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The 60-year-old was arrested after lashing out at the humanoid in a fit of rage
The 74-year-old film maker is perhaps best known for Spirited Away, which won an Oscar in 2001
140,000 people died in a city of 350,000, with 90 per cent of the city in utter ruin
Chairman previously claimed use of 'comfort women' was 'common'
Those of us who are sickened by what’s happening can be part of the solution
The company made the decision after it apologised for the advert on Monday
Hundreds of dolphins are killed in a remote Japanese bay during hunting season. The town argues it is an important tradition, but conservationists maintain the bloody practice is inhumane
The SRF-39FP isn't the most sophisticated piece of kit, but thanks to some unique attributes its a favourite of American prisoners
Anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd say they shot the footage showing dead whales in pools of blood
Neighbouring countries unhappy over public 'celebration' of Japan's attacks
The islands have caused tension between the countries for some time
China has said it is 'firmly opposed' to Japanese five-year defence plan
It's been a good year for stock markets. In particular, European and Japanese markets have made large gains. There is a lesson here for all investors: despite a poor economic backdrop, stock markets can perform well. This is often because much of the bad news is priced in and markets are focusing on improved corporate prospects. Similarly, it shows the most uncomfortable investment decisions often turn out to be correct.
The Australian is a three-time former world time trial champion
Human rights groups slam practice in which inmates are told they will die just hours beforehand