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Japan's spies: What cloak, dagger?

How ill is Kim Jong Il? Intelligence agencies around the world, including the CIA, are believed preparing for possible turmoil in North Korea, where the…

Black Scholars Who Make a Specialty of Asian Studies

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 is: "I find Japanese history and culture fascinating, the Japanese interesting (from a sociological point-of-view) and life in Japan, as a case study of a nation trying to gain respect in the international a.k.a. multicultural world order. The new BT'er also asked: "Why don't you focus on Africa instead of Japan?" Well, here comes the long answer!