A Great Vehicle Lurks in HyundaisCorporate Chop Shop

Is the tide turning in the favor of activist shareholder Elliott Management Corp. in its drive to clean up the web of more than two dozen auto-related companies at the core of the Hyundai chaebol? On Wednesday, South Korean media reported that the group may cancel a central part of a restructuring…

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Prize-Winning Shoplifters: Japans PM Hates This Movie Because Its Just Too True

TOKYOJapanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d'Or at Cannes for "Shoplifters, a critically acclaimed family drama about a poverty-stricken quasi-family that manages to eke out a living via petty larceny and fraud. The film is now playing widely in Japan, but there were moments when it looked like it…

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Japan Killed 120 Pregnant Whales This Year In The Name Of “Scientific Research”

Meeting papers released by the International Whaling Committee (IWC) this week reveal that Japan slaughtered 333 whales in Antarctic waters during the 2017/18 austral season – apparently, all in the name of “scientific research”. Of those, more than 120 were pregnant.  Japan says it must continue this (almost) annual practice…

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Japan Has The Weirdest Mythological Creatures, And Their Stories Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Japan has a rather rich folklore and mythological characters play a very big part in it. For centuries the tales of Yokai (so-called strange, supernatural creatures) were told and slowly expanded into every aspect of Japan’s culture. Even today, stories and illustrations of these beasts are very captivating and could…

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