Jack Cornelsen's father Greg made rugby history for the Wallabies but, as he prepares for a fourth season in Japan, the year-old forward is eyeing a Test jersey of a different colour. The back-rower is one of 30 Australians set to play in the team competition this season - with Wallabies captain Michael Hooper among 10 of those who have played in the green and gold at senior level. Greg Cornelsen's historic four-try haul at Eden Park in - a feat no man had ever achieved against the All Blacks - is still firmly etched in rugby minds across both sides of the Tasman. Now eligible for Test selection for Japan, Cornelsen admits his priorities have shifted as a berth with the Brave Blossoms beckons.
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Seiko Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian turned politician, is taking over as the head of the Tokyo Olympic Games after the previous leader resigned following sexist remarks earlier this month. Hashimoto was one of two female cabinet ministers in Japan and her seven appearances in the summer and winter games are the most of any "multi-season" athlete. She competed four times in speed skating, winning bronze in the 1,meter speed skate in , and three as a cyclist. To some her appointment marks a gender and generational shift, while others see it as a continuation of the same.
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The bubble was characterized by rapid acceleration of asset prices and overheated economic activity, as well as an uncontrolled money supply and credit expansion. By August , the Nikkei stock index had plummeted to half its peak by the time of the fifth monetary tightening by the Bank of Japan BOJ. Even though asset prices had visibly collapsed by early ,  the economy's decline continued for more than a decade. This decline resulted in a huge accumulation of non-performing assets loans NPL , causing difficulties for many financial institutions.
The Nanjing Massacre or the Rape of Nanjing alternately written as the Nanking Massacre or the Rape of Nanking [note 1] was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Imperial Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing Nanking , at that time the capital of China , during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The massacre occurred over a period of six weeks starting on December 13, , the day that the Japanese captured Nanjing. During this period, soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army murdered disarmed combatants and Chinese civilians numbering an estimated 40, to over ,,   and perpetrated widespread rape and looting. Since most Japanese military records on the killings were kept secret or destroyed shortly after the surrender of Japan in , historians have been unable to accurately estimate the death toll of the massacre. In , the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo estimated that over , Chinese were killed in the massacre.