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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo court awards 5 million yen to family of Ghanaian killed in custody

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Court gives ¥5m to wife of killed Ghanaian A Japanese court yesterday awarded compensation to the family of a Ghanaian who died in immigration custody, blaming officials for accidentally killing the man who was restrained with handcuffs and a mouth gag. Tokyo District Court ruled that the family of Abubakar Awudu Suraj- who was awaiting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452657/tokyo-court-awards-5-million-yen-family-ghanaian-killed-custody
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Activists say Japan will try to bend rules of child abduction convention

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:53pm by Julian Ryall

    ... voluntarily, but if that fails, family courts in Tokyo and Osaka will institute hearings and issue rulings. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463285/activists-say-japan-will-try-bend-rules-child-abduction-convention
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    World's longest-serving death row inmate freed and granted retrial in Japan after 45 years

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... after doubts emerged about his guilt amid suspicions that police faked evidence. Iwao Hakamada, 78, who was convicted of the murder of his boss and the man's family, has been on death row ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458493/japan-orders-release-longest-held-death-row-inmate
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anne Frank museum donates catalogues to libraries in Japan

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... of Tokyo's Suginami ward, donating the catalogue showing its exhibits and a miniature of the house where her family hid during the second world war. The museum would donate 3,400 copies ... in 1929, documented her family's experiences hiding in concealed rooms during the German occupation of the Netherlands where they settled in 1933. They were caught and sent to Nazi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443902/anne-frank-museum-donates-catalogues-libraries-japan
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Thousands protest in Japan ahead of Fukushima anniversary

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:49pm by Associated Press

    ... was taking part in his third anti-nuclear demonstration. “All kinds of people are joining, including families with kids.” Protests like Sunday’s have popped up across the nation over the last three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1444312/thousands-protest-japan-ahead-fukushima-anniversary
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Recent child abuse cases in Japan 'just the tip of the iceberg', say experts

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Ignorance, poverty and decline of the nuclear family blamed for rise in violence against children, the true extent of which is unknown Wave of child abuse shocks ... the problem is definitely becoming bigger," said Tsuneo Yamamoto, head of the Family Research Division of the Japanese Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. "And we fear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1436658/recent-child-abuse-cases-japan-just-tip-iceberg-say-experts
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito defends anti-war constitution

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:18pm by Julian Ryall

    ... with post-war democracy and my sense is that the family is somewhat to the left of the Liberal Democratic Party," he said. "They seem to me to represent the softer side of the Japanese body politic." The emperor and his family have no official influence over Japan's political decisions and policies, but retain great support and respect among their subjects. Analysts believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434378/japans-crown-prince-naruhito-defends-anti-war-constitution
  8. Lifestyle - Books - JAPAN

    Book review: Bending Adversity, by David Pilling

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Julian Ryall

    ... a new generation of Japanese to put the race for wealth ahead of the traditional commitment to family and society. But there is hope. Opportunities have diversified, particularly for young ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1437135/book-review-bending-adversity-david-pilling
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anne Frank’s diary vandalised in public libraries across Tokyo

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 04:39pm by AFP

    ... "Each and every book which comes up under the index of Anne Frank has been damaged at our library." Anne Frank wrote her diary over the two years she and her family hid in a concealed apartment in Nazi-occupied Netherlands during the second world war. After her family was betrayed and deported, she died in a German concentration camp at age 15 in 1945. Her father survived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432655/anne-franks-diary-vandalised-tokyo-libraries
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Hundreds rally against plan to relocate US military base in Okinawa

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:57am by Associated Press in Naha, Okinawa

    ... of them families with children, marched on the main street of Naha to the sound of drums and music, urging authorities to remove the US bases from the island altogether. “We as Okinawan people ... uncertainty as Nago’s mayor, a vocal opponent of the relocation plan, was re-elected last month. Wakana Toguchi, a 12-year-old school girl who joined the rally with her family, said she hoped to show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1426437/hundreds-rally-against-plan-relocate-us-military-base-okinawa

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