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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    North Korea demands Japan allow international ferry services to resume

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:30am by Julian Ryall

    ... human rights activist. “North Korea says it will carry out another search, but that’s nonsense, as they already know what happened to each of them and where the survivors are, so it should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483399/north-korea-demands-japan-allow-international-ferry-services-resume
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China’s wily fake goods importers have Japanese officials on the run

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:30pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Fabricants, an international organisation set up to protect intellectual property rights. "Most of the fake products used to be sold to retailers in Japan, who would then try to sell them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1487482/chinas-wily-fake-goods-importers-have-japanese-officials-run
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    112,000 chickens destroyed after bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:14am by AGENCIES

    ... Takehisa, an agricultural ministry official, said there is believed to be no risk of the virus spreading to humans through the consumption of chicken eggs or meat. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1481263/112000-chickens-destroyed-after-bird-flu-outbreak
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese military displays a softer side as Shinzo Abe seeks to boost its role

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... occupation that would last until 1952. Its once huge armed forces were emasculated, stripped by the foreign-imposed constitution of the right to wage war and restricted to a self-defence role. What ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1482444/japanese-military-displays-softer-side-shinzo-abe-seeks-boost-its-role
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    World's longest-serving death row inmate freed and granted retrial in Japan after 45 years

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... European governments and human rights groups, including Amnesty International. Hakamada is the sixth person since the end of the second world war to receive a retrial after having a death sentence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458493/japan-orders-release-longest-held-death-row-inmate
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo court awards 5 million yen to family of Ghanaian killed in custody

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:09am by AFP

    ... Japan keeps a tight lid on immigration and rarely grants political asylum despite being a major foreign-aid donor. Human rights activists have complained for years about harsh treatment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452657/tokyo-court-awards-5-million-yen-family-ghanaian-killed-custody
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Activists say Japan will try to bend rules of child abduction convention

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:53pm by Julian Ryall

    ... abduction went into effect this week, but children's rights activists warn that authorities are already looking for ways to avoid complying with the treaty. Before Tuesday, Japan was the only ... that it has finally been ratified," said Brian Thomas, joint founder of the Japanese arm of the US-based Children's Rights Council. "But we do have reservations," he admitted, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463285/activists-say-japan-will-try-bend-rules-child-abduction-convention
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN court rules Japan’s Antarctic whaling ‘not scientific’, revokes permit

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Amsterdam Judges at the highest UN court ordered Japan on Monday to halt whaling in the Antarctic, rejecting the country’s long-held argument that the catch was for scientific purposes and not primarily for human consumption. Tokyo said it was disappointed but would abide by the decision, while activists said they hoped it would bring closer a complete end to whaling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461792/world-court-rules-japans-whaling-not-scientific-ends-revokes-permits
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten world’s top online marketer of ivory, whale meat

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:48pm by Reuters

    ... In a report released on Tuesday, the Britain-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Humane Society International (HSI) called on Japan's biggest online retailer to stop selling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452656/japanese-e-commerce-rakuten-worlds-top-online-marketer-ivory-whale-meat
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US sees lax security at Japan’s nuclear sites as terror risk

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Julian Ryall

    ... report said. "Other Japanese officials have insisted that in a nation where gun ownership is rare and privacy rights are zealously guarded, armed guards and background checks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1447337/us-sees-lax-security-japans-nuclear-sites-terror-risk

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