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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese defence minister and US ambassador agree to ease Okinawa’s burden

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:55pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... that hosts the US Marines’ Iwakuni Air Station – to meet with local leaders. During talks with Governor Tsugumasa Muraoka and Iwakuni Mayor Yoshihiko Fukuda, Suga said the central government intends to consider “necessary steps” for prefectures where defence facilities are located, a reference to the central government’s subsidy programme for municipalities affected by the broader realignment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595404/japanese-defence-minister-and-us-ambassador-agree-ease-okinawas-burden
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan extends its sea territory by 177,000 sq km in line with UN ruling

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:09pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf," Furubori said. "The committee's decision was based on scientific and geographical evidence, although they did reject other requests ... the right to file a new request for control over the area with the UN committee, it has no plans to do so immediately. A further two regions, the Ogasawara Plateau and the Minami-Iwo Island region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589572/japan-extends-its-sea-territory-177000-sq-km-line-un-ruling
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese PM pushes North Korea to resolve abductions issue

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 05:26pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... committee to reinvestigate. In return, Tokyo agreed to lift some unilateral sanctions on travel and money remittances and allow some other limited exchanges. Japan continues to impose broader ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591722/japanese-pm-pushes-north-korea-resolve-abductions-issue
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Campaign against Japan’s left-wing daily an effort to rewrite history

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:52pm by Julian Ryall

    ... and evacuated the plant when the scale of the crisis became clear. Masao Yoshida gave testimony to an investigative committee but asked that it not be released to the public. After his death in 2013, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583940/campaign-against-japans-left-wing-daily-effort-rewrite-history
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo closes Yoyogi Park amid dengue fever outbreak

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 02:42pm by AP and Kyodo

    ... in central Tokyo, according to the health ministry. The exception is a man in his 30s from Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry said. It said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585832/tokyo-closes-yoyogi-park-amid-dengue-fever-outbreak
  6. 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
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Explosion at Nippon Steel plant plagued by series of accidents

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Explosion at steel plant plagued by accidents At least 13 people were injured yesterday in an explosion at a steel plant in central Japan, an official said, the latest in a series of accidents at the site. Television pictures showed clouds of black smoke billowing from the Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal facility in Tokai, where 3,000 employees were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584575/explosion-nippon-steel-plant-plagued-series-accidents
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... with young Japanese and performance artists. The park, one of the largest open spaces in central Tokyo, is thought to be the source of the disease, which is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582860/japan-confirms-first-dengue-fever-outbreak-1945-may-have-affected-20
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan urged to stick to history after Shinzo Abe sent message about wartime criminals

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:32pm by AP

    ... China and South Korea yesterday urged Japan to stick to history and reflect on its wartime aggression after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honouring more than 1,000 second world war-era war criminals, praising their contributions. Abe sent the message in April to a ceremony at the Koyasan Buddhist temple in central Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581563/japan-urged-stick-history-after-shinzo-abe-sent-message-about-wartime
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Take full blame for scandal of wartime ‘comfort women’, UN urges Japan

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AFP

    ... responsibility," said Nigel Rodley, head of the UN Human Rights Committee. In a report issued after a hearing on Japan's human rights record on Thursday, the committee said it was time for a wide-ranging inquiry. "What's important for the committee is that it is indeed a true, independent, effective and impartial investigation," said Cees Flinterman, its deputy chairman. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559267/take-full-blame-scandal-wartime-comfort-women-un-urges-japan

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