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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Big trouble in Little Korea: spiral of race hate grips Tokyo

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Tokyo residents say they are living in fear amid rising violence after Korean and Japanese leaders fuelled historic nationalist sentiments Kim Dong-sun says she is often frightened to walk home after work, but particularly on Sundays - one of the busiest ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... "comfort women" coverage in early August. Much of the criticism has focused on the Asahi's reliance on the discredited claims of Seiji Yoshida, a former solider turned author, who said he ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Maternity harassment a serious problem for Japan's working women

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:34pm by Reuters

    ... they would occupy 30 per cent of all leadership positions by 2020, but Osakabe and others say the reality for most female workers is bleak. "Rather than focusing on a small portion of elite ... advantage of those policies in the face of traditional expectations for them to focus on housework and child-rearing, as well as their relatively insecure positions in the workforce. Osakabe ...

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    Campaign against Japan’s left-wing daily an effort to rewrite history

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:52pm by Julian Ryall

    ... August that there were inaccuracies in its reporting dating back to the 1980s on the comfort women issue. The paper retracted parts that focused on the mobilisation of sex slaves on the Korean ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    History repeats as Olympics offers Japan focus for revival

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Country hoping 2020 Games can be symbol of recovery as 1964 Games were; China cool on win History repeats as Olympics offers focus for revival A half-century after the 1964 Tokyo Games heralded Japan's reemergence from destruction and defeat in the second world war, the city's triumphant bid to host the 2020 Games is giving a battered ...

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    Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 02:18pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... The new investigation focused on how the study, which included interviews with 16 former Korean victims, was conducted, not evaluation of its historical findings. But any discussion of bitter ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan PM may visit North Korea in cold war kidnap probe

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 04:20pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... issue is a highly emotive one that colours all of Japan’s dealings with North Korea. However, the international community, led by Washington, is primarily focused on ridding the unpredictable ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Cuddly mascots face the chop in Japanese cuteness cull

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... 1,072nd among more than 1,500 mascots that took part in a popularity vote. Matsui has suggested they focus their efforts on Moppy, perhaps by letting him procreate and even learn to talk. "I ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Obama touches down in Japan for first leg of tension-filled Asian tour

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 04:59pm by AFP

    ... of containment Over dinner Obama will likely try to reassure Abe that the US is focused on Asia following its foreign policy “rebalancing” eastwards, analysts say. The Middle East still draws a large ...




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