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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... reaching, with experts saying the low birth rate could halt economic growth, cause salaries to fall and put a drain on the economy as nations struggle to care for elderly populations. Additional ... slipping below the 1 million mark for the first time on record, government data showed on Tuesday. Although the number of births tends to be higher in the latter half of the year, the figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    With new cabinet post, Yuko Obuchi's political star keeps rising in Japan

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by Julian Ryall

    ... of the mark. Obuchi has given birth to two sons since being in office and was appropriately appointed in 2008 by then-prime minister Taro Aso as minister in charge of tackling Japan's declining birth rate. As well as her duties as a politician and minister, Obuchi has completed a master's degree in public policy and was most recently serving as deputy finance minister. Her rise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586658/new-cabinet-post-yuko-obuchis-political-star-keeps-rising-japan
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... as her husband wrestles with just that decision. "Considering the falling birth rate and ageing society, it probably can't be helped," she said of an eventual rise in the sales ...

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

    Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda calls for stable yen

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... of shifting production overseas, suggesting that he still broadly sees yen weakness as a welcome trend. "I agree that from a business perspective, exchange-rate stability is extremely important," Kuroda said yesterday in a meeting with business executives in Osaka, western Japan. Kuroda said it was difficult to control yen levels with Japanese policy alone because currency rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1594215/bank-japan-governor-haruhiko-kuroda-calls-stable-yen
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's sushi bars chop and change the menu as competition bites

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by KYODO

    ... "As a result, it has helped boost the turnover rate and shorten waiting times at the restaurant." The official said that the company would replace conveyer belts at sushi restaurants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592592/japans-sushi-bars-chop-and-change-menu-competition-bites
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approval rating falls to less than 50pc

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:07pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Abe's approval rating falls to less than 50pc Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's approval rating fell to less than 50 per cent in at least the sixth survey ... in December 2012, in a poll published on Monday in the Nikkei newspaper. The cabinet's disapproval rating rose two points to 38 per cent, the newspaper said. No margin of error was given. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562101/japanese-prime-minister-shinzo-abes-approval-rating-falls-less-50pc
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... however, and his support rate fell below 50 per cent for the first time last month. With that debate behind him- the legislation is expected to pass fairly smoothly early next year- the focus ...

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

    More Japanese women freeze eggs and put their careers first

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by KYODO

    ... into account that ageing also affects their physical strength, even if the frozen eggs remain healthy. "Considering the physical strength needed to give birth and raise a child, it is better to become pregnant by natural means before around 34," Kyono said. Experts also warn that cryogenic preservation can lead women to procrastinate over giving birth and point out that the risks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565166/more-japanese-women-freeze-eggs-and-put-their-careers-first
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe likens military revision to Meiji Restoration

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

    ... understood as the birth of the modern nation. The comments emerged on Tuesday after Shinzo Abe proclaimed Japan's powerful military had the right to go into battle in defence of allies, ...

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

    Japan to lift some North Korea sanctions amid report of surviving abductees

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 10:20am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... slipped 4.3 points to 47.8 per cent in a Kyodo news agency survey released on Wednesday, while his disapproval rating stood at 40.6 per cent – the highest since he returned to office in December ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545349/japan-lift-some-n-korea-sanctions-amid-report-surviving-abductees

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