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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Mixed reaction among Asian people to Shinzo Abe's more muscular Japan

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by AP

    ... countries, with half or more in five of 10 trusting him in world affairs", the poll said. In South Korea, which is involved in disputes with Japan over the interpretation of wartime history, 94 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554924/mixed-reaction-among-asian-people-shinzo-abes-more-muscular-japan
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s military shift challenged in court by ex-civil servant

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... is not the object of the attack. Abe's move has caused anger at home, where the pacifism on which the constitution is built is an article of faith for many. At least half the population opposes a more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552281/japans-military-shift-challenged-court-ex-civil-servant
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... heaviest rainfall in a half century, according to the Okinawa government. One of the biggest storms to hit Japan, Neoguri was forecast to reach Kyushu island today. It could then travel across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland on Thursday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands were ... over the risk of flooding and landslides as powerful winds and torrential rain batter the archipelago nation, with local authorities urging half a million people to seek shelter in Okinawa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551017/flooding-havoc-typhoon-neoguri-batters-japanese-mainland
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Making bouquets last longer: Japanese scientists slow flower ageing

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Scientists slow down flower ageing Japanese scientists say they have found a way to slow down the ageing process in flowers by up to a half, meaning bouquets could remain fresh for much longer. Researchers at the National Agriculture and Food Research Organisation in Tsukuba, east of Tokyo, said they had found the gene believed to be responsible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546998/making-bouquets-last-longer-japanese-scientists-slow-flower-ageing
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese cabinet set to relax defence rules despite strong opposition

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

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Cabinet will rubber stamp dramatic changes to pacifist constitution today despite fiery protest and opposition from half the population Abe unmoved by charter critics ... this." According to a recent poll by the Nikkei business daily, half of the electorate is opposed to easing the ban on Japanese troops taking part in combat operations overseas, compared to just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543828/japanese-cabinet-set-relax-defence-rules-despite-strong-opposition
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s public holiday tally climbs to 16 with Mountain Day

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... of an unwillingness to burden colleagues with extra work. It is not unusual for employees to forgo up to half of their annual leave every year, although this is changing among younger Japanese. Japanese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519138/japans-public-holiday-tally-climbs-16-mountain-day
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... is a tumultuous region with a multitude of fractures that the US has done little to mend over the last half-century, said Christian Wirth, a research fellow at Griffith University in Australia. “Since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495165/obama-arrives-japan-tension-filled-asia-trip
  9. News - China - JAPAN

    Japan warns China that seizure of ship could have consequences

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 05:12pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of Japanese companies’ investment in China dropped by half in the first quarter of this year from a year earlier to about US$1.21 billion, Chinese government data said. Meanwhile, the chief of Japan’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1493602/japan-warns-china-seizure-ship-could-have-consequences
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe promotes Japanese maglev trains for US railways

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

    ... in the US government's plan to connect the capital and Boston. To cushion the estimated 1 trillion yen (HK$76 billion) cost of the franchise, Japan intends to finance half of it through ...

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

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