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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    In new tack, Japanese police target teens selling sex, not their customers

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... arrested the operator of a prostitution business that employed 17 teenage girls, nine of whom were aged 16 or younger, who used matchmaking sites to solicit customers, the Nikkan Gendai newspaper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1579532/new-tack-japanese-police-target-teens-selling-sex-not-their-customers
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese firms encourage workers to sleep on the job

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:48pm by GDN

    ... however, have to remain upright to avoid appearing slovenly. The sanctioned siesta has spawned an industry. Workers in the Umeda business district of Osaka can visit a nearby public napping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576221/japanese-firms-encourage-workers-sleep-job
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe says he will see to restart of nuclear power station in southwestern Japan

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japan's prime minister says tells business executives he will ensure nuclear power station is restarted "by some means or other,” despite widespread unease following the Fukushima meltdown Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told business leaders in southwestern Japan that his government will see to it that a nuclear plant in the region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556601/abe-says-he-will-see-nuclear-power-station-restart-southwestern-japan
  4. 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

    ... missiles for Eurofighter planes, is being led by Franco-British missile maker Matra BAe Dynamics (MBD) along with other European firms. An earlier report this month by the leading Nikkei business ...

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

    Crying Japanese politician who became internet sensation to quit over expenditure scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:17pm by Associated Press in Kobe

    ... Ryutaro Nonomura, 47, spent about 3 million yen (HK$230,000) without acquiring any receipts during a total of 195 one-day business trips to such destinations as a hot spring resort in Hyogo, Tokyo and Fukuoka from the city of Nishinomiya in the last fiscal year, according to his political funds report. He also purchased stamps worth some 1.75 million yen in the business year that ended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551866/crying-japanese-politician-who-became-internet-sensation-quit-over
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan denies report North Korea handed over list of abductees

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:59pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... in the past. “It’s clearly a false report,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference, responding to the front-page article in the Nikkei business daily. “It’s clearly a false ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550990/japan-denies-report-n-korea-handed-over-list-abductees
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese cabinet set to relax defence rules despite strong opposition

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

    ... That a man set himself on fire on a busy Tokyo street demonstrates the depth of feeling against plans to relax Japan's rules of military engagement, according to opponents of the change. ... this." According to a recent poll by the Nikkei business daily, half of the electorate is opposed to easing the ban on Japanese troops taking part in combat operations overseas, compared to just ...

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

    Pacifist sets himself on fire in Tokyo protest against Japan defence policy changes

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Witnesses say man denounced plan to change self-defence policy before bursting into flames Pacifist protester sets himself on fire in Tokyo A man in Japan set himself on fire at a busy intersection in Tokyo yesterday in an apparent protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to ease limits of the country's pacifist constitution. Japan is poised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543273/man-sets-himself-fire-protest-against-japan-defence-policy-changes
  9. 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

    ... that some of them were alive. The Nikkei business daily newspaper said on Thursday that North Korea had handed Japan names of at least 10 of its nationals said to be living there, including some ...

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

    Japanese farmers seek aid for cattle in Fukushima radiation zone

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:12pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... the farmers from leading the bull onto the pavement in front of the ministry. “It’s dangerous. Absolutely not!” Yoshizawa and Matsumura are among thousands of farmers who lost their businesses when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536893/japanese-farmers-seek-aid-cattle-fukushima-radiation-zone

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