The Yomiuri Shimbun KOFU — A candid photo of literary giant Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) has been put on display for the first time at the Mishima Yukio Literary Museum in the village of Yamanakako, Yamanashi Prefecture. The photo was taken on ... The Japan News, 2 months ago
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Written in 1951 and translated into English in 1968, the title of represents taboo desires and beliefs, most notably homosexuality and misogyny. Shunsuke is an aging writer whose vile views on women are given the opportunity for physical ...Japan Times, 2 weeks ago
August? Already? How can that be? I grew up sort of an anxious child, and I could always count on that Sunday night stomach ache before a new week of school started. When I came across this anonymous quote this morning, I cringed: August is like ...Guideposts.org, 3 weeks ago
We didn't fight the British to become independent so that we can oppress our own people, says the new chairman of Suhakam. As the new Suhakam chairman, Tan Sri Razali Ismail says he won't be going to barricades trying to knock down doors on human ...TheStar.com.my, 4 weeks ago
In September 1912, Gen. Maresuke Nogi — a hero of the Russo-Japanese War — committed ritual suicide. His sensational death took place on the day of Emperor Meiji's funeral, making it an act of junshi (following one's lord in death) and a ...Japan Times, 4 weeks ago
July 27th, 2016 12:04 AM In reference to lawyer Joel Ruiz Butuyan's column Seven Filipinos commit suicide every day (Opinion, 7/25/16), it's good that people are beginning to realize and address this medical problem. Depression is a problem that ...Philippine Daily Inquirer, 1 month ago
Images by Pinggot Zulueta The thread of existentialism can be found within the rich tapestry of Isobel Francisco's striking portfolio.The youthfulness of her work does not only lie in the fresh approach that she has cultivated throughout her ...Manila Bulletin, 1 month ago
In a scene from the 1957 film The Bridge on the River Kwai, a haughty British Col. in a prisoner-of-war camp confronts the camp's Japanese commandant. Citing the Geneva Convention as justification, he argues that his officers should not be forced ...Japan Times, 1 month ago
A 36-year-old part-time convenience store employee has won the 155th Akutagawa Prize, a prestigious literary award, for a book that explores life in and around convenience stores, the selection committee announced. I still can't believe it. It ...Japan Times, 1 month ago
Opinions are divided when it comes to Japan's current Constitution, issued during the U.S. Occupation of 1945 -52: Is it an American imposition that unfairly refuses to recognize the nation as a normal country or a precious war-renouncing document ...Japan Times, 1 month ago
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