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Black Scholars Who Make a Specialty of Asian Studies Revisited

[Originally posted in June 2008. Revisited for Black History Month] I received the following question from a new BT reader this afternoon. He asked: “Why do you find Japan so fascinating?” My quick reply to the question: “I find Japanese history and culture fascinating, the Japanese interesting (from a sociological point-of-view) and life in Japan,… Keep Reading

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Japan expects Clinton to help resolve abduction issue

Japan expects Clinton’s Japan visit on Feb. 16 to help resolve abduction issue. Now if only the issue of married/divorce Japanese women kidnapping their biracial / dual nationality children is discussed!  A Japan-U.S. negotiator commented:  “The Obama administration is fully aware that removing North Korea from the terror list has not helped resolve the issue; on… Keep Reading

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Dr. Joseph Nye to be Ambassador to Japan

President-elect Obama’s pick for Ambassador to Japan is  a wise move. Joseph Nye  will be well-suited to improve relations with Japan and its neighbors. I meet Dr. Nye during a Q&A session on Japan-U.S. Relations and have read some of his works. He is a proponent of soft power which is an area of international relations which… Keep Reading

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Living With In-Laws Linked to Heart Risks in Japanese Women

The NYT reports: In Japan, living with the in-laws can be detrimental to Japanese women. Arigato to Steve S. for the link! Japanese women are generally not at high risk for heart attacks — unless they live with in-laws, according to a new study. Married Japanese women who live with both their husbands and a… Keep Reading

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It's time for America to go and for Japan to rearm!

I am afraid that Japan might head in a direction that will tie its hands tighter because of its masochistic view of history that is gripping Japan today. I am concerned that unless someone stops it, Japan might fall in the near future. Zurui: Tamogami holds no punches in his interview. His view of white nations… Keep Reading

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