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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Celebrations in Japan as Emperor Akihito marks 80th birthday

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 03:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Thousands attend Emperor Akihito's birthday address at Imperial Palace Thousands of people thronged Japan’s Imperial Palace on Monday to celebrate Emperor Akihito’s 80th birthday, as he lauded his wife for standing by him in his “lonely” pursuit of leading the world’s oldest monarchy. Empress Michiko, a wealthy flour magnate’s daughter, ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Thousands protest in Japan ahead of Fukushima anniversary

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:49pm by Associated Press

    ... years, as the usually docile and conformist Japanese begin to question the government’s assurances that nuclear power is safe. The movement has also drawn celebrities like Ryuichi Sakamoto, who ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Cuddly bear Kumamon becomes a marketing superstar in Japan

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... Kumamoto with the commercial hub of Osaka was being launched in recent years. Koyama then asked celebrated art director Manabu Mizuno to create a campaign logo, and threw in the cuddly Kumamon ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese Empress Michiko celebrates her 78th birthday

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Empress celebrates her 78th birthday Japanese Empress Michiko celebrated her 78th birthday yesterday, expressing relief over Emperor Akihito's recovery from heart surgery and hoping to live with him "in peace" despite her own health concerns. Akihito underwent coronary bypass surgery in February, three months after he was treated ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Asian nations address sea disputes at Japan-Asean summit

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 04:48pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... as celebrating 40 years of diplomatic ties. The final statement from the summit, due to be released on Saturday, is likely to state its support for freedom of the air and the seas – but stop short ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo governor Naoki Inose's spectacular fall from grace

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:26am by Julian Ryall

    ... his comments had been taken out of context, Inose later apologised and agreed his remarks had been "inappropriate". But within weeks he was celebrating in Buenos Aires, alongside ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Hundreds flee homes in typhoon-hit Japan island

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 04:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... structures on Oshima last week. Empress Michiko cancelled events scheduled on Sunday at the imperial palace in Tokyo to celebrate her 79th birthday in the wake of the disaster. An even stronger ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Sale of North Korean 'embassy' in Tokyo delayed over money-laundering claim

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 11:34pm by Julian Ryall

    ... On October 18, the two nations celebrated the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with a reception at the Mongolian embassy that was attended by the Mongolian minister ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Oldest person in world turns 116 in Japan

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Oldest man celebrates his 116th birthday The world's oldest person turned 116 yesterday- as health chiefs in Japan launched a study to find out why he and many of those around him have lived so long. Jiroemon Kimura, who was born in 1897, was expected to celebrate his astonishing milestone with friends and family. He was also to be visited ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    'Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence' director Nagisa Oshima dies at 80

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo 'Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence' in 1983 was among the filmmaker's most famous movies Celebrated director Oshima dies at 80 The Japanese director of acclaimed second world war prison camp drama Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, Nagisa Oshima, died yesterday, his son said. He was 80. Oshima, who had a critical hit with the controversial erotic work ...




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