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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... in their lifetimes. Demographers say the fertility rate needs to reach 2.1 just to replace deaths and keep populations constant. The effects on economies, personal wealth and living standards are far reaching, with experts saying the low birth rate could halt economic growth, cause salaries to fall and put a drain on the economy as nations struggle to care for elderly populations. Additional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approval rating falls to less than 50pc

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:07pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Abe's approval rating falls to less than 50pc Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's approval rating fell to less than 50 per cent in at least the sixth survey ... in December 2012, in a poll published on Monday in the Nikkei newspaper. The cabinet's disapproval rating rose two points to 38 per cent, the newspaper said. No margin of error was given. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562101/japanese-prime-minister-shinzo-abes-approval-rating-falls-less-50pc
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shigeru Ishiba set to decline cabinet post and may challenge Shinzo Abe

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by Julian Ryall

    ... however, and his support rate fell below 50 per cent for the first time last month. With that debate behind him- the legislation is expected to pass fairly smoothly early next year- the focus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580620/shigeru-ishiba-set-decline-cabinet-post-and-may-challenge-shinzo-abe
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan to lift some North Korea sanctions amid report of surviving abductees

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 10:20am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... slipped 4.3 points to 47.8 per cent in a Kyodo news agency survey released on Wednesday, while his disapproval rating stood at 40.6 per cent – the highest since he returned to office in December ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545349/japan-lift-some-n-korea-sanctions-amid-report-surviving-abductees
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan considering imposing new tax on mobile phones

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

    ... one poster asked, adding that it was ironic that the public was going to be asked to pay yet another new tax at the same time the government debated reducing the tax rate for corporations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539852/japan-considering-imposing-new-tax-mobile-phones
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... the number of working women as part of his wider bid to kick-start growth in the world's No3 economy. Japan has one of the developed world's lowest rates of female workforce participation ...

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

    Japan arrests 13 Chinese in theft operation targeting online banking

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... that the amount of money that gets misappropriated in cyberspace has risen to 1.4 billion yen a year. Experts say that as Japan has a very low crime rate, people here have a misplaced sense of security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531099/japan-arrests-13-chinese-theft-operation-targeting-online-banking
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Work to start on upgrading US base in Japan despite fierce opposition

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... rate," Okumura added, suggesting that the majority of Japanese would be willing to overlook the government ignoring locals' opinions on the base transfer if it helped ensure Japan's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1510824/work-start-upgrading-us-base-japan-despite-fierce-opposition
  9. 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

    ... has said he was never convinced of his guilt, but could not sway his judicial colleagues who out-voted him. Japan has a conviction rate of about 99 per cent and claims of heavy-handed police ...

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

    Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten world’s top online marketer of ivory, whale meat

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:48pm by Reuters

    ... The average mercury level of the nine products was 4.2 ppm. About 22,000 African elephants were killed in 2012, a rate conservationists warn could lead to their extinction in some areas. About 80 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452656/japanese-e-commerce-rakuten-worlds-top-online-marketer-ivory-whale-meat

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