Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe walks towards a memorial to lay flowers for victims of the second World War Battle of Okinawa during a memorial service on Tuesday. Photograph: Hitoshi Maeshiro/EPA

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe was heckled and jeered at a tense commemoration on Tuesday marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa. A(...)

Japanese tenor  Tatsuya Higuchi and South Korean soprano  Sumi Jo perform as part of a gala concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Japan and South Korea’s resumption of normal ties,  in Tokyo on June 22nd. Photograph: Reuters/Shizuo Kambayashi/Pool

South Korea and Japan marked the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties on Monday with a push to mend relations strained by feuds over the legacy of Japa(...)

Evil Men, by James Dawes
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  • May 25, 2013, 02:00

Several years ago – we’re not told exactly when – James Dawes, a professor of English at Macalester College, in Minnesota, travelled to Japan t(...)