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Reader’s Diary #1125- Kiiro Yumi, translated by Kinami Watabi: Library Wars 1/ Love and War

Posted May 29, 2014 by John Mutford

Though it says right there in the top left hand corner of the cover, I had forgotten what shojo manga was; a term I first heard when I read (and didn’t enjoy) Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket. It was aimed at teenage girls. D’oh!Not that I haven’t enjoye…

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No, This Can’t Be Possible. Could Japan Actually Rescind Its Apology to Wartime ‘Comfort Women’?

Posted March 5, 2014 by The Mound of Sound

One of several dark stains on the honour of Japan was its practice, during WWII, of impressing foreign women, mainly Korean, into sex slavery to serve Japanese soldiers.  They were called ‘Comfort Women’ or, in Japanese, Kanji.  Somewhere bet…

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Orientals Threatened With Havoc Again!

Posted January 2, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, Tokyo has been ravaged, razed, burnt, scoured and decimated several times over by Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and Gamera ………, but each time they re-built and life went on! Gotta hand it to those Orientals, not much gets them down! BUT! This time they might not get away so easily: A GIANT DUCK HAS INVADED […]

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