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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Hello Kitty confirmed as human, despite whiskers and pointy ears

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo If it walks like a cat andtalks like a cat, it's human Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cuteness insisted ... is, in fact, human. "Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy little girl with a heart of gold," brand owner Sanrio says. The revelation came to light when a Hawaii-based academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581561/hello-kitty-confirmed-human-despite-whiskers-and-pointy-ears
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Stupid and nonsensical: Japanese right rages at ‘comfort women’ honour

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:21pm by Julian Ryall

    ... statement. She said it was drawn up based on articles printed in the Asahi Shimbun that the editorial board of the newspaper has recently admitted were false. The right wing has jumped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581562/stupid-and-nonsensical-japanese-right-rages-comfort-women-honour
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    With eye on China, India and Japan bolster defence and business ties

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:53pm by Reuters

    ... reference to China, with which India shares a long, disputed border. "Such expansionism would never benefit humanity in the 21st century." Sino-Japanese ties have been chilled by a row ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583277/eye-china-india-and-japan-bolster-ties-defence-business-and-nuclear-energy
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe sends condolences for martyrs, including war criminals

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:32pm by Reuters

    ... and prosperity, becoming the foundation of the fatherland," the official quoted Abe as saying in the message. "I pray for eternal peace and pledge to carve out a path to a future of human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581103/i-express-my-grief-death-martyrs-shinzo-abes-message-war-criminals
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shigeru Ishiba set to decline cabinet post and may challenge Shinzo Abe

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by Julian Ryall

    ... favoured the creation of a basic law on security that would spell out unequivocally Japan's right to exercise collective self-defence. Abe has been more mindful of opposition ... as in the provinces. But in spite of his advocacy of an unequivocal right to collective self defence, Ishiba might prove a less divisive figure in the region than Abe, who has suffered frosty relations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580620/shigeru-ishiba-set-decline-cabinet-post-and-may-challenge-shinzo-abe
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Take full blame for scandal of wartime ‘comfort women’, UN urges Japan

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AFP

    ... responsibility," said Nigel Rodley, head of the UN Human Rights Committee. In a report issued after a hearing on Japan's human rights record on Thursday, the committee said it was time ... of limitations. Japan issued a landmark apology in 1993- known as the Kono Statement- and mainstream public opinion holds that the wartime government was culpable. But lawmakers on the political right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559267/take-full-blame-scandal-wartime-comfort-women-un-urges-japan
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese girl accused of beheading friend has history of violence

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AP

    ... the city, school and the parents might not have taken the right action. "We just sought a closure of the problem without seriously facing the dark side of her mind," the teacher said. "I feel sorry because we could've prevented the incident if we had acted in the right way." The girl's life took a radical turn last autumn when her mother fell ill with cancer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563720/japanese-girl-accused-beheading-friend-has-history-violence
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify their mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... to judge whether it was right or wrong. But I'm still mourning the soul of my late buddy. I'm sorry for letting (him) die alone." For Kagawa, there is no question that kamikaze ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573065/surviving-former-kamikaze-pilots-reject-moves-glorify-their-mission
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Comfort women were just 'wartime prostitutes', says Japanese delegation

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:01pm by Julian Ryall

    ... that the UN Commission on Human Rights admits that comfort women were nothing more than prostitutes, and to insist that the organisation stops using the term "sex slaves". The delegation, ... she said, had only stepped into the argument in the last year and cannot take the moral high ground as it "is the world's worst violator of human rights". "Comfort women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550620/comfort-women-were-just-wartime-prostitutes-says-japanese-delegation
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing as anti-nuclear sentiment runs high

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... the bomb, telling a newspaper in an interview in 2002, five years before his death, “I knew we did the right thing”. The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay, Theodore Van Kirk, died only last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567715/hiroshima-marks-anniversary-atomic-bombing-anti-nuclear-sentiment-runs

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