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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scandal hits new Japan industry minister after staff visit sadomasochism bar

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Shinzo Abe's government suffered a further blow on Thursday as new industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa faces calls to resign after press sources reveal his staff visited a sex bar Japan was hit on Thursday by a third political scandal in a week after its new industry minister – whose predecessor resigned in disgrace over misspending – admitted ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet below 50pc

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:10am by AP

    ... Agencies in Tokyo Backing for premier's cabinet drops to below 50pc amid growing questions over financial misuse by groups linked to trade minister Support for Abe falls as tax plan ... September. The poll was conducted Saturday and yesterday amid growing questions over the financial reports of political groups associated with Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi and the alleged misuse ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan minister in sadomasochism bar scandal hit by fresh allegations

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 02:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Hours after news that staff working for Japan's new industry minister had billed a sex club visit as a political expense, it is revealed he owns stock in power company Tepco Japan’s industry minister was under renewed pressure on Friday over his stake in the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that he oversees, just a day after admitting his ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Two women quit Shinzo Abe's cabinet, dealing blow to reform drive

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:16am by AFP

    ... Industry minister Yuko Obuchi and justice minister Midori Matsushima quit after days of allegations that they had misspent money in what opponents insisted was an attempt to buy votes. Their loss ... Miyazawa, would replace Obuchi as industry minister, Abe said. Yoko Kamikawa, a 61-year-old woman politician and former state minister in charge of Japan's declining birth rate, is the new ...

  5. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan exports grow at fastest pace in 7 months, but slowing growth looms

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:30pm by Reuters

    ... also gained an annual 8.8 per cent, but there are worries as growth in Asia's economic powerhouse slowed to its weakest since the global financial crisis in the third quarter. Exports have ... 7.1 per cent in the second quarter, with the tax hike causing the biggest contraction since the 2009 global financial crisis. The BOJ can take some comfort from the September export data, ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... after Obuchi and Matsushima resigned, Abe appointed a former bureaucrat as his new trade and industry minister and a long-standing supporter as the head of the Ministry of Justice. Both Yoichi ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's new trade minister Yuko Obuchi 'to quit' over misuse of funds

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo New trade minister 'to quit' over misuse of funds Japan's newly appointed trade and industry minister plans to resign following reports that some of her ... blow to Abe, who tapped Obuchi less than two months ago to head the powerful Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). She was one of five women Abe chose in a cabinet reshuffle ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's first female economy minister accused of spending political funds on make-up, gifts

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... of a new wave of women ministers. Obuchi was appointed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month as the Japan's first female minister of economy, trade and industry, a powerful portfolio ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Seiji Yoshida's lies about "comfort women" exploited by Japan's right

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by Julian Ryall

    ... motivated in his tales, in spite of his allegiances to the Communist Party, but more probably simply enjoyed being in the spotlight. "And there would have been a financial incentive to keep ...

  10. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan machinery orders rise but doubts about economy remain

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:49am by Reuters

    ... quarter since the 2008-09 global financial crisis. The data followed a slump in August factory output and other soft indicators including exports and household spending, complicating ... further, governor Haruhiko Kuroda said, adding that the Japanese government bond market is a "huge" one among various financial assets the central bank can tap. "There are many ...




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