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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    With new cabinet post, Yuko Obuchi's political star keeps rising in Japan

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by Julian Ryall

    ... political star keeps on rising When Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe unveiled his new 18-strong cabinet in Tokyo last week, there were few surprises. Perhaps the least surprising appointment ... to the cabinet in 2008, Obuchi is still just 40 years old, making her a stripling in Japan's political world. Even more significantly, she is a woman in the old boys' club that still rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586658/new-cabinet-post-yuko-obuchis-political-star-keeps-rising-japan
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's first female economy minister accused of spending political funds on make-up, gifts

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... rising star and possible future prime minister of Japan- was under fire yesterday over reports she had spent political donations on make-up. The controversy is a blow to the most prominent ... the five years to 2012, her political funding body spent more than 10 million yen (HK$725,000) on things unconnected to politics, including cosmetics and accessories. It also spent 3.62 million yen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1617626/japans-first-female-economy-minister-accused-spending-political-funds-make
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe seeks to move on from cabinet scandals but foes scent blood

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by JULIA RYALL

    ... Shiozaki have already publicly faced questions over alleged influence peddling, improper donations or problems in reporting political funds. All three have denied wrongdoing. But the opposition, ... Miyazawa and Yoko Kamikawa are considered political conservatives, are members of Shinto organisations, have close links with business, are opponents of Tokyo ceding too much in the debate over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1621620/shinzo-abe-seeks-move-cabinet-scandals-foes-scent-blood
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China 'seriously concerned' after Japan PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:35am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... China’s foreign ministry expressed serious concern on Friday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine. "China is seriously concerned about ... for a meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping to improve frayed ties between the world’s second- and third-biggest economies. A group of other Japanese lawmakers paid their respects at the shrine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1618297/japan-pm-shinzo-abe-risks-chinas-ire-sending-offering-yasukuni-shrine
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Two women quit Shinzo Abe's cabinet, dealing blow to reform drive

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Two female ministers resign over claims they misused political funds So much for Abe lifting women's role Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback yesterday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his drive to boost the role of women in society. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1620891/two-women-quit-shinzo-abes-cabinet-dealing-blow-reform-drive
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet below 50pc

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:10am by AP

    ... tax and a political funds scandal involving a top minister. The Kyodo News poll showed the approval rating for the cabinet had fallen 6.8 percentage points from the previous poll in early September. The poll was conducted Saturday and yesterday amid growing questions over the financial reports of political groups associated with Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi and the alleged misuse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1620075/support-japanese-prime-minister-shinzo-abes-cabinet-below-50pc
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's new trade minister Yuko Obuchi 'to quit' over misuse of funds

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... support groups misused political funds, Japanese media said. Yuko Obuchi, the 40-year-old daughter of a former premier, had told people close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that she planned to resign and take responsibility for a furore she caused, the Nikkei newspaper said. "What I have to do right now is to conduct a thorough investigation into the political funding issue," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1619631/japans-new-trade-minister-yuko-obuchi-quit-over-misuse-funds
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe's picks for party posts point to possible thaw in ties with China

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:41pm by Reuters

    ... have good ties with China," said political analyst Atsuo Ito. Abe has signalled that he hopes to meet Xi at an Asia-Pacific leaders gathering in Beijing in November. "Japan and China ... Reuters in Tokyo Abe selects lawmakers with friendly ties to China for top party posts Picks point to possible thaw in ties Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe picked two veteran lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584716/abes-picks-party-posts-point-possible-thaw-ties-china
  9. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan exports grow at fastest pace in 7 months, but slowing growth looms

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:30pm by Reuters

    ... the world's third-biggest economy and keep pressure for fresh stimulus. In particular, cooling growth in China and an economic chill in Europe- two key markets for Japanese exporters- are adding ... than half of Japanese shipments, rose 8.1 per cent in September from a year ago due to growing demand for electronic parts and metals from China and Vietnam, the data showed. Sales to China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1622120/japan-exports-grow-fastest-pace-7-months-slowing-growth-looms
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Seiji Yoshida's lies about "comfort women" exploited by Japan's right

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by Julian Ryall

    ... two staff who were involved in reporting the veteran's stories in the 1990s. After his repatriation, Yoshida- whose real name was Yuto Yoshida- became involved in politics ... and that the Koreas and China should drop the issue. Whatever his motivations, Yoshida is unlikely to have foreseen the consequences of his little white lies more than three decades ago. "The man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1614619/seiji-yoshidas-lies-about-comfort-women-exploited-japans-right

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