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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... shrine offering China and South Korea reacted sharply after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an "offering" to a controversial war shrine and lawmakers from his party, including ... history," she said. Abe visited the shrine in December, chilling ties with China and South Korea. By sending an offering, Abe appeared to be trying not to worsen tensions while upholding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574131/japanese-ministers-visit-yasukuni-war-dead-shrine-anniversary-second-world
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's prime minister repeats call for talks with China during November APEC meeting

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 03:49pm by Associated Press in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    ... in Beijing, he said in Brazil on Saturday Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday reiterated his desire to meet with China’s President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit talks in Beijing in November. “I hope to have a Japan-China summit meeting during the APEC forum in November,” Abe said at a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil when asked about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565555/japanese-prime-minister-repeats-call-talks-china-during-november-apec
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan 'strongly protests' Russian military exercises on disputed Pacific islands

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 06:39pm by Reuters

    ... going into a deep chill. In his first year in office, Abe met Putin five times, while failing to secure a summit with the leaders of neighbouring China or South Korea. Closer ties are driven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572923/japan-strongly-protests-against-russian-exercises-disputed-isles
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... but also China, Taiwan, Indonesia and other Asian countries, were forced to work in Japanese military brothels as "comfort women". The victims have failed to obtain redress ... of limitations. Japan issued a landmark apology in 1993- known as the Kono Statement- and mainstream public opinion holds that the wartime government was culpable. But lawmakers on the political right, ...

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

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approval rating falls to less than 50pc

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:07pm by BLOOM

    ... for the opposition Democratic Party of Japan was at 6 per cent in the Nikkei poll. "His frog marching the nation rightwards seems to carry few risks as the political opposition is fragmented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562101/japanese-prime-minister-shinzo-abes-approval-rating-falls-less-50pc
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Controversy engulfs Japan's NHK over failure to cover pacifist fire protest

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:19am by Julian Ryall

    ... on the internet and has been picked up by foreign media, but NHK carried nothing on the incident on any of its television or radio programming. Asked to comment on its decision by The South China Morning ... The corporation declined to comment on why the incident was not considered newsworthy or whether any political pressure was brought to bear against airing the dramatic footage. NHK was at the centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549425/controversy-engulfs-japans-nhk-over-failure-cover-pacifist-protester-who
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    15 members of Japanese municipal assembly embroiled in votes scandal

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the town's administration has ground to a halt until new elections can be held. The growing scandal carries on what some see as a long tradition of corruption in Japanese politics but, in a stroke ... something of a reputation of a hotbed of political corruption. But Robert Dujarric, director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at the Japan campus of Temple University, said that Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556514/15-members-japanese-municipal-assembly-embroiled-votes-scandal
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... from Japanese Women for Justice and Peace and the Alliance for Truth About Comfort Women, plan to observe proceedings of the Committee of Civil and Political Rights over three days from Monday. ... by groups and the government in South Korea but also by China. She suggested that if South Korea believed Japan had a case to answer it should take it to the International Court of Justice. China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550620/comfort-women-were-just-wartime-prostitutes-says-japanese-delegation
  9. 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 ... of protecting Japanese people. Beijing was quick to respond, saying Tokyo should refrain from undermining regional peace and stability as well as China's sovereignty and security interests. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1544126/japans-ruling-parties-agree-drop-ban-collective-self-defence
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Political party of Shintaro Ishihara splits in Japan

    Posted May 29th 2014, 01:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Former Tokyo governor's political party splits up A minor Japanese opposition party, led by former nationalist Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara, split ... Ishihara's drive to scrap the US-inspired post-second world war constitution. "I cannot side with a political party which does not accept the establishment of an independent constitution," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1520786/political-party-shintaro-ishihara-splits-japan

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