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Oct 18, 2016
【#402】Japan’s Role in Supplementing Weakening U.S. Leadership
Yasushi Tomiyama While the two major U.S. presidential candidates wage a dirty fight where they criticize each other’s personality toward the voting day coming in three weeks, U.S. leadership in the Asia-Pacific region is noticeably fading away. In an alarming situation, China is taking advantage of the weakening .... <Read more>
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Oct 13, 2016
【#401】South Korean Scholar Says Comfort Women Were Not Sex Slaves
Tsutomu Nishioka A professor at South Korea’s Seoul National University in his Internet lecture has rightly claimed: “As comfort women were public prostitutes, the sex slave theory is wrong. A theory giving the number of Korean comfort women at 200,000 is also groundless. The number may be at most 5,000.” The lecture has .... <Read more>

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【#400】Problematic Remark by UNESCO Official on Comfort Women
Shiro Takahashi On September 9, a meeting took place at the Korean YMCA in Japan in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward aiming at the inscription of documents on comfort women for the wartime Japanese Imperial Army on the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Memory of the World Register. Ray

【#399】Abe’s Approach on Russia May End Up with Return of 2 Islands Alone
Hiroshi Kimura Japan-Russia relations may mark a watershed on December 15. This is because Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may announce a joint statement with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will visit Abe’s home prefecture of Yamaguchi, to effectively give up on Japan’s long-held demand for Russia to return the four