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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Two women quit Shinzo Abe's cabinet, dealing blow to reform drive

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Two female ministers resign over claims they misused political funds So much for Abe lifting women's role Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback yesterday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his drive to boost the role of women in society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1620891/two-women-quit-shinzo-abes-cabinet-dealing-blow-reform-drive
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese school backpacks become a hit with Chinese tourists

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... are finding that many Chinese tourists like to buy them," he added. "We think it is because the bags often appear in Japanese animated movies, which are very popular in China." Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1598233/japanese-school-backpacks-become-hit-chinese-tourists
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China 'seriously concerned' after Japan PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:35am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... but said it was possible the two sides could find a diplomatic formula to “agree to disagree” over the uninhabited islands, known as the Diaoyus in China the Senkakus in Japan. A slowing Chinese ... be a feather in Abe’s diplomatic cap – he has travelled to around 50 countries since taking office, but been unable to meet Chinese or South Korean leaders during that time. Abe has also signalled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1618297/japan-pm-shinzo-abe-risks-chinas-ire-sending-offering-yasukuni-shrine
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Chinese tourism to Japan bounces back after diplomatic tensions

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:17pm by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo The number of Chinese arrivals in Japan in the first eight months of the year hit 1,542,400, up 84 per cent from the same period last year and already topping the annual ... international flights at Tokyo's Haneda airport and more charter flights from Asian countries to regional airports in Japan, the Japan National Tourism Organisation said. Chinese visitor numbers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594822/chinese-tourism-japan-bounces-back-after-diplomatic-tensions
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... at an enlarged military facility at Okinotorishima, Japan would be able to keep a closer watch on the Chinese Navy as it develops into a blue-water force. Okinotorishima is at a strategically important “choke point” half-way between the US territory of Guam and Taiwan and could serve as a critical location to monitor Chinese forces – and particularly Beijing’s new generation of submarines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1590823/japan-pacific-claims-fuelled-natural-resources-hunt-and-china-navy-expansion
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese lawmakers see red over minister Midori Matsushima's scarf

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... an apparent beneficiary of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push for a "society in which women shine". A spokesman for the upper house said the debate on Matsushima's attire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1609027/japanese-lawmakers-see-red-over-minister-midori-matsushimas-scarf
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe faces questioning by lawmakers on Japan's change to defence policy

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by KYODO

    ... and increasing the participation of women in society. But he did not go into detail about a further sales tax rise to 10 per cent next year from the current 8 per cent, or legalising Japan's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1604856/shinzo-abe-faces-questioning-lawmakers-japans-change-defence-policy
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese yakuza boss arrested for brutal 1998 killing

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by AFP

    ... The yakuza occupy a grey area in Japan's usually law-abiding society. Like the Italian mafia and Chinese triads, they engage in activities ranging from gambling, drugs and prostitution to loan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590372/japanese-yakuza-boss-arrested-brutal-1998-killing
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan seeks its own early-warning aircraft

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Military seeks funds for early warning aircraft Japan's defence ministry wants to develop its own early warning aircraft, replacing US-made planes as the Chinese and Russian air forces grow more assertive, a report said yesterday. The ministry had asked for an initial 80 million yen (HK$5.69m) from the finance ministry for the next fiscal year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597600/japan-seeks-its-own-early-warning-aircraft
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese first lady Akie Abe seeks summit with Peng Liyuan at Apec

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:50pm by Reuters

    ... lady Akie Abe has told of her admiration for her "stylish and beautiful" Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan, and said she was hoping for a summit of their own on the sidelines ... okay," she said. Shinzo Abe has not held a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping since taking office due to Sino-Japanese feuds over territory and wartime history. He has called on Xi to meet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585378/japanese-first-lady-akie-abe-seeks-summit-peng-liyuan-apec

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