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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese families want war criminal names dropped from Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Veterans' families urge Yasukuni memorial to end 'discomfort' of those honouring fallen Call for shrine to purge war criminals Some members of an influential group that represents families of Japanese war dead are urging managers of a controversial Tokyo shrine to remove the names of 14 convicted war criminals, an official said yesterday. ...

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    Redback spiders enjoy Tokyo enough to start a family

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 08:58pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Redbacks enjoy Tokyo enough to start a family Venomous redback spiders, once an occasional concern when found in shipping containers, have started to breed in Japan. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government this week warned residents to be on the lookout for the spider, indigenous to Australia, after 10 redbacks and dozens of eggs were found in parks in the Mitaka ...

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    Japan's young face an increasingly bleak future

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:35am by AP

    ... "I'm not a permanent employee, and that worries me," said Kaori Endo, a 21-year-old bread factory worker from Ibaraki. "Right now I'm living with my family, but I'm thinking ...

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    Japanese court orders payment to parents of HK$4m over suicide of overworked son

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 11:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo HK$4m awarded over suicide of overworked son A Japanese court has ordered a restaurant chain and two staff to pay 58 million yen (HK$4 million) in damages to the family of a man who killed himself after being forced to work nearly 200 hours overtime a month. Tokyo district court said the president of Tokyo-based Sun Challenge, a steak house chain, ...

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    Japanese mother and three children jump to death in 'family suicide'

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Police in Japan are probing a possible family suicide after a mother and her three small children plunged to their deaths from an apartment complex, they said ... east of Tokyo, a police spokesman said. “They are believed to be a mother and her children,” he said. Asked if it appeared to be a forced family suicide, he said: “Police are investigating ...

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    Shinzo Abe seeks to move on from cabinet scandals but foes scent blood

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by JULIA RYALL

    ... Studies at the Japan campus of Temple University. "This is Miyazawa's first cabinet post, and it appears very much as if he has been selected because of the family that he comes ...

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    Religious rites for the dead in Japan changing with the times

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:51am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo More families are opting for unconventional funeral arrangements for their loved ones, such as depositing mementos in a charnel house Religious rites for the dead take on new life in Japan Funeral services in Japan, usually performed by Buddhist priests, are taking on new forms as bonds with family temples loosen. Facilitating the changes are some ...

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    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 ...

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    Bomb threats at Japanese universities in row over 'comfort women' issue

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 11:41pm by Julian Ryall

    ... identifying the names of people believed to be relatives of the former reporters," it added. "They have made the family members, who have no connection to the reporting, the object ...

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    Japanese PM pushes North Korea to resolve abductions issue

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 05:26pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... of the abduction victims have been returned to their families.” Shinzo Abe “Resolving the abductions issue is the top priority of my administration,” the prime minister told the crowd. “My mission will not be over until the day all of the abduction victims have been returned to their families.” North Korea is expected to announce the preliminary results of its new investigation soon, possibly ...




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