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Minisocialist: A trendy Asian lifestyle chain opens in North Korea

Print section Print Rubric:  A hip, cheap home-goods upstart from China sets up shop in North Korea Print Headline:  Minisocialist Print Fly Title:  ...

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Letters: Letters to the editor

Print section Print Fly Title:  On Japan, Chinese officials, MPs, tax, tech-unicorns and punctuation UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  ...

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Of war and words: Junichiro Tanizaki, chronicler of change

Main image:  FACTS and statistics struggle to capture the emotional effect of ...

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How the east was lost: Iran’s success reflects the failures of Asian football

Main image:  IT WAS the perfect conclusion to a flawless campaign. As the ...

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Sampuru chef: How sham food became big business in Japan

Print section Print Rubric:  How sham food became a multi-billion-yen industry ...

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Bristling with indignation: Japan gives short shrift to a UN rapporteur looking into press freedom

Print section Print Rubric:  A government that leans on the media takes offence at being scolded ...

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The Economist explains: Why is the Japanese monarchy under threat?

Main image:  THE world’s oldest hereditary monarchy is not the British one. At 1,200 years it is a mere babe-in-arms compared to the Japanese imperial family. Traditionalists say Akihito, the current emperor (pictured seated, third from left), can trace his roots back 2,600 ...

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