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Japan’s MOFA threatens ISIS with “strong indignation” if (hypothetical) hostages executed

What makes Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement particulary surreal and disingenuous is that MOFA and the Japanese government have known that Kenji Goto was being held for a ransom…

Japan’s Dangerous Tilt to The Right: a report from Hamburg, Germany

Professor Nakano points it out: it is not like Japanese society is outspoken and the government is following, it is exactly the opposite. It is an “elite-driven and not society-driven”…

The First Victim of War is The Truth: Japan’s Journalists Protest The Secrets Law

All journalists know the saying, “The first victim of war is the truth.” The Manchurian Incident began with a Japanese Army plot. The Japanese people were only told the truth…

The Star Trek Conference In Beijing: Klingon Warlord Xi Disses Tanuga* IV Leader Abe

"Is it even worth considering whether China is willing to change its position regarding territorial disputes and its desire to dominate Asia? It's not. Thus, Japan has just conceded a…

Japan’s Female Police Commissioner worked with racist & sexist newspaper?

It's not just Ms. Yamatani's ties to a hate group reviled by the UN, Zaitokukai, but in an essay she wrote for a magazine run by a member of the…

Ninkyodo, dude! Even The Yakuza Are Speaking English Now

Maybe the detective was right, because while the Yamaguchi-gumi may not have substantially expanded their operations, they are certainly trying to expand their appeal internationally. Recently, they debuted their own…

TEPCO makes $4.3 Billion in 2013 despite meltdown. Crime doesn’t pay, criminal negligence does

TEPCO posted a profit for the first time since the nuclear meltdown. The amount is less than the ¥47 billion the government gave to the company last September.

Japan’s Designated Secrets Law: All you ever wanted to know but should be afraid to ask. (LOL)

The Lawyer's Federation of Japan points out that if a journalist or citizen were to stubbornly ask about SDS (specially designated secrets) to a government official that this could be…

Japan: Even The Secrecy Bill Briefing Is Secret; Abe-gumi Pushes Ominous Secrecy Bill Towards Law

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Government Seeks to Pass Controversial Bill As Fast As Possible While Opposition At Home and Abroad Grows and Support For Abe Government Wanes. Japan's Secrecy Law, Designed…

ABEGNOMICS: The Most Magical And Mysterious Economic Policy In The World!

Japan is populated by magical creatures. There are the leprechauns that stole millions from Olympus , Lehman Brothers Japan, a billion dollars from AIJ and MRI and then vanished and…