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January 17, 2022   On December 28 last year, the Council for Cultural Affairs, an advisory panel to the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, selected a goldmine site on the island of Sado, Niigata ...

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December 20, 2021   On December 18, Shigeo Iizuka, a former representative of the Association of the Families of Victims Kidnaped by North Korea, died at the age of 83. He was the eldest brother of ...

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December 2, 2021   An online magazine on international affairs based in the United States carried a South Korean scholar’s contribution claiming wartime comfort women as not sex slaves but quickly d...

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November 29, 2021   Former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan died at the age of 90. The incumbent Moon Jae In administration did not hold a state funeral for Chun or provide government support fo...

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November 15, 2021   Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has appointed former Defense Minister Gen Nakatani as assistant to the prime minister in charge of human rights issues. I would like to appre...

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November 8, 2021   Candidates have been selected for the South Korean presidential election to be held in March 2022. The largest conservative opposition People Power Party has picked former Prosecu...

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June 14, 2021   On June 7, the Seoul Central District Court made a just ruling on wartime Korean workers in Japan. It turned down a lawsuit in which 85 plaintiffs including former such workers sough...

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May 24, 2021   South Korea under President Moon Jae In has rejected value-oriented diplomacy. A U.S.-South Korea summit on May 21 led me to conclude so. Refraining from criticizing China by name ...

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May 19, 2021   In the previous “Speaking Out” column dated May 17, I pointed out that discussions on a revision to Japan’s Immigration Control Act over the treatment of those avoiding deportation (f...

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May 17, 2021   At Japan’s parliament, ruling and opposition parties have been fiercely confronting with each other on a revision to the Immigration Control Act that sets rules on the treatment of fo...

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