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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan able to aid US ships under attack: minister

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

    ... relationship. The Japanese minister sought to counter criticism of the shift in policy, arguing it would enable Tokyo to better protect its population and deter potential adversaries. Onodera also said ...

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

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Typhoon threatens Japan's major cities A strong typhoon swerved towards Japan's heavily populated central islands yesterday after it slammed through Okinawa, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power and injuring at least 30 people. Typhoon Neoguri left toppled trees, flooded cars and bent railings on the island chain, which experienced its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... is not the object of the attack. Abe's move has caused anger at home, where the pacifism on which the constitution is built is an article of faith for many. At least half the population opposes a more ...

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

    Tusked marauder: Wild boar lets Japanese TV cameraman have it

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 10:34pm by WIRE

    ... had been sent to cover the boar’s assault through the streets of Kobe, which has a problem with burgeoning populations of pigs and deer coming into the city from the countryside. The boar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541240/tusked-marauder-wild-boar-lets-japanese-tv-cameraman-have-it
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese cabinet set to relax defence rules despite strong opposition

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Cabinet will rubber stamp dramatic changes to pacifist constitution today despite fiery protest and opposition from half the population Abe unmoved by charter critics ... Treaty," he said. "Then, memories of the war were still very immediate in people's minds because such a large part of the Japanese population had lived through the war ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543828/japanese-cabinet-set-relax-defence-rules-despite-strong-opposition
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe likens military revision to Meiji Restoration

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

    ... armed forces, faced massive opposition from a population deeply wedded to the principle of pacifism that underpins its modern identity. Collective selfdefence is as significant as the Meiji ...

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

    Tokyo lawmaker Akihiro Suzuki apologises for sexist taunts

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:27pm by AFP

    ... the taunt. "I made the comment out of my feeling that I would like her to get married soon, as we see the issue of a shrinking population and an increasing number of women not marrying until ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539081/tokyo-lawmaker-akihiro-suzuki-apologises-sexist-taunts
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Number of children in Japan falls to lowest level since 1950

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:08pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo The number of children in Japan has fallen to a new low, while the amount of people over 65 has reached a record high as the population ages and shrinks, ... It was the 33rd straight annual decline and the lowest level since records began in 1950, according to the ministry. Children accounted for 12.8 per cent of the population, the ministry said. In contrast, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1504248/number-children-japan-falls-lowest-level-1950
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    First whaling fleet leaves Japan since UN hunting ban in Antarctic

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:48am by AFP

    ... that it intended to prove the whale population was large enough to sustain commercial hunting. The whaling programme in places like Ayukawa is considered part of "research" whaling, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1497890/first-whaling-fleet-leaves-japan-un-hunting-ban-antarctic
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China vigilant as Japan relaxes arms export regime to fortify defence

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:51am by AFP

    ... That pacifism was embraced by the population at large and two decades later a weapons export ban was introduced. Supporters hope the relaxation in the policy will boost home-grown arms manufacturers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1462269/japan-relaxes-arms-export-regime-fortify-defence-move-likely-anger-china

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