as an educator. ... The LDP rules both the Japanese parliament and government.
Japan's Ministry of Defense hopes to accelerate the introduction of Aegis ... committed by the Japanese militarism during the Second World War ...
Chinese experts said that history should always serve as a warning, especially since the current Japanese government is promoting militarism, ...
After a series of intense conflicts, beginning with the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-95, Japan embraced peace and anti-militarism. Despite the ...
... against Japanese reactionaries who deny Japan's war crimes and move to revive its past militarism is in the background of the film's success.
Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada resigned Friday, ostensibly ... regular visits to the Yasukuni Shrine, a symbol of Japanese militarism.
Yet the gallery rotation avoids references to Japan's rising militarism, or to the violent, action-oriented work of 19th-century Japanese ...
The Japanese, meanwhile, viewed China with mixed feelings -- both a sense of ... to help China, which suffered from Japan's past militarism.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, hit by his lowest levels of ... and is seen in China and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.


 

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