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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:17am

    ... the homes and through the wrecked buildings, hampering rescuers’ efforts as they searched for anyone still trapped. Emergency workers were seen climbing up to the second floor and roofs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577586/least-18-dead-japan-landslide
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tepco plans to dump toxic Fukushima groundwater in ocean after treatment

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 02:12pm by AFP

    ... on the amount of tainted groundwater flowing under the plant, after announcing earlier this year that it was building an "ice wall"- freezing the ground around the plant- to staunch the flow. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1568251/tepco-plans-dump-toxic-fukushima-groundwater-ocean-after-treatment
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scandal-hit research scientist commits suicide in research centre

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... in an embarrassing scandal has been found dead in an apparent suicide, police said yesterday. The body of Yoshiki Sasai, 52, was discovered hanging inside the stairwell of a building that houses the Riken ... morning inside one of Riken's research buildings and, after being sent to hospital, he was confirmed dead at 11.03am," a spokesman for the Hyogo Prefectural police said. "Police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567142/scandal-hit-research-scientist-commits-suicide-research-centre
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing as anti-nuclear sentiment runs high

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... and a renewed commitment to building a more peaceful world.” Anti-nuclear sentiment flared in Japan after an earthquake-sparked tsunami left some 19,000 dead or missing and knocked out cooling systems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567715/hiroshima-marks-anniversary-atomic-bombing-anti-nuclear-sentiment-runs
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese issued with anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Wary Japanese get anti-radiation pills Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, reflecting concerns about atomic power after the Fukushima crisis. The move to distribute the pills- which help to reduce radiation build-up in the body- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561381/japanese-issued-anti-radiation-pills-ahead-nuclear-restart
  6. 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 blanketed in ash and lanterns were needed to light buildings in the daytime. Ever since, the 3,776 metre peak has been slumbering. A study by the National Research Institute for Earth Science ...

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

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

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

    ... added. Building up military power would not work in safeguarding Japan, and would only lead to an arms race, Chindo said. There was no immediate government reaction on the suit, but Chief Cabinet ...

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

    Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... as well as tainted groundwater leaking into the sea. The plant’s operator is currently building an “ice wall” – freezing the ground around the plant – to solve the groundwater problem, more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551017/flooding-havoc-typhoon-neoguri-batters-japanese-mainland
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa on alert as ‘once in decades storm’ Super Typhoon Neoguri takes aim

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters

    ... intense" storm by Tuesday. A spokesman said: “Please be vigilant, stay inside buildings and avoid working outside and  making unnecessary trips,” a meteorological agency official said at a press  ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1548685/super-typhoon-neoguri-once-decades-storm-barrels-towards-japan
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan approves end to ban on military fighting overseas in victory for Shinzo Abe

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:54am by KRISTINE KWOK, Teddy Ng and Agencies

    ... to openly denounce this." Most other governments in Asia would quietly welcome a more "normal" Japan, which could use its advanced military to help build their capabilities or offer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1544126/japans-ruling-parties-agree-drop-ban-collective-self-defence

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