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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    More Japanese women freeze eggs and put their careers first

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by KYODO

    ... their eggs frozen. It costs about 700,000 yen (HK$5,080) to preserve 10 frozen eggs a year, including the cost of collecting the eggs from an affiliated hospital. An additional fee of around 10,000 ... a family as she thought "getting pregnant would be a handicap" for her at the male-dominated company she works for. But since her husband wants their baby, she thought about preserving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565166/more-japanese-women-freeze-eggs-and-put-their-careers-first
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Hello Kitty confirmed as human, despite whiskers and pointy ears

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo If it walks like a cat andtalks like a cat, it's human Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cuteness insisted yesterday, despite an uproar from internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!" The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas the world over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581561/hello-kitty-confirmed-human-despite-whiskers-and-pointy-ears
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese court rules against Fukushima operator Tepco in landmark suicide case

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... the utility. The civil suit by Mikio Watanabe claimed that Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) was to blame for the July 2011 death of his wife, Hamako, 58, who doused herself in kerosene and set herself on fire after falling into depression. We will study the verdict. We pray that Hamako Watanabe has found peace TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY The district court in Fukushima ruled in favour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580940/japanese-court-rules-against-tepco-landmark-suicide-case
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    In new tack, Japanese police target teens selling sex, not their customers

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to pay for the company of a teenage girl, as well as the appetite of minors for brand-name goods and accessories and, consequently, the funds to buy them, Japanese authorities passed strict new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1579532/new-tack-japanese-police-target-teens-selling-sex-not-their-customers
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese firms encourage workers to sleep on the job

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:48pm by GDN

    ... lunch, and then, the leaden eyelids and urge to snatch 40 winks. In Japan, where workers sleep less than in other countries, companies are encouraging employees to sleep on the job, convinced ... told the Yo miuri Shimbun newspaper. "I think my work performance has improved since I started taking naps." Hugo Inc, an internet consulting company in Osaka, has a flexible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576221/japanese-firms-encourage-workers-sleep-job
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tepco plans to dump toxic Fukushima groundwater in ocean after treatment

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 02:12pm by AFP

    ... know we have to get an agreement from the relevant government authorities, the prefecture and local fishing unions," a company spokesman said. The firm says it would significantly cut down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1568251/tepco-plans-dump-toxic-fukushima-groundwater-ocean-after-treatment
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Ex-Tepco executives deserve indictment over Fukushima nuclear crisis, says Tokyo panel

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:30pm by AFP

    ... and residents who lived near the crippled plant had called on authorities to indict about three dozen company officials over their failure to take proper measures to protect the site against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563359/ex-tepco-executives-deserve-indictment-over-fukushima-nuclear-crisis-says
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri heads east after hitting Japan’s Kyushu region

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:45am by Associated Press in Kyodo

    ... which is affiliated with JAL, cancelled 86 flights linking remote islands with the country’s main islands. Railway services of bullet trains were also affected, including those operated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551746/typhoon-neoguri-heads-east-after-hitting-japans-kyushu-region
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Casino tycoon Kazuo Okada files defamation complaint against Wynn Resorts

    Posted May 01st 2014, 09:57pm by Reuters

    ... investigating Okada and his companies for possible bribery in the Philippines. That criminal investigation centres on US$40 million in payments made by Universal affiliates to a politically connected ... after Wynn published its investigation into Okada in February 2012, alleging his company improperly offered gifts and entertainment to gaming officials in South Korea and the Philippines. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1501959/casino-tycoon-kazuo-okada-files-defamation-complaint-against-wynn-resorts
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Slasher attacks Japan female pop group AKB48 with saw at fan event

    Posted May 26th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... their manager said. “They should be able to leave hospital tomorrow.” A Tokyo concert by the group scheduled for Monday night has been cancelled, as have other meet-and-greets, their management company ... a 237-member pool, who then rotate in and out of four main troupes and several affiliated groups, based on their popularity. The fans obtain a ballot by buying the group’s latest CD. Some hard-core ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519620/slasher-attacks-japan-female-pop-group-akb48-fan-event

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