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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri heads east after hitting Japan’s Kyushu region

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:45am by Associated Press in Kyodo

    ... Associated Press in Kyodo Typhoon predicted to be the strongest to strike Japan in decades to be downgraded to extratropical cyclone status on Friday afternoon after battering southern regions Heavy rain continued to hit wide areas of Japan and affected t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551746/typhoon-neoguri-heads-east-after-hitting-japans-kyushu-region
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan exploiting Asian guest workers, US State Department report says

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:22pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo US State Department calls training scheme for young foreigners a form of forced labour Japan accused ofexploiting Asian guest workers The United States has issued ... labour". Washington's annual Trafficking in Persons Report, unveiled by Secretary of State John Kerry, ranks Japan in the second tier of countries where trafficking is prevalent, putting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540535/japan-exploiting-asian-guest-workers-us-state-department-report-says
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Mount Fuji at greater risk of eruption due to 2011 quake, scientists warn

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:25pm by Julian Ryall

    ... was headed by Professor Florent Brenguier, of the Institute of Earth Sciences in Grenoble, with the assistance of researchers in Paris and Japan. Brenguier's team monitored seismic waves ... days after the 2011 quake confirms the critical state of the volcano in terms of pressure." Experts point out that the last time Mount Fuji erupted was in 1707, just 49 days after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555870/mount-fuji-greater-risk-eruption-due-2011-quake-scientists-warn
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Julian Ryall

    ... and state pension requirements are still not guaranteed to receive financial support when they need it. The Supreme Court's decision overturned an earlier ruling by the Fukuoka high court ... throughout her life. In the first ruling of its kind, the Supreme Court stated that, from a legal standpoint, permanent foreign residents do not qualify for public assistance because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557063/anger-erupts-over-court-denial-welfare-foreign-permanent-residents-japan
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese woman clings to hope lost sister is alive in North Korea

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... at volleyball." Families like Miho's suffer special agonies, said Kazuhiro Araki, who heads a support group for families of the missing. "We tell the families there's a chance they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556513/japanese-woman-clings-hope-lost-sister-alive-north-korea
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan, Britain to launch joint research into fighter jet missile technology

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... daily said Mitsubishi Heavy Industries plans to export a high-performance sensor to the United States for its PAC-2 missile defence system. The sensor is a key component of an infrared device ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555561/japan-and-britain-launch-joint-research-fighter-jet-missile-technology
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan able to aid US ships under attack: minister

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... on July 1 would bolster Tokyo’s alliance with the United States, opening the way to new forms of military cooperation. “We believe this will dramatically deepen our ties with the United States ... shift has come against the backdrop of soaring regional tensions with China over disputed islands. But the United States has endorsed the change and at an earlier joint press conference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552685/japan-able-aid-us-ships-under-attack-minister
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s military shift challenged in court by ex-civil servant

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... nationwide," Chindo said. Following the change, Japanese troops would be able to come to the aid of allies, primarily the United States, if they come under attack from a common enemy, even if Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552281/japans-military-shift-challenged-court-ex-civil-servant
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan lawmaker heads to North Korea after Pyongyang leadership purge

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... to North Korea yesterday for talks with officials after a leadership purge in the communist state. "I will just check the faces of people standing on the stage after some change in the [North ... considered his adviser. Jang was purged and executed last month after being branded a counter-revolutionary. Inoki, an opposition member of the upper house, is head of a non-profit organisation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1404199/japan-lawmaker-heads-north-korea-after-pyongyang-leadership-purge
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe likens military revision to Meiji Restoration

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by AFP

    ... of feudalism under samurai warriors in which foreign travel was banned and the ports were closed to outsiders. It saw the emperor return to pre-eminence at the pinnacle of the state and heralded ... "However, the prime minister has said on various occasions, including at the press conference yesterday, that we protect people's lives and peace whatever happens." China's state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545083/japanese-pm-shinzo-abe-likens-military-revision-meiji-restoration

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