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Sapporo college long gone but its legacy carries on at The Japan Times

A 10-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station brings one to a small, white clock tower in the city center. The 13-meter-high Western timepiece is an ...
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Without naming names, Bush slams Trump-era politics, says ‘bigotry seems emboldened’
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:55:30 +0200
Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded ...
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Powerful typhoon dumps rain across Japan ahead of likely Honshu landfall
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:01:48 +0200
Typhoon Lan was approaching the main island of Honshu on Sunday as voting in the Lower House snap election was taking place, with the cyclone ...
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Fukushima sake served and savored at U.K. Parliament
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:22:55 +0200
A reception was held on Tuesday night at London’s Palace of Westminster used for Britain’s Parliament to serve sake made in Fukushima Prefecture and show ...
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Catalonia rejects Madrid’s Thursday deadline for renouncing symbolic declaration of independence
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:35:49 +0200
Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government’s demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a collision course ...
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Osaka, Japan’s gritty second city, suddenly a destination amid Asian tourist boom
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:30:39 +0200
Amid the gloom and struggle that Osaka has gone through in recent years, a tourism boom has been an unexpected boon for Japan’s gritty second ...
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Malta’s top investigative reporter, who revealed Panama Papers, fought corruption, is killed by car bomb
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:50:57 +0200
Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s best-known investigative journalist, was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car, police said, in a case that ...
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Japan ex-defense chief Tokuichiro Tamazawa counsels patience on Taiwan independence
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:42:42 +0200
Former Japanese defense chief Tokuichiro Tamazawa said Taiwan enjoys de facto independence and its best policy for now is to maintain the status quo.“Taiwan is ...
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MSDF drills with U.S. aircraft carrier amid North Korea tensions
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:59:54 +0200
The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier was conducting joint exercises with a Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer in the waters near Okinawa on Wednesday, the two ...
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Yanmar-Konica Minolta venture pushes automation of nation’s agriculture
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:11:54 +0200
Farm equipment manufacturer Yanmar Co. and precision equipment maker Konica Minolta Inc. are pushing the automation of Japan’s agriculture amid an aging and decreasing farming ...
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Einstein’s theory of happy living emerges in Tokyo note
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:42:57 +0200
A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is ...
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Top opposition forces see contrasting fates after poll
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:39:48 +0200
Two opposition parties launched less than a month ago to challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party met contrasting fates in Sunday’s general ...
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Catalonia separatists plot revenge after Spain announces takeover of regional government
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:48:55 +0200
Catalonia’s separatists were planning their response Sunday after Spain took drastic steps to stop the region from breaking away by dissolving its separatist government and ...
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Tomomi Inada survives scandal, but Mayuko Toyota voted out
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:42:45 +0200
Sunday’s Lower House election brought mixed results for a few prominent candidates — including some who have been trying to emerge from scandals.Liberal Democratic Party ...
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Abe’s gamble pays off with ruling bloc headed for two-thirds majority in Lower House
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:52:30 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition was all but certain of a resounding victory in Sunday’s general election, as early projections showed that it was ...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed after 20-day spell behind bars
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:34:02 +0200
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free from 20 days in jail on Sunday for organizing protests against President Vladimir Putin.Navalny, who has declared his ...
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