Washington turned into a virtual fortress on Thursday ahead of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, with police ready to step in to separate protesters from Trump supporters at any sign of unrest during the festivities. Some 900,000 people, both Trump backers and opponents, are expected to flood Washington for Friday’s inauguration ceremony, according to organizers’ estimates. […]
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will be absent from a government-organized memorial service on the sixth anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, a government source said Thursday. Instead, Prince Akishino, their second son, and his wife, Princess Kiko, are expected to attend the ceremony to mourn for the more than 15,000 […]
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The organizer of the Asian Winter Games in Japan next month said Thursday it will use as one of the athletes’ dormitories a hotel whose operator is facing criticism from China for putting in its rooms a book denying the occurrence of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre. According to the organizer of the 2017 Sapporo Asian […]
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