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· February, 2021

Stories about Japan from February, 2021

Prominent Harvard professor pilloried for peddling revisionist history about wartime ‘comfort women’

Historians familiar with wartime sexual slavery perpetrated by Japanese armed forces point out that the professor, J. Mark Ramseyer, has long championed historical revisionism.

Farewell to Japanese sculptor who became a local hero in Prilep, North Macedonia

'During his short lifetime, and even shorter career, Ryota Koshika became one of the most prominent classic sculptors working in marble from Japan.'

Olympic head's misogynistic remarks highlight Japan's persisting sexism

Support for Mori by men in prominent leadership positions suggests that anti-women attitudes are in fact quite normal in the country.

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