YAKURA Katsuo, a Youth Commitee memberof New Komeito, studied at Tokyo University, holds a Law degree from the University of California (UCLA), studied at the prestigious Fudan University in Shanghai, and already spent some time in the Chinese capital Beijing.
Shanghai Christmas Markets
TOKYO - Thorsten Pattberg briefly appears in Campaign Movie of YAKURA Katsuo of New Komeito who wants to enter the Japanese diet (11:47), broadcast 2013/02/20. Pattberg and Yakura are alumni of Fudan University, Shanghai.
Pattberg in September 2001; The University of Edinburgh; Majors: Sanskrit, Philosophy, Psychology, Swedish (later Chinese). Supervisors: Peter Milne (Logic and Philosophy of Science) and Paul Dundas (Sanskrit). Before, scored well into "the top 2% of the entire German student population" in the German Abitur (certified: German National Academic Foundation). Later universities: Fudan, Tokyo, Harvard, Peking.
Tomb Sweeping Day distorts Chinese meaning of Qingming This article was published on the 2nd April 2013 in Shanghai Daily on the occasion of the Qingming Festival 2013 (which is the 4th April and a national holiday).
The shengren is the single most important concept in the Chinese tradition. Yet, ‘Science’ magazine “has never heard about it”, and your Asia correspondent in Beijing politely declines to publish a Chinese word, or to report about it. Clearly, Science magazine is practicing a “white vocabulary policy”.
What’s wrong with Western ‘China Studies’ (Shanghai Daily) Western ‘China Studies’ is a failure of epic proportions and consequences. Most Western scholars, maybe afraid of committing cultural treason against their nation states, and indeed entire branches of Culture studies such as Sinology never informed the Western public about anything truly Chinese.
BEIJING – Failure to care about “cultural property rights” as much as Beijing frets over sovereignty of lands and seas has seen too many Chinese concepts and words co-opted and replaced by inferior Western examples. China has taken its place as the world’s biggest trading nation, now it needs to re-write so-called “world history”.