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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Mount Fuji at greater risk of eruption due to 2011 quake, scientists warn

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:25pm by Julian Ryall

    ... from Japan and France have warned that the famous volcano Mount Fuji is "under great pressure" as a result of the March 2011 earthquake, and at higher risk of eruption. The research ... the greatest anomaly, is probably under great pressure, although no eruption has yet followed the Tohoku-oki earthquake," the scientists wrote. "The 6.4-magnitude seism that occurred four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555870/mount-fuji-greater-risk-eruption-due-2011-quake-scientists-warn
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Quake measuring 6.8 causes small tsunami on Japan's northeastern shores

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:04pm by AFP

    ... of the great earthquake continue," he said. "The aftershock activity has been steadily declining on a long-term basis. But aftershocks, accompanied by tsunami, will still occur." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552694/quake-measuring-68-causes-small-tsunami-japans-northeastern-shores
  3. 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

    ... steps are little more than nominal... They are not substantive. They are not something that would benefit North Korea greatly,” said Hajime Izumi, a professor at the University of Shizuoka. ...

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

    Work to start on upgrading US base in Japan despite fierce opposition

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to the aircraft and troops being redeployed to the more remote Camp Schwab, while environmental groups are warning that constructing new runways over a coral reef and the feeding grounds of endangered ... national security. The Okinawa Defence Bureau has requested tenders for four projects. The first is for land reclamation work for the planned runways and the second is a survey of the coral reef ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1510824/work-start-upgrading-us-base-japan-despite-fierce-opposition
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... stand over disputed South China Sea reefs against the might of Beijing, the Philippines needs to be told the US still has its back. Tokyo frets Washington may not offer wholehearted support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495165/obama-arrives-japan-tension-filled-asia-trip
  6. Sport - Rugby - JAPAN

    Living the Wright dream in the professional era

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 09:37pm by John Carney

    ... game for the past four years with Tokyo Shokki Shuttles in the Japan Top League. It's been great playing in Japan, but I'm really keen to play sevens for Hong Kong again Mark Wright ... baby daughter, Chloe, was born there. That was an experience, because of the language barrier as it's not like Hong Kong where most people speak English. "But I can get by as far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1459618/living-wright-dream-professional-era
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘I am extremely sorry’: Justin Bieber apologises after visit to Japan’s Yasukuni war shrine

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:43pm by AFP

    ... the singer wrote in the guestbook that the Holocaust victim would have been a fan. “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber." Last October, the now 20-year-old celebrity incensed Chinese fans when a video of him touring the Great Wall of China while being carried by his body guards was leaked online. On January 23, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495112/justin-bieber-sparks-fresh-controversy-yasukuni-shrine-holiday-snaps
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan expands military footprint for first time in 40 years, risking angering China

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... National Defence Programme Guidelines issued in December, expressed "great concern" over China's military buildup and "attempts to change the status quo by coercion". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489616/japan-expands-military-footprint-first-time-40-years-risking-angering
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese military displays a softer side as Shinzo Abe seeks to boost its role

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... On the sidelines of a concert in Tokyo last year, Miyake said the public seemed to warm to her. "There is great significance in the fact that I sing in uniform. Whenever I sing on stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1482444/japanese-military-displays-softer-side-shinzo-abe-seeks-boost-its-role
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe promotes Japanese maglev trains for US railways

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AFP

    ... the technology was "something that will bring great benefits to Japan and hopefully to the United States". In Japan, the company hopes to launch the maglev service- billed as faster, smoother ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1479363/shinzo-abe-promotes-japanese-maglev-trains-us-railways

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