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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scandal-hit research scientist commits suicide in research centre

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Scandal-hit scientist commits suicide in research centre A renowned Japanese stem-cell scientist who co-wrote research that was later retracted ... Centre for Developmental Biology, one of the country's most prestigious scientific research institutions, in the western city of Kobe. "Yoshiki Sasai was discovered hanging on Tuesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567142/scandal-hit-research-scientist-commits-suicide-research-centre
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Asahi daily accused of ‘media terrorism’ after retracting Fukushima report

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:02pm by Julian Ryall

    ... this was a genuine mistake. The Asahi ran these reports deliberately." Given the dearth of left-of-centre national daily newspapers in Japan, the prospect that the Asahi Shimbun will go under is seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591182/japans-asahi-daily-accused-media-terrorism-after-retracting-fukushima
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Politicians accused of extremism after photos with Japanese far-right leader

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... for the 2001 attack on the World Trade Centre. In video footage posted on the website, Yamada is seen wearing a stylised swastika during street demonstrations. Captions for the photographs claimed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1587835/shinzo-abes-new-cabinet-members-deny-neo-nazi-links
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan names five women to new cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 07:23pm by AP

    ... Arimura was chosen to be minister in charge of promoting women. All five are legislators. Satomi Moroda, who heads the Women and Work Research Centre in Tokyo, a non-profit group, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584535/shinzo-abe-names-five-women-japans-new-cabinet
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... the period, the Financial Times reported session ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582860/japan-confirms-first-dengue-fever-outbreak-1945-may-have-affected-20
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Julian Ryall

    ... and state pension requirements are still not guaranteed to receive financial support when they need it. The Supreme Court's decision overturned an earlier ruling by the Fukuoka high court ... they are not Japanese. The ruling apparently gives local authorities across Japan the legal right to halt financial assistance to non-Japanese residents. The fact that many municipalities across the country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557063/anger-erupts-over-court-denial-welfare-foreign-permanent-residents-japan
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Mixed reaction among Asian people to Shinzo Abe's more muscular Japan

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by AP

    ... favourably in countries involved in territorial rows with Beijing, a US research agency said. According to the results of a Pew Research Centre poll released on Monday, confidence in Abe stayed very ... was the highest among the 11 Asian countries, including Japan, covered by the centre's poll. In the Philippines 55 per cent favoured Abe. Confidence in him was also high in Malaysia, at 57 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554924/mixed-reaction-among-asian-people-shinzo-abes-more-muscular-japan
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Controversy engulfs Japan's NHK over failure to cover pacifist fire protest

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:19am by Julian Ryall

    ... The corporation declined to comment on why the incident was not considered newsworthy or whether any political pressure was brought to bear against airing the dramatic footage. NHK was at the centre ... parroted the government’s position on the sovereignty of the Senkaku Islands, at the centre of a territorial dispute with China, which knows them as the Diaoyu Islands. Momii made things worse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549425/controversy-engulfs-japans-nhk-over-failure-cover-pacifist-protester-who
  9. 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

    ... from conducting atomic and missile tests, and UN member states are barred from weapons trade with Pyongyang and from financial transactions that facilitate them. “Basically, Japan’s planned ...

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

    'Comfort women' claims not corroborated, Japanese review finds, but 1993 apology stands

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:53am by AFP

    ... that looks set to satisfy no one, came as South Korea put on a show of force, holding a rare live-fire drill near islets at the centre of its territorial dispute with Tokyo. The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537284/comfort-women-claims-not-corroborated-japanese-review-finds-1993-apology

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