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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

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 centre-right Your Party, was questioning senior figures in the city administration on plans to help mothers when she faced shouts of "Why don't you get married?" and "Are you ...

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

    Tokyo bar where financial power brokers partied closes

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 11:22pm by BLOOM

    ... in legendary fashion before the 2008 financial crisis, then returned to drown their sorrows, has shut its doors after more than a decade. The bar, downstairs from the Japan headquarters of Goldman ... their Japan headquarters to Roppongi Hills as financial firms vacated. Heartland and Goldman Sachs were both original tenants in Mori Building Co's Roppongi Hills development, a complex including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1399309/tokyo-bar-where-financial-power-brokers-partied-closes
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fire engulfs Japanese tanker after explosion

    Posted May 29th 2014, 11:19am

    ... were severely burned. Television footage showed the approximately 80-metre ship listing heavily as at least two jets doused the badly-charred centre of the vessel. Himeji port is one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1521009/fire-engulfs-japanese-tanker-after-explosion
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan launches satellite to monitor damage from natural disasters

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:25am by AFP

    ... rocket was used in the launch from a space centre on the southern island of Tanegashima. The satellite will provide valuable data for Japan, which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519330/japan-launches-satellite-monitor-damage-natural-disasters

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