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YOKOSUKA, Japan — By almost any measure, Katsuhito Yokokume should have at least a fighting chance in the coming parliamentary elections, which could decide Japan’s future.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
TO GET TO THE HEADQUARTERS of the Strategic
Plans Division, the branch of the Pakistani government charged with
keeping the country’s growing arsenal of nuclear weapons away from
insurgents trying to overrun the country, you must drive down a rutted,
debris-strewn road at the edge of the Islamabad airport, dodging stray
dogs and piles of uncollected garbage. Just past a small traffic circle,
a tan stone gateway is manned by a lone, bored-looking guard loosely
holding a rusting rifle. The gateway marks the entry to Chaklala
Garrison, an old British cantonment from the days when officers of the
Raj escaped the heat of Delhi for the cooler hills on the approaches to
Afghanistan. Pass under the archway, and the poverty and clamor of
modern Pakistan disappear.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Tokyo: Japan's Princess
Kiko gave birth on Wednesday to a baby boy, the first imperial male heir
to be born in more than four decades and the answer to the prayers of
conservatives keen to keep women off the ancient throne.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
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