Chairman previously claimed use of 'comfort women' was 'common'
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Monday 22 July 2013
Shinji Kagawa, Ashley Young and Chris Smalling have all joined the trip
Sunday 21 July 2013
Voters have handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a resounding victory in Japan’s general election, ending a gridlocked parliament and giving him one of the strongest political mandates for a Japanese leader in years.
Thursday 18 July 2013
What do the French really think about the rest of the world? A new guide for their capital’s hoteliers reveals all
Japan's China-baiting prime minister Shinzo Abe looks set for election success, but ordinary Japanese have other priorities
Thursday 18 July 2013
Leader heads south to promise 'not to give an inch' to its giant neighbour
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The final chapter of one of racing’s true fairy tales came to an end in Newmarket yesterday morning. Snow Fairy, the Cinderella mare who rose from the humblest beginnings to win six Group One races worldwide, aggravated an old leg injury during a routine gallop and has been retired. “It is with much sadness that the decision was made,” said her trainer Ed Dunlop, “but she owes us nothing.”
Friday 12 July 2013
The striker picked up a hamstring injury shortly after arriving in Thailand
Wednesday 10 July 2013
In-house tabloid offers tips on board games, haikus and a letter from the Yamaguchi-gumi outfit’s godfather
For £13, a fast lane to buy a band tee: Japan's rock concert promoters struggle to compete with festivals
Tuesday 09 July 2013
With a shrinking retail market, it’s a hard life making a living in rock’n’roll.
Monday 08 July 2013
England defeated South Korea 2-1 to claim bronze at the World League in Malaysia on Sunday.
Sunday 07 July 2013
The 33-year-old winger heads to the Women's Euro 2013 finals aiming to lift the trophy
Thursday 04 July 2013
Outlook The spectacular ability of Japan's cosy establishment to shoot itself in both feet rarely fails to amaze. After conducting the biggest cover-up of one of the biggest frauds in the country's history, the former bosses of the cameras giant Olympus managed to walk free from the Tokyo court yesterday morning. This despite the fact that they pleaded guilty, and despite justifiable demands from the prosecution that they serve up to five years' jail.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
England's men beat the hosts Malaysia 2-1 in their final pool match of the World League to book a quarter-final place against Japan.
Monday 01 July 2013
Move indicates company's intent to create a smartwatch
Sunday 30 June 2013
Tuesday 25 June 2013
In September 1970, the first Virginia Slims tournament was played by a small group of women protesting at inequality in pay under the slogan "You've come a long way, baby". The same month Kimiko Date – now Date-Krumm since her marriage to the German racing driver Michael Krumm – was born in Kyoto; and no player of either sex has come further.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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