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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘I’m putting my life on the line’: Video of Japanese politician crying goes viral

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm

    ... are considered unsightly in a conservative culture that favours quiet, reserved personal styles. Nonomura’s behaviour has been widely seen as extreme, perhaps even a sign of illness. Japanese politicians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545554/im-putting-my-life-line-video-japanese-politician-crying-goes-viral
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese pop group AKB48 cancels fan events after saw-wielding man injures two idols and employee

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... it was cancelling a concert at its main theatre in Tokyo's Akihabara electronic and sub-culture district, as well as several other events around Japan. Affiliates in central Japan and Osaka also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519734/japanese-pop-group-akb48-cancels-fan-events-after-saw-wielding-man-injures
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s public holiday tally climbs to 16 with Mountain Day

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... animistic beliefs have shaped the culture- needed to celebrate its hills. Japan already marks Marine Day, which is sometimes translated as Ocean Day, on the third Monday of July. The legislation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519138/japans-public-holiday-tally-climbs-16-mountain-day
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Cuddly mascots face the chop in Japanese cuteness cull

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... cultural landscape. But the huge number of yuru-kyara condemns most to obscurity. Now Osaka prefecture has decided it is time for a cull, and is looking to trim its stable of 45 yuru-kyara ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1507785/cuddly-mascots-face-chop-japanese-cuteness-cull
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    First whaling fleet leaves Japan since UN hunting ban in Antarctic

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:48am by AFP

    ... off a new battle with critics who had hoped the ruling would bring an end to a slaughter that the Japanese government has embraced as part of the island nation's cultural heritage. Some Japanese politicians have rejected criticism from abroad as little more than cultural imperialism by the West, while locals in Ayukawa expressed fears the court's decision could ruin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1497890/first-whaling-fleet-leaves-japan-un-hunting-ban-antarctic
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘I am extremely sorry’: Justin Bieber apologises after visit to Japan’s Yasukuni war shrine

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:43pm by AFP

    ... fan wrote in the comments. “Say sorry to [the] Chinese,” another wrote. The visit was not Bieber’s first cultural faux pas. After visiting the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam last April, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495112/justin-bieber-sparks-fresh-controversy-yasukuni-shrine-holiday-snaps
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese military displays a softer side as Shinzo Abe seeks to boost its role

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... contests, a much-touted soprano vocalist and dating events. The armed forces are also visible in youth culture, with young teens tuning into Girl und Panzer, a cartoon about schoolgirls who do ... and other cultural activities were contributing to softening the image of troops. "As more and more people get to know these kind of activities, I think the image of SDF will change," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1482444/japanese-military-displays-softer-side-shinzo-abe-seeks-boost-its-role
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan agrees to call off Antarctic whale hunt after UN court judgement

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... sentiment among the Japanese public, who came to see the issue as an attack on differing cultural values. Japan had argued that its JARPA II research programme was aimed at studying the viability ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463889/japan-agrees-call-antarctic-whale-hunt-after-un-court-judgment
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Cuddly bear Kumamon becomes a marketing superstar in Japan

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... name Baccarat. "Kumamon's true role is to be a medium for boosting Kumamoto's brand image," said Shogo Toyota from Osaka's Research Institute for Culture, Energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1433821/cuddly-bear-kumamon-becomes-marketing-superstar-japan
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's annual dolphin hunt goes on despite international criticism

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... and accuse campaigners of cultural insensitivity. They insist they no longer use the methods depicted in The Cove, but employ a more "humane" technique in which the dolphins' spinal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1411230/japans-annual-dolphin-hunt-goes-despite-international-criticism

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