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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan to start new ‘research whaling’ in Antarctic, despite IWC resolution

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:07pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... practices Japan plans to restart “research whaling” in the Antarctic next year despite a resolution by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) against the practice, a top government spokesman ... Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular press conference. “It’s extremely regrettable” that the IWC resolution was adopted, he said. Suga said Japan’s practices are “completely ...

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

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

    ... in Japan. During a meeting at the Defence Ministry, Eto told Kennedy that the Japanese government intends to move forward with the relocation of the US Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station within ... during Kennedy’s courtesy call on the new minister after a cabinet reshuffle earlier this month, was partially open to the press. The meeting followed Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga’s ...

  3. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda calls for stable yen

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... important," Kuroda said yesterday in a meeting with business executives in Osaka, western Japan. Kuroda said it was difficult to control yen levels with Japanese policy alone because currency rates can move on various factors, such as economic developments in the United States, Europe and Asia. "Still, there's solid coordination between the government and the Bank of Japan. ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Chinese tourism to Japan bounces back after diplomatic tensions

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:17pm by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo The number of Chinese arrivals in Japan in the first eight months of the year hit 1,542,400, up 84 per cent from the same period last year and already topping the annual all-time record, government data showed. The numbers suffered a big dip last year, amid diplomatic tensions. The previous annual all-time high of 1,425,100 was recorded in 2012. The estimated ...

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    Japan's sacred Mount Fuji risks turning into trash mountain

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:51pm by Julian Ryall

    ... that the situation was so bad that the national government was compiling a report into the situation and drawing up measures to clean up the rubbish. Under the terms of the Unesco heritage designation, the government provided a commitment to meet the strict regulations on preserving the mountain's flora, fauna, environment and scenery. Unesco will carry out a new inspection of the mountain and its ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Christine Lagarde backs Shinzo Abe’s plan for women to lift Japan economy

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo IMF chief agrees on boosting women in workforce to lift economy, but says Japan could do more Lagarde backs Abe's women plan IMF chief Christine Lagarde ... of Japan's biggest firms, including Toyota, Panasonic and All Nippon Airways, recently announced targets for boosting the number of executive women. But the task is a daunting one in a country where ...

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    Scandal-plagued Asahi Shimbun admits fabricating interview

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by KYODO

    ... chief of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, revealed yesterday yet another scandal, saying it fabricated an interview with the president of Nintendo. In a statement yesterday, ... newspapers, retracted on Thursday a controversial report on the testimony of Masao Yoshida, then chief of the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, after admitting that it contained erroneous ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Asahi daily accused of ‘media terrorism’ after retracting Fukushima report

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:02pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the left-leaning Asahi newspaper, which was forced to retract one of its "scoops" and sacked an executive editor. In a hastily convened press conference on Thursday, officials from the paper ... to readers and the people at Tokyo Electric Power," he said, adding that executive editor Nobuyuki Sugiura had been sacked. The Asahi has recently been the target of fierce public and media ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... earth minerals, oil and gas. The Japanese government is particularly excited about vast deposits of methane hydrates. A solid compound containing high levels of methane trapped in a crystal ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Record HK$413 billion defence budget sought by Japanese government

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 06:51pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Japanese government requests HK$413 billion in defence spending for shopping list that includes patrol planes and hi-tech submarine Abe asks for record military budget Japan's government has requested a record defence budget and is also seeking a big increase in spending on diplomacy to counter the growing influence of China. The defence ...




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