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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan considering imposing new tax on mobile phones

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Ruling LDP setting up study group despite vehement opposition to plan on Facebook Japan to consider tax on mobile phones The Japanese government is giving serious ... The project is being led by Yasuhide Nakayama, an LDP politician from Osaka, who has been besieged by criticism on his Facebook page since the plan was revealed earlier this month. The tax is being ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo lawmaker Akihiro Suzuki apologises for sexist taunts

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

    ... Suzuki's apology has taken some of the sting out of the issue, there will doubtless be calls for more heads to roll, with commentators on his Facebook page pointing out he was not alone. ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan police get arrest warrant over body-in-post killing

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:25am

    ... Facebook page that she was going to meet an old friend whom she had not seen for a decade. Police in Osaka “have obtained an arrest warrant (for this woman) on suspicion of violating Japan’s ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nurse's corpse was sent across Japan in parcel marked 'doll'

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

    ... woman of about the same age. Both women flew from Tokyo's Haneda airport on the same flight, bound for Shanghai. Just before she went missing, Okada wrote on her Facebook page that she ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's annual dolphin hunt goes on despite international criticism

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

    ... Twitter feed, but added that the pod they had initially been chasing had got away. The group said on its Facebook page that 41 dolphins had been killed so far, and 52 had been removed alive from ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Blame flies over Japan’ s killer snow storm

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:19pm by Julian Ryall

    ... of leadership, saying it was intended to fend off criticism that the government had been "inadequate in taking action at an early stage". But Abe said on Facebook: "The government ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe poised to strengthen control over parliament

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... with candidates and parties permitted to post updates to their followers on Facebook and Twitter. Opponents say the premier's focus on the economy is a ruse designed to fool voters into giving him ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo governor says sorry for saying Islamic nations are belligerent

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... as if Tokyo was criticising the other bid cities, but my intention was not delivered correctly," the author-turned politician said on his Facebook page. "I had no intention of criticising ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan gears up for decisive election

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 03:25pm by AFP

    ... and parties permitted to update followers on Facebook and Twitter. The opening months of the Abe administration have seen a blizzard of economic policies, starting with vast government spending ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan would-be PM’s plan ‘reckless’, says business leader

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... to the central bank’s independence, dismissing his fix for the economy. Abe later appeared to be rowing back from a strident call for the Bank of Japan to buy government debt. Using his Facebook page, ...




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