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China questions Japan’s right to Okinawa

An article in Chinese state media questioning Japan’s right to the Okinawa island chain is the latest salvo in the countries’ ongoing territorial dispute.

Japan’s yakuza gang wars

Facing a shrinking pot of spoils, five mafia syndicates are waging an unusually vicious gang war in the coastal prefecture of Fukuoka.

MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 1/25

St. Paul isn’t Minneapolis, breaking down the budget, economic growth in Japan, Jesus had a brain and more.