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INTERVIEW: “Anne of Green Gables” still popular in Japan thanks to freedom theme

September 6, 2019

Prince Edward Island, Canada–A grandchild of Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), best known for “Anne of Green Gables,” a novel featuring Anne Shirley, a fictional red-haired orphan girl, attributes the best seller’s long popularity in Japan to the work’s


“Comfort woman” statue “missing” as another marker unveiled in Baclaran church

August 25, 2019

A “comfort woman” statue, which was removed last year along Roxas Boulevard in Manila following an apparent pressure from the Japanese government, has been allegedly missing. Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order head Teresita Ang-See disclosed this after


“World War III”, fuelled by trade disputes, ”has already started” – UP professor

August 14, 2019

A professor from the University of the Philippines said on Wednesday that “World War III has already started” due to trade disputes. Bernard Karganilla, who has done research on the guerrillas, in a forum regarding “Lessons from World War II


Over half of Japanese fatal abuse victims aged less than one year old

August 1, 2019

Tokyo–Over half of fatal child abuse victims in Japan in fiscal 2017 were babies aged less than one year old, a survey by a health ministry expert panel showed Thursday. Of 52 victims in the year through March 2018, excluding


INTERVIEW: Hoshide wants Japanese technology to be used in lunar, Mars exploration

July 29, 2019

New York–Japan should make use of its space technology in international cooperation to explore the moon and Mars, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide said in an interview with Jiji Press in New York on Friday. “As an advanced space nation, Japan


INTERVIEW: JOC chief confident Japan can win 30 gold medals at Olympics

July 24, 2019

Tokyo–Japan can win 30 gold medals in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita said in a recent interview. “I’m sure it’s possible” for Japan to win the 30 golds targeted by the JOC, Yamashita said, speaking


Duterte outlines accomplishments in fourth SONA

July 22, 2019

Three years under the Duterte administration, President Rodrigo Duterte said in his fourth State of the Nation Address ( SONA) presented some of his accomplishments and identified some agencies that need to improve their services. “We, in government, talk too


ANALYSIS: Election results to affect Abe’s strategy for constitution reform

July 18, 2019

Tokyo–The House of Councillors election on Sunday will be a major hurdle for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s longstanding goal of rewriting Japan’s postwar constitution as it remains unclear whether the constitutional reformist camp will be able to maintain its current