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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Markets cheer Japan conservatives’ return to power

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 11:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Investors on Monday cheered after Japan’s conservatives swept back to power in national elections, with promises of a fix for the economy and tougher diplomacy in a territorial spat with China. Prime minister-in-waiting Shinzo Abe, the hawkish head of the Liberal Democratic Party, wasted no time in asserting sovereignty over disputed islands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1107035/markets-cheer-japan-conservatives-return-power
  2. Sorry history of a too conservative diplomacy

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... of history's most amazing economies, but until recently, its diplomatic bottom line has been far too conservative and risk-adverse. Under Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Mr Machimura, that appears ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494840/sorry-history-too-conservative-diplomacy
  3. News - Asia - WHALING

    Sea Shepherd takes its battle to top US court

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The Sea Shepherd conservation group has asked the US Supreme Court to lift an order forcing it to steer clear of Japan's whalers, who are seeking legal reprisals over harassment at sea. Since ... from the whaling vessels. Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jnr, the son and namesake of the slain political icon, urged the United States to show support for the Sea Shepherd Conservation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1148914/sea-shepherd-takes-its-battle-top-us-court
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese politician who handed Emperor Akihito letter receives death threat

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 01:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the majority of politicians in the Diet and the Japanese public. There were calls for him to resign – in large part for what conservatives claimed was an effort to drag the monarch into politics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355775/japanese-politician-who-handed-emperor-akihito-letter-receives-death
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's Aso rejects calls to quit over Nazi comments

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... remarks, insisting it did not reflect the view of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s conservative administration. “I want to make it clear that the Abe cabinet will never view the Nazi government positively,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo’s top spokesman, told a press briefing. Aso faced criticism over a speech to a conservative think tank on Monday in which he said Tokyo could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1293564/japans-deputy-prime-minister-retracts-nazi-remarks
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's election date set with Abe tipped to win

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... of deflation. Voters in Tokyo on Sunday endorsed his policy blitz, dubbed “Abenomics”, when they handed his conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) a landslide victory in elections for the city’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1270950/japans-election-date-set-abe-tipped-win
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan holds first 'sovereignty day'

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 02:41pm by AFP

    ... by US forces after its surrender. Japanese conservatives have long criticised teachers as atoning for the country's imperialist past too much and failing to nurture patriotism in students. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1225249/japans-abe-says-restoration-sovereignty-day-signals-hope
  8. Whaling loophole needs to be closed

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... advantage of disagreement over the status of the minke whale. The World Wildlife Fund says that it is an endangered species but the International Union for Conservation of Nature says the minke ... food chain, under conservation rules that are difficult to enforce, is a risk to ecological equilibrium. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006915/whaling-loophole-needs-be-closed
  9. News - Asia

    Bluefin tuna sells for record US$1.76M in Tokyo

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:30pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... hearing is that there’s no good news for the Pacific Bluefin,” said Amanda Nickson, the director of the Washington-based Pew Environmental Group’s global tuna conservation campaign. “We’re seeing ... improvement in recent years, experts say the outlook for the species is still fragile. In November, the 48 member nations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1120491/bluefin-tuna-sells-record-us176m-tokyo
  10. News - China - UNITED STATES

    China unlikely to have cold war-style confrontation with US, says report

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 10:25am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Minister Shinzo Abe, a conservative who returned to power in December, has moved to step up defence spending by the world’s third largest economy and supports revisions to the post-second world war ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1229004/china-unlikely-have-cold-war-style-confrontation-us-says-report

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