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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan urged to stick to history after Shinzo Abe sent message about wartime criminals

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:32pm by AP

    ... in his capacity as head of the ruling party, not as prime minister, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. In Beijing, the Foreign Ministry said Japan should reflect on its wartime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581563/japan-urged-stick-history-after-shinzo-abe-sent-message-about-wartime
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Stupid and nonsensical: Japanese right rages at ‘comfort women’ honour

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:21pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Nationalist fury at new sex slaves memorial Nationalists in Japan have condemned the announcement that another memorial to Asia's "comfort women" is to be set up in the United States, insisting that the campaign to honour the women is historical nonsense. The City Council of Fullerton, in Orange county, California, passed a bill on Wednesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581562/stupid-and-nonsensical-japanese-right-rages-comfort-women-honour
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe sends condolences for martyrs, including war criminals

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:32pm by Reuters

    ... memories of Japan's past militarism run deep. Abe sent the message as the head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference. "As ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581103/i-express-my-grief-death-martyrs-shinzo-abes-message-war-criminals
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... The nation’s population is expected to shrink by nearly 40 per cent by 2060 in the worst-case scenario. Couples in the world’s five biggest developed economies – the United States, Japan, Germany, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese court rules against Fukushima operator Tepco in landmark suicide case

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... evacuated to an apartment in the city of Fukushima in June, but she burned herself to death on July 1 when she temporarily returned to her home. The plaintiffs have said Watanabe's mental state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580940/japanese-court-rules-against-tepco-landmark-suicide-case
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shigeru Ishiba set to decline cabinet post and may challenge Shinzo Abe

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to such a dramatic move and has stated his government will simply reinterpret the constitution to permit self-defence within limits. "The prime minister and Mr Ishiba have fundamentally incompatible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580620/shigeru-ishiba-set-decline-cabinet-post-and-may-challenge-shinzo-abe
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri heads east after hitting Japan’s Kyushu region

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:45am by Associated Press in Kyodo

    ... Associated Press in Kyodo Typhoon predicted to be the strongest to strike Japan in decades to be downgraded to extratropical cyclone status on Friday afternoon after battering southern regions Heavy rain continued to hit wide areas of Japan and affected t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551746/typhoon-neoguri-heads-east-after-hitting-japans-kyushu-region
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan exploiting Asian guest workers, US State Department report says

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:22pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo US State Department calls training scheme for young foreigners a form of forced labour Japan accused ofexploiting Asian guest workers The United States has issued ... labour". Washington's annual Trafficking in Persons Report, unveiled by Secretary of State John Kerry, ranks Japan in the second tier of countries where trafficking is prevalent, putting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540535/japan-exploiting-asian-guest-workers-us-state-department-report-says
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan 'strongly protests' Russian military exercises on disputed Pacific islands

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 06:39pm by Reuters

    ... government treads a fine line by imposing sanctions on Moscow in step with ally the United States, but keeps them lighter than those ordered by Washington in a bid to keep relations with Russia from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572923/japan-strongly-protests-against-russian-exercises-disputed-isles
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Halong blamed for 10 deaths and dozens of injuries in Japan

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... storm as it headed towards the far eastern coast of Russia. The storm, as well as heavy rain last week, killed two people and injured 86 across Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571531/typhoon-halong-blamed-10-deaths-and-dozens-injuries-japan

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