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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo council told to 'clean itself up' after sexist jeers The Japanese government yesterday called on Tokyo city council to "clean itself up" after sexist jeers at an assemblywoman undermined its push for more women into the workforce. Criticism from across the political spectrum was heaped upon still-unidentified city ...

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

    Abe says he will see to restart of nuclear power station in southwestern Japan

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japan's prime minister says tells business executives he will ensure nuclear power station is restarted "by some means or other,” despite widespread ... business executives, including Kyushu Electric’s chairman, voiced their hope for the reactor restart. The Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture recently cleared an initial safety hurdle, in what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556601/abe-says-he-will-see-nuclear-power-station-restart-southwestern-japan
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan, Britain to launch joint research into fighter jet missile technology

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... of the National Security Council on Thursday, the Mainichi newspaper reported, without citing sources. The joint research with Britain was linked to a European missile project called Meteor, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555561/japan-and-britain-launch-joint-research-fighter-jet-missile-technology
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe ally’s governorship loss seen as backlash to military revision

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... term, steered clear of formally endorsing Mikazuki but sent top executives to campaign on his behalf. Voters were also swayed by concern over the safety of nuclear power more than three years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554273/shinzo-abe-allys-governorship-loss-seen-backlash-military-revision
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Triple murderer, 68, hanged in Japan for ‘extremely cruel’ crimes

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan hanged a man on Thursday, the nation’s first execution this year, and the ninth since the conservative government of Shinzo Abe came to power ... in 2007. “It was an extremely cruel case,” Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said. “I ordered the execution after prudent consideration,” he said. Apart from the United States, Japan is the only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540883/japan-hangs-killer-first-execution-year
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese cabinet set to relax defence rules despite strong opposition

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... been criticised by 139 local councils, with the Aomori Municipal Assembly issuing a statement describing the move as "totally unacceptable". "Altering the interpretation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543828/japanese-cabinet-set-relax-defence-rules-despite-strong-opposition
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo sarin attack widow says she wants cult members executed

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:01am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Woman whose husband was one of 13 people killed by nerve gas in Tokyo subway says she won't rest until cult members are executed Widow's quest for justice ... during the case. She would like the executions to be carried out just as soon as the last hearing in the final case against a cult member is carried out. It may bring her some closure, she feels. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1408650/tokyo-sarin-attack-widow-says-she-wants-cult-members-executed
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese minister's visit to Yasukuni Shrine upset neighbours

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 04:43pm by AFP

    ... resentment Minister's visit to shrine upsets neighbours A Japanese cabinet minister yesterday visited a Tokyo war shrine that honours executed war criminals in a move that could reignite ... at the Yasukuni Shrine, which honours Japan's war dead including several high-level officials executed for war crimes after the second world war. Shindo insisted that it was a "private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478552/japanese-cabinet-minister-courts-controversy-second-yasukuni-war-shrine
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe to sign deal with Australia PM Tony Abbott on military gear

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:30pm by JULIAN

    ... become the first foreign leader to attend a session of Japan's National Security Council, which was set up in December. Defence officials in Tokyo declined to comment on the reports by Kyodo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465132/japan-pm-shinzo-abe-sign-deal-australia-pm-tony-abbott-military-gear
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... cancer risk with long-term use. The drug is banned in France and Germany. The US judgment comes a week after former GlaxoSmithKline executive Christophe Weber was installed as Takeda's chief ...

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

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