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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Japan News This Week 15 May 2016


Japan News.
Obama’s Visit Raises Ghosts of Hiroshima
New York Times

Japan vagina artist cleared over kayak model but fined for data distribution

Tokyo Olympics: €1.3m payment to secret account raises questions over 2020 Games

Japan’s foreign workers policy riddled with contradictions, says lawmaker
Japan Times

In Historic Step, Obama To Visit Hiroshima Later This Month

A Year of Memory Politics in East Asia: Looking Back on the “Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan”
Japan Focus

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Percentage of POWs during World War II that died while held in captivity, by country:

Russian POWs held by Germany: 57.5%
German POWs held by Russia: 35.8%
American POWs held by Japan: 33%
British POWs held by Japan: 24.8%
British POWs held by Germany: 3.5%
German POWs held by France: 2.58%
German POWs held by the United States: 0.15%
German POWs held by Britain: 0.03%

The Soviet Union and Japan did not sign - or abide by - the 1929 Geneva Convention on treatment of POWs.

Source: QUORA

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