Harvard law professor accused of denialism in rewriting ‘comfort women’ narrative

A substantial body of scholarship exists exploring the ways in which the imperial Japanese military forced or coerced women and girls into an organized system of sexual slavery to service Japanese soldiers before and during World War II. Control over the historical narrative regarding the euphemistically named “comfort women,” most of whom were Korean, remains an issue of contention between the governments of Japan and South Korea, as conservative Japanese politicians have embarked in recent years on efforts to deny state responsibility and rewrite textbooks.

Enter into this politicized arena J. Mark Ramseyer, the Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies

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Shopping spree: US retail sales jump most in seven months | Coronavirus pandemic News

U.S. retail sales surged in January by the most in seven months, beating all estimates and suggesting fresh stimulus checks helped spur a rebound in household demand following a weak fourth quarter.

The value of overall sales increased 5.3% from the prior month after a 1% decline in December, Commerce Department figures showed Wednesday. It was the first monthly gain since September and all major categories showed sharp advances.

Ahead of the report, the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a 1.1% monthly gain in retail sales.

A surge in Covid-19 cases curbed spending at year-end,

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36 Best Spring Accessories & Jewelry You Can Shop Here in 2021 to Instantly Upgrade Your Outfits

There’s nothing quite like the flash of bright lights illuminating a runway as music begins to pound through a venue. The audience members’ heads start to swivel to keep up with the newest designer wares as they are revealed one by one on models parading up and down in front of them. The energy is palpable. These are the moments we all look forward to as editors, but for me as Vogue’s accessories director, it’s not just what’s on the runway that gives me that flutter of excitement. Don’t get me wrong, the showmanship is always thrilling, but it

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The 10 Essential Pieces of Jewelry That Are Worth the Investment

The idea of a capsule wardrobe is nothing new—the best jeans, sweater, T-shirt, jacket, etc. Narrow enough to keep dressing streamlined and easy, while always keeping you looking top notch. The same goes for jewelry. There are certain classic and timeless jewelry essentials that every jewelry box should have, but still leave room for those special purchases that give your look personality (similar to a fashion “statement piece”).

The perfect diamond studs and chain necklace are just as big of a fashion crutch as blue jeans and a white T-shirt. In fact, they’re far more versatile and can be worn

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Seattle woman, 90, walks 6 miles through snow for vaccine

A rare winter storm that dumped a foot of snow on Seattle couldn’t keep a 90-year-old woman from making her first COVID-19 vaccine appointment

SEATTLE — A rare winter storm that dumped a foot of snow on Seattle couldn’t keep a 90-year-old woman from her first appointment for the coronavirus vaccine.

The Seattle Times reports that Fran Goldman walked six miles round trip to get her shot.

“I have been calling to get an appointment anywhere, every morning,

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Rihanna and LVMH shut down Fenty Fashion House

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

Rihanna’s clothing line, “Fenty Fashion House,” is being suspended indefinitely, luxury conglomerate LVMH announced today.

The label was launched less than two years ago with the French company, which is home to high-end fashion houses Louis Vuitton and Dior, among others.
In a statement to CNN Style, LVMH said the pause was a joint decision with Rihanna “pending better conditions,” and LVMH will continue to support other elements of the Fenty empire, concentrating on “the growth and long-term development” of her beauty and skincare lines Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin, as well as lingerie
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