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‘The Broken Commandment’: Toson Shimazaki’s humanist bildungsroman of a ‘burakumin’

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:36
A classic from 1906, Toson Shimazaki’s “The Broken Commandment” follows the ideological struggles of a young teacher, Ushimatsu Segawa. The Broken Commandment, by Toson Shimazaki, ...
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‘Red Roofs and Other Stories’: Tales of restlessness by Junichiro Tanizaki

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:34
Junichiro Tanizaki is best known for his novels, “Naomi” and “The Makioka Sisters,” and is widely considered one of Japan’s greatest writers of modern literature. ...
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Japan’s shifting attitudes toward prostitution

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:32
Sex is a necessity and a pleasure; it’s also a problem. It exalts some, degrades others. It generates offspring. It’s dynamite. Taboos concerning it are ...
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Defensive riding

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:30
"Do you have a points card?"
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Legendary weightlifter ‘Pocket Hercules’ dies at 50

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:30
Turkey’s legendary triple Olympic gold medal-winning weightlifting champion Naim Suleymanoglu, dubbed the “Pocket Hercules” for generating huge power from his diminutive frame, died on Saturday ...
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Tributes paid to race death motorcyclist Daniel Hegarty

bbc - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:19
Daniel Hegarty died from his injuries before arriving at hospital in Macau, the BBC understands.
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Shirtless protester gets elected in Charlotte

cnn - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:17
In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician.
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Libya migrant 'slave market' footage sparks outrage

bbc - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:09
The African Union voices anger after a CNN report appears to show African men being sold at auction.
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Yankees conduct interview with Aaron Boone for managerial vacancy

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:27
Having never managed or coached at any level, Aaron Boone believes his provenance prepared him to lead the New York Yankees.“I would say in a ...
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Trail runner dies after 100-meter plunge off cliff during Saitama race

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:18
A man died Saturday after falling off a cliff while competing in a trail running race in Saitama Prefecture, police said.The 54-year-old man from Tokyo ...
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