Japan

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Yalta was a carve-up — and the Poles are understandably still bitter about it

November 14, 2019 12:15 pm

Eight Days at Yalta: How Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin Shaped the Post-war World by Diana Preston reviewed

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A new emperor, a stable Japan

October 23, 2019 9:28 pm

The world’s oldest monarchy bolsters a modern miracle

memory police

Out of sight, out of mind

August 8, 2019 12:10 pm

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa reviewed

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A brief history of selling bath water

July 14, 2019 4:28 pm

What connects Belle Delphine with the leader of a doomsday cult and a Japanese girl punk band?

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Trump: American shogun

May 30, 2019 2:06 pm

John McCain torments the 45th president from beyond the grave

sumo

The balletic, bum-baring rituals of sumo

January 10, 2019 11:59 am

A close-up view of the plump, kissable wrestlers at one of Japan’s six annual sumo tournaments

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Japanese puzzle: how can an advanced, dynamic country function with such an ancient population?

November 15, 2018 11:23 am

Japan Story: In Search of a Nation, 1850 to the Present by Christopher Harding reviewed