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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese police accused of abetting hate speech against Koreans

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by JULIA RYALL

    ... and "hate speech" by a group that calls itself Zainichi Tokken wo Yurusanai Shimin no Kai went beyond what could be considered acceptable free speech. The group's name is shortened ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Police accused of abetting hate speech A leading member of the far-right Issuikai organisation has accused police of helping even more extreme nationalists target ...

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    Osaka mayor says Allied soldiers raped French women after D-Day

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... as a future prime minister, argued in a weekend speech that Japan must admit its own historical wrongdoings while also pointing out the mistakes of others, the Mainichi Shimbun said. "After landing in Normandy, Allied soldiers raped French women. 'Comfort stations' were built after things became too much," he said in the speech, using a euphemism for brothels, ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese cabinet set to relax defence rules despite strong opposition

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... was in Tokyo, where the two countries reached a long-awaited free trade deal. Tokyo and Canberra also agreed to strengthen defence ties, moving towards a possible submarine deal. Agence France-Presse ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe set to visit Papua New Guinea after gas project success

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... and Australia reached a long-awaited free trade deal when Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited Tokyo. Tokyo and Canberra also agreed this month to boost their defence ties, moving towards a possible ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan defends PM’s ‘Gordon Gekko speech’ on Wall Street

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 04:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan’s top government spokesman on Thursday defended a speech by the prime minister in which he compared the career of fictional Wall Street ... are Chinese – Japan is conspicuous only in its absence”, reflecting its two-decade slide. The premier’s wide-ranging speech, on the eve of his appearance at the UN General Assembly, was strewn ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Debate swirls in Japan over Shinzo Abe's military expansion push

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 06:54pm by AP

    ... units above individuals and elevate the emperor to a head of state. Civil liberties such as freedom of speech and expression can be restricted if considered harmful to public interest, according ...

  7. News - China - JAPAN

    China ‘releases Japanese wartime documents’

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 02:21pm by Reuters

    ... and China. In a speech in Berlin last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping noted that the atrocities in Nanjing were “still fresh in our memory”. His comments prompted an angry response from ...

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    Anti-Korean activists must pay for hate rallies outside school in Japan

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... prompt a move to exempt hate speech from Japan's constitutional right to free speech. Handing down the ruling at Kyoto District Court, judge Hitoshi Hashizume said: "The actions ... Associated Press in Tokyo In a landmark court ruling, Korean school in Kyoto wins compensation after group's racist speeches scared children and disturbed classes Activists must pay ...

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    Tokyo's plum blossom haven to axe all its trees

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... plans to wait until the area has been free of plum pox for three years before replanting. Plum trees generally bloom in February and March in Japan, about a month before cherry trees- the more ...

  10. 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

    ... gathered outside the court house before his release. "I want to free him as soon as possible," she said. "I want to tell him, 'You did well. You will finally be free,'" she said. Hakamada seems to have developed psychological illnesses after decades in solitary confinement, Hideko said in an interview last year. "What I am worried about most ...




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