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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese minister's visit to Yasukuni Shrine upset neighbours

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 04:43pm by AFP

    ... to neighbouring countries," its foreign ministry said. China had lodged solemn representations and protests with Japan, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. Shindo's visit came as a bit ... Shindo's visit to the shrine was an individual act to gain political capital, and would not have any significant impact on relations between China and Japan. Earlier yesterday, three Chinese ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Toyota recalls nearly 6.4 million faulty cars for a variety of faults

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Five different problems discovered in 29 models worldwide, including almost 2,500 vehicles that have been sold in Hong Kong and Macau Toyota recalls nearly ... 770,000 in Europe and 62,000 in China, Toyota said. In Hong Kong and Macau, 2,346 Ractis and Yaris models were recalled. The company did not say now much the recall would cost and it was not clear ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Yoshimi Watanabe quits as leader of Your Party over cash scandal

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... spent an undeclared US$8 million loan not on illicit political purposes, but on personal items, supposedly including an ornamental rake. Yoshimi Watanabe, 62, the latest to be felled by a cash ... partner, the secular Buddhist New Komeito, has proved reluctant. Watanabe accepted the money from the chairman of a big cosmetics company. Japanese law requires that all political donations be made ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - JAPAN

    Living the Wright dream in the professional era

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

    ... John Carney Former Hong Kong Sevens captain enjoys the lifestyle in Japan, but here is still where his heart is Living the Wright dream in the professional era When the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union became the first Hong Kong team sport inducted into the Sports Institute last April it gave players the chance to pursue their dreams of becoming full-time professional athletes. ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s diplomatic ‘blue book’ reasserts claims to islands, angering China and South Korea

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:34pm by AFP

    ... of the diplomatic blue paper turns a blind eye to basic facts, and maliciously makes unfounded accusations against China," foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular press briefing in Beijing. ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... of the reactors will pass today’s more stringent safety checks and clear the other seismological, economic, logistical and political hurdles needed to restart, a Reuters analysis shows. This means Japan ... to address safety concerns, evacuation plans and local political opposition. It’s impossible to say how many reactors will eventually pass safety inspections and win local approval to restart, ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China vigilant as Japan relaxes arms export regime to fortify defence

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:51am by AFP

    ... to remilitarise his country. In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said China was paying close attention to the relaxation of the arms ban. "The policy changes of Japan in military ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo court awards 5 million yen to family of Ghanaian killed in custody

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:09am by AFP

    ... Japan keeps a tight lid on immigration and rarely grants political asylum despite being a major foreign-aid donor. Human rights activists have complained for years about harsh treatment ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - JAPAN

    Book review: Bending Adversity, by David Pilling

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Julian Ryall

    ... for the Financial Times, spent seven years in Japan before relocating to Hong Kong in 2008 and starts his narrative as his flight lands at Narita Airport hours after the Great East Japan Earthquake had ... draws on the insights of novelist Haruki Murakami and former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, for whom he clearly has a political soft spot. The same degree of warmth is not evident in his ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits off southern Japan

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 03:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s southern Kyushu island today, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported, but no tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre of the quake-- which struck at 1:06 am (Hong Kong time)-- was located 13 kilometres (eight miles) north of the city of Kunisaki-shi, USGS said. The quake hit at a depth of 82 ...




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