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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese musician Aska’s loose lips anger Tokyo’s underworld

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:44pm by Julian Ryall

    ... with police investigating his alleged drug use, according to an expert on Japan's underworld. One half of the hugely popular duo Chage and Aska, the 56-year-old musician and song writer- whose ... should never squeal. You just don’t JAPANESE GANG MEMBER After being held for 10 days, police served Aska with a new arrest warrant for using stimulant drugs and a search of his home turned up 90 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588099/japanese-musician-askas-loose-lips-anger-tokyos-underworld
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese yakuza boss arrested for brutal 1998 killing

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by AFP

    ... The yakuza occupy a grey area in Japan's usually law-abiding society. Like the Italian mafia and Chinese triads, they engage in activities ranging from gambling, drugs and prostitution to loan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590372/japanese-yakuza-boss-arrested-brutal-1998-killing
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Asahi daily accused of ‘media terrorism’ after retracting Fukushima report

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:02pm by Julian Ryall

    ... by its ideology," he told the South China Morning Post. "Its basic position is that in the past, the Japanese military was dispatched overseas and committed atrocities, like the abuse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591182/japans-asahi-daily-accused-media-terrorism-after-retracting-fukushima
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima workers in clean-up of crippled plant sue for danger money

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... still employed at the plant have launched legal action against Tepco over remuneration and working conditions, despite widespread reports of exploitation and abuses. "My health may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583938/fukushima-workers-clean-crippled-plant-sue-danger-money
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Campaign against Japan’s left-wing daily an effort to rewrite history

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:52pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Deniers of historical abuses apparently behind campaign sparked by Asahi Shimbun admitting past reporting on 'comfort women' inaccurate Revisionist push seen in attacks on daily Japan's conservative press and even some middle-of-the-road publications are lining up to criticise the left-leaning Asahi Shimbun in a campaign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583940/campaign-against-japans-left-wing-daily-effort-rewrite-history
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese drug maker Takeda to fight US$6 billion damages over diabetes drug

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Drug maker vows to fight US$6b damages Japan's biggest drug maker, Takeda Pharmaceutical, said it would fight a huge US$6 billion damages order imposed ... on Monday, which also ordered the firm's co-defendant, US drugs firm Eli Lilly, to pay US$3 billion in damages. Takeda's Tokyo-listed shares slumped 5.16 per cent to 4,572 yen (HK$344) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1469910/japanese-drug-maker-takeda-fight-us6-billion-damages-over-diabetes-drug
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo hunt for ‘duck-mouthed’ seductress who drugs and robs victims

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 11:08pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo 'Duck-mouth' seductress drugs and robs victims Police in Tokyo are hunting a woman in her 20s dubbed the "duck-mouthed girl" in connection with a series of incidents in which men are seduced before being drugged and robbed. The woman has been caught on closed-circuit television footage and earned the nickname in media reports for her pout. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1499468/tokyo-hunt-duck-mouthed-seductress-who-drugs-and-robs-victims
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan exploiting Asian guest workers, US State Department report says

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:22pm by Julian Ryall

    ... And while the concept is laudable, the reality has been that the scheme has been abused by employers to serve as a source of cheap labour, and participants have few rights. The US report said ... of human rights abuses under this system." Abiko estimates that around 20 court cases are presently being heard involving the trainee scheme. Some allege overtime payments of 300 yen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540535/japan-exploiting-asian-guest-workers-us-state-department-report-says
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo council told to 'clean itself up' after sexist jeers at assembly woman

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... up", he said. Health Minister Norihisa Tamura, whose portfolio includes the welfare of working women, said the abuse was "not only deeply disrespectful to women, it was a major human rights issue". The comments came as colleagues of opposition member Ayaka Shiomura, 35, demanded the assembly identify and punish those who directed abuse at her. Shiomura, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537177/tokyo-council-told-clean-itself-after-sexist-jeers-assembly-woman
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo lawmaker Akihiro Suzuki apologises for sexist taunts

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:27pm by AFP

    ... The object of his taunts was Ayaka Shiomura, 35, who was questioning senior figures in the Tokyo city administration on plans to help mothers when abuse erupted from seats occupied by Liberal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539081/tokyo-lawmaker-akihiro-suzuki-apologises-sexist-taunts

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