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Japan’s new leader axes plans for manga museum

Hsin-Yin Lee (blog)

Japan’s new leader axes plans for manga museum

To save some money for the Japanese people, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is canceling his predecessor's plans for a museum dedicated to manga and animation. But as Hsin-Yin Lee writes, comics are becoming an important -- and profitable -- part of Japanese life.

Posted: October 7, 2009 10:34   Comments: 0
Japan’s fledgling two-party system set to evolve

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Japan’s fledgling two-party system set to evolve

Japan is set to head to the polls for parliamentary elections on August 30, and polling suggests Prime Minister Taro Aso's conservative party will lose power after ruling for most of the past 54 years. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about changes ahead for the Japanese political landscape.

Posted: August 24, 2009 11:45   Comments: 1
South Korea and Japan brace for North Korea rocket launch

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South Korea and Japan brace for North Korea rocket launch

U.S. officials say North Korea appears to be on track for a rocket launch that could take place as early as this Saturday. Although North Korea says the rocket will launch a satellite, South Korea, Japan and the United States think the North Koreans are planning a test of long-range missile technology.

Posted: April 3, 2009 10:46   Comments: 0
Obama hosts Japan’s Aso to talk economy, North Korea

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Obama hosts Japan’s Aso to talk economy, North Korea

Ayako Doi of the Asia Society discusses Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso's trip to Washington, amid growing concerns in Japan over the economy and North Korea.

Posted: February 24, 2009 13:19   Comments: 0
U.S. expects Japan to elevate efforts in war and economy

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U.S. expects Japan to elevate efforts in war and economy

As Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso heads to Washington, a Worldfocus contributing blogger argues that the U.S.-Japan alliance is seeing rebirth and that the U.S. has stepped up its expectations of Japan.

Posted: February 24, 2009 10:54   Comments: 0
Clinton plans for a rare meeting with Japan’s opposition

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Clinton plans for a rare meeting with Japan’s opposition

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet with Japan’s opposition party. A Worldfocus contributing blogger assesses what the meeting means for the U.S.-Japan alliance and for internal Japanese politics as the country's national election approaches.

Posted: February 16, 2009 12:38   Comments: 0

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