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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima still a hazard due to melting ice plug, operator admits

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:31pm by Julian Ryall

    ... as planned," Tepco said in a statement. But environmental campaigners are sceptical over whether the ice wall will work. "We have to ask why they are pushing ahead with this plan when two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1599666/fukushima-still-hazard-due-melting-ice-plug-operator-admits
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo seeks US military guarantee to protect unspecified ‘remote islands’

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:34pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japanese government seeks specific guarantees over protection for remote islands- thought to be the disputed Senkaku or Diaoyus chain Tokyo presses U.S. over islands With Japan having already decided to boost the role of its military, the government of Shinzo Abe is now expected to demand more specific guarantees of US military support in protection of what Tokyo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554274/diaoyus-their-minds-tokyo-seeks-us-military-guarantee-protect-remote
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Don't want to wash your plates after meals? Now you can eat them instead

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo Forget dirty dishes... eat them instead Edible tableware, such as plates made of prawn crackers and cups made of seaweed, are gaining popularity in Japan as environmentally ... events. "We would like to promote our plates and bowls as environmentally friendly," Sakakibara said. Meanwhile, small cups made of edible seaweed by Yokohama-based food packaging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586734/dont-want-wash-your-plates-after-meals-now-you-can-eat-them-instead
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese yakuza boss arrested for brutal 1998 killing

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

    ... sharking, protection rackets and white-collar crime. The gangs, which themselves are not illegal, have historically been tolerated by the authorities, although in recent years, efforts have been ...

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

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

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

    ... laws. The Act on Punishing Acts Related to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and for Protecting Children was enacted in May 1999 and updated five years later. In June, police in Osaka ...

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

    Subsidies for storing nuclear debris from Fukushima plant offered by Tokyo

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:58pm by Julian Ryall

    ... for communities that agree to store the debris. An environmental group says the "subsidies" are more akin to bribes and that communities approached by the government and Tokyo Electric Power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572362/subsidies-storing-nuclear-debris-fukushima-plant-offered-tokyo
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify their mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... costs," he said. "We can't protect peace without defence. Prime Minister Abe appears to be in a hurry to make changes, but I understand what he is trying to do." The landmark shift ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573065/surviving-former-kamikaze-pilots-reject-moves-glorify-their-mission
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa on alert as ‘once in decades storm’ Super Typhoon Neoguri takes aim

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters

    ... base on Okinawa.  A spokeswoman at Kyushu Electric Power Co said there are no specific plans related to this typhoon but that the company has plans in place throughout this year to protect ... to be downgraded by the time it hit the Japanese mainland. China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center today issued an orange alert for high seas likely to be generated by the storm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1548685/super-typhoon-neoguri-once-decades-storm-barrels-towards-japan
  9. 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
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan able to aid US ships under attack: minister

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... relationship. The Japanese minister sought to counter criticism of the shift in policy, arguing it would enable Tokyo to better protect its population and deter potential adversaries. Onodera also said ... to “protect our islands.” The rise in defense spending has been seen as a bid to counter China’s growing military muscle and assertive stance on territorial claims. Onodera said Japan was always open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552685/japan-able-aid-us-ships-under-attack-minister

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