THE DULLUM FILE Diplomatic Mail
My only snail mail today had the following return address: Ambassador of Japan, Washington, D.C. Got my attention!
It was a a letter from Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Last w... Posted on 8/9/12 at 8:29 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Your Own Virtual Girlfriend
In Japan, technologists have created some kind of cutie-pie cartoonish virtual young woman who follows you around in real life. You won't get any street cred for having this gal by your side, though, ... Posted on 7/12/12 at 8:12 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Dayton heads to Japan, South Korea on trade mission
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton leaves today on a South Korea trip, via Japan, to promote trade.
The Democratic governor said he hopes to help open the door to increased trade. Twenty-four business, agr... Posted on 9/23/11 at 1:12 AM
REGGIE TALES Japan Tsunami Video
This video is very, very intense. I warn you that it is quite sobering and even scary. It almost doesn't feel real. But it's definitely worth watching and the intensity of the situation comes throug... Posted on 3/28/11 at 12:07 PM
THE NEW FORTY The River Whisperer...
While I believe most folks realize we live on a volatile planet, I think we often get caught up in day-to-day life and forget how fragile the balance is between everything is all right and everything ... Posted on 3/15/11 at 1:32 PM
The Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle, an outspoken politician said in comments raising ire with Japan's neighbors.
It's easy to write off North Korea's threats to strike the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile as bluster: it has never demonstrated the capability to deploy a missile that could reach the Pacific island of Guam, let alone the mainland U.S.
Thousands of people rallied in a Tokyo park Saturday, demanding an end to atomic power and vowing never to give up the fight, despite two years of little change after the nuclear disaster in northeastern Japan.
The Japanese ambassador to the United States is scheduled to visit Grand Forks on July 31, according to embassy spokesman Shinju Karasawa. Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki is planning to stop in Bismarck during the morning and travel to Grand Forks for an afternoon visit.
When Yukiko T. Howell recently climbed into the cockpit of the Zero, a Japanese fighter plane, it was a moment for her to capture how her uncle might have felt when he flew the same model with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.
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