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Sunday, November 02, 2014

Japan News This Week 2 November 2014


Japan News.
Pressure in Japan to Forget Sins of War
New York Times

China media: Thaw in Japan ties?

Japan edges back towards nuclear power with vote to restart reactors

Korean court orders Toyama munitions firm to compensate women tricked into wartime labor
Japan Times

A Rare Japanese Jihadist
The Diplomat

“If we don’t face our past, we’re bound to repeat the same mistakes.” Japanese wartime medical orderly reports on army’s role in maintaining “comfort women” system 「やっぱりね、過去をちゃんと見てないものは、また同じことを始める」慰安所と日本軍の関わりについてある衛生兵が報告
Japan Focus

Japan's gotta have baseball back in the Olympics! Tokyo 2020 squeeze play?
Christian Science Monitor

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Research by the World Economic Forum (WEF) again placed Japan near the bottom of the gender equity rankings. 142 countries were ranked based on 10 criteria.

1 Iceland
2 Finland
3 Norway
4 Sweden
5 Denmark
6 Nicaragua
7 Rwanda
8 Ireland
9 Philippines
10 Belgium

20 USA

26 United Kingdom

87 China

104 Japan

117 South Korea

Japan climbed one spot from the previous year's rankings. However, the overall picture remains grim for Japanese women.

Source: World Economic Forum

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