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Tuesday, July 22, 2003
The last word
By BARRY BROPHY
I cannot tell well whether the four girls are the victims or the perpetrators.
Yoshitada Konoike, state minister in charge of youth policy, expresses his doubts over whether four 12-year-old girls shackled and locked in a room without food for five days by a suspected pornographer were to blame for their own abduction.
Takenaka is really the god of poverty. The Japanese economy is now heading for collapse.
LDP executive Mitsuo Horiuchi has harsh words for Heizo Takenaka, state economic minister.
The anachronistic verbal abuse that justifies the colonial rule shows that a militaristic mind-set still remains in (Japan's) political world.
The General Association of Korean Residents in Japan blasts elderly LDP lawmaker Takami Eto over his attempts to justify Japan's colonization of Korea between 1910 and 1945. Eto claimed Japan and Korea had signed unification papers in 1910 with the approval of the U.N., even though the body didn't exist before 1945.
We love Ireland. They have very nice strikes there.
A group of touring cyclists compliment their Irish hosts after availing of a bus workers' "No-fare strike" in which commuters were allowed to use public transport for free.
I was distracted by Jesper's electric-blue trousers.
Golfer Mark Roe comes to terms with being disqualified from the British Open after failing to exchange score cards with partner Jesper Parnevik.