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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Activists say Japan will try to bend rules of child abduction convention

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:53pm by Julian Ryall

    ... G8 nation not to have ratified the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which generally stipulates that a child should be returned to his or her country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463285/activists-say-japan-will-try-bend-rules-child-abduction-convention
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN court rules Japan’s Antarctic whaling ‘not scientific’, revokes permit

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:07pm by Reuters

    ... scrutiny from the international community, and the pincer movement on these countries is ever tightening,” said Claire Bass, wildlife campaigner at the World Society for the Protection of Animals. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461792/world-court-rules-japans-whaling-not-scientific-ends-revokes-permits
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese consultant confesses to bribes to win foreign aid contracts

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... the independent committee announces results of their investigation." Kakinuma, 65, told prosecutors that his firm paid kickbacks to civil servants in Vietnam, Indonesia and Uzbekistan to win work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1456450/japanese-consultant-confesses-bribes-win-foreign-aid-contracts
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo court awards 5 million yen to family of Ghanaian killed in custody

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:09am by AFP

    ... officials involved in the man's death. That led to Suraj's widow filing a civil lawsuit and demanding an explanation of how he died as he was being deported for staying in Japan illegally. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452657/tokyo-court-awards-5-million-yen-family-ghanaian-killed-custody
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese emperor's funeral plans inspire an ageing society

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:50am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Seniors urged to prepare for death as elderly population will reach one in three in 20 years Emperor's funeral plans inspire an ageing society Japan's Emperor Akihito surprised the nation last month when palace officials announced plans for his funeral. His wishes for a relatively modest one- and the act of planning ahead- were widely seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1388463/japanese-emperors-funeral-plans-inspire-ageing-society
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten world’s top online marketer of ivory, whale meat

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:48pm by Reuters

    ... In a report released on Tuesday, the Britain-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Humane Society International (HSI) called on Japan's biggest online retailer to stop selling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452656/japanese-e-commerce-rakuten-worlds-top-online-marketer-ivory-whale-meat
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US sees lax security at Japan’s nuclear sites as terror risk

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Julian Ryall

    ... counterparts that the homogenous, pacifistic nature of their society makes nuclear conspiracies unlikely- a conclusion that US officials and independent experts categorically reject," the CPI ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1447337/us-sees-lax-security-japans-nuclear-sites-terror-risk
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Recent child abuse cases in Japan 'just the tip of the iceberg', say experts

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Japanese Police in Tokyo have arrested a man who poured boiling water on the face of his infant daughter- the latest incident of violence against children shocking a society that has always been ... the problem is definitely becoming bigger," said Tsuneo Yamamoto, head of the Family Research Division of the Japanese Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. "And we fear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1436658/recent-child-abuse-cases-japan-just-tip-iceberg-say-experts
  9. Lifestyle - Books - JAPAN

    Book review: Bending Adversity, by David Pilling

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Julian Ryall

    ... a new generation of Japanese to put the race for wealth ahead of the traditional commitment to family and society. But there is hope. Opportunities have diversified, particularly for young people and women in society and the workplace. With a rapid growth in non-governmental organisations and charitable groups being set up, more people are questioning authority and the established ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1437135/book-review-bending-adversity-david-pilling
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Motherhood promoter in Japan arrested amid wife-beating claims

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... of hospitalising his wife by kicking and beating her, police said yesterday. Shinji Morimatsu, 49, the chairman of the Japan Mothers Society, was alleged to have hit his 51-year-old wife around the head and face and then kicked her in the chest and abdomen as she lay on the floor on May 26, said a senior official at the Matsuyama Higashi police station in western Japan. The Japan Mothers Society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1410613/motherhood-promoter-japan-arrested-amid-wife-beating-claims

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