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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Mixed reaction among Asian people to Shinzo Abe's more muscular Japan

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by AP

    ... Kyodo in Washington Poll shows mixed Asianreaction to Abe policies Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's foreign policy is distrusted by people in China and South Korea but viewed ... a similar trend, with 70 per cent having no confidence in Abe and 15 per cent favouring him, the poll showed. China and Japan both lay claim to islands in the East China Sea, which Chinese call ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554924/mixed-reaction-among-asian-people-shinzo-abes-more-muscular-japan
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Crying Japanese politician who became internet sensation to quit over expenditure scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:17pm by Associated Press in Kobe

    ... and Fukuoka from the city of Nishinomiya in the last fiscal year, according to his political funds report. He also purchased stamps worth some 1.75 million yen in the business year that ended ... for “vigorous political activities” and denied any wrongdoing, but he failed to provide a full accounting of how the funds were specifically used. Watch: Viral video of Japanese politician crying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551866/crying-japanese-politician-who-became-internet-sensation-quit-over
  6. 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
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo seeks US military guarantee to protect unspecified ‘remote islands’

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:34pm by Julian Ryall

    ... by name, there is little doubt that Tokyo is seeking additional support for its claims to the Senkaku Islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyu Islands. "The US has already ... in the Asia-Pacific region. "Washington appears to see China's activities in these waters as a growing threat to its own security and is very keen for its allies to play a bigger role in policing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554274/diaoyus-their-minds-tokyo-seeks-us-military-guarantee-protect-remote
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan able to aid US ships under attack: minister

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Onodera said. Japan’s decision to reinterpret its pacificist constitution has provoked anger at home as well as among its neighbors, with China expressing outrage and alarm. The ground-breaking shift has come against the backdrop of soaring regional tensions with China over disputed islands. But the United States has endorsed the change and at an earlier joint press conference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552685/japan-able-aid-us-ships-under-attack-minister
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s military shift challenged in court by ex-civil servant

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... China. The legal action filed with the Tokyo District Court seeks to block a decision by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet last week to reinterpret rules which have long banned the use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552281/japans-military-shift-challenged-court-ex-civil-servant
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Ageing politicians look to lead the young with Next Generation Party

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:01pm by AFP

    ... yesterday their new Japanese political grouping will be called Next Generation Party. The 81-year-old, a fixture on the fringes of government for decades, has been in search of a new name for his ... the present row over their ownership with China, which claims them under the name Diaoyus. Japanese public life is largely dominated by older men, whose conservative views on gender and equality were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541239/ageing-politicians-look-lead-young-next-generation-party

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