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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Volcano erupts in central Japan, injuries reported and 250 left stranded

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 02:52pm by AP

    ... said it became impossible to breathe and said rocks were falling "like hailstones". In Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the military to send troops to rescue hikers. "We ...

  2. 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

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo US and Japan meet to discuss ways to relieve the burden of accommodating American military forces in Okinawa prefecture Japan’s Defence Minister Akinori Eto and US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy agreed on Thursday to work together toward a reduction in the burden on Okinawa Prefecture of hosting the bulk of American military bases and other facilities ...

  3. 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 an increasingly assertive China, analysts say. Watch: Japan expands scope of military despite public anger The resolution passed by the Japanese cabinet permits the use of a minimum amount of force ... an international relations expert at the Communist Party's Central Party School, said China was likely to step up its propaganda against Japan about wartime history in response. "Historical ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan PM moves closer to winning support for looser limits on military

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:56pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Shinzo Abe's drive to change Japan's constitutional rules that prevent its military from engaging in combat progress with agreement from coalition partner Prime Minister Shinzo Abe moved closer to easing constitutional curbs that have kept Japan’s military from fighting abroad since the second world war after the ruling party’s coalition partner agreed ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Nations’ Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf to add two areas, covering 177,000 sq km, to its EEZ. A further two areas, covering 131,000 sq km, will be added to the EEZ after discussions with the United States, with Washington unlikely to object. Even though the UN commission turned down Japan’s request to incorporate a further two areas and postponed a ruling on a third ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe warns rally of dangers of bolstering Japan's military

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Writer Oe says military changes spell one of biggest dangers in century Laureate fires shot across Abe's bows Japan's spirit is approaching its most dangerous stage in the past 100 years, Nobel literature laureate Kenzaburo Oe warned during a rally against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to bolster the nation's military. Some 3,000 ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe’s Yasukuni Shrine offering angers China and South Korea

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:43am by AFP, Reuters

    ... whose portfolios include the National Public Safety Commission. "I am a member of parliament but I am also a Japanese citizen, so while praying for world peace I offered my respects." ... Abe's government for backing away from its post-war pacifism, by easing weapons export restrictions and ending a ban on its military fighting abroad. Yesterday Abe visited a non-controversial ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Comfort women were just 'wartime prostitutes', says Japanese delegation

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:01pm by Julian Ryall

    ... that the UN Commission on Human Rights admits that comfort women were nothing more than prostitutes, and to insist that the organisation stops using the term "sex slaves". The delegation, ... up to counter what it sees as racist and discriminatory depictions of the comfort women as being forced to serve as sex slaves by the Japanese military in the second world war, primarily ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN heritage body refuses request to preserve letters of kamikaze pilots

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Julian Ryall

    ...   DEAL LIKELY ON EASING MILITARY CURBS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe moved closer to easing constitutional curbs that have kept Japan's military from fighting abroad since the second ... the limits of the post-war, pacifist constitution. The New Komeito, the junior party in Abe's ruling bloc, is wary of a dropping a ban on sending Japan's military to aid a friendly nation ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Ospreys fly to US base on Okinawa despite protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:45pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Japan’s central government gave the green light for operations to begin after a visit last month by US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, who said Washington is confident in the safety ...




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