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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    15 members of Japanese municipal assembly embroiled in votes scandal

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the town's administration has ground to a halt until new elections can be held. The growing scandal carries on what some see as a long tradition of corruption in Japanese politics but, in a stroke ... something of a reputation of a hotbed of political corruption. But Robert Dujarric, director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at the Japan campus of Temple University, said that Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556514/15-members-japanese-municipal-assembly-embroiled-votes-scandal
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Crying Japanese politician who became internet sensation to quit over expenditure scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:17pm by Associated Press in Kobe

    ... and Fukuoka from the city of Nishinomiya in the last fiscal year, according to his political funds report. He also purchased stamps worth some 1.75 million yen in the business year that ended ... for “vigorous political activities” and denied any wrongdoing, but he failed to provide a full accounting of how the funds were specifically used. Watch: Viral video of Japanese politician crying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551866/crying-japanese-politician-who-became-internet-sensation-quit-over
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Controversy engulfs Japan's NHK over failure to cover pacifist fire protest

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:19am by Julian Ryall

    ... The corporation declined to comment on why the incident was not considered newsworthy or whether any political pressure was brought to bear against airing the dramatic footage. NHK was at the centre of a political storm earlier this year after Katsuto Momii was hand-picked to serve as president of the broadcaster by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. At his inaugural press conference in January, Momii ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549425/controversy-engulfs-japans-nhk-over-failure-cover-pacifist-protester-who
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Comfort women were just 'wartime prostitutes', says Japanese delegation

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:01pm by Julian Ryall

    ... from Japanese Women for Justice and Peace and the Alliance for Truth About Comfort Women, plan to observe proceedings of the Committee of Civil and Political Rights over three days from Monday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550620/comfort-women-were-just-wartime-prostitutes-says-japanese-delegation
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa on alert as ‘once in decades storm’ Super Typhoon Neoguri takes aim

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters

    ... has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe warning, followed by orange, yellow and blue. Hong Kong Observatory scientific officer Tam Yee-ting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1548685/super-typhoon-neoguri-once-decades-storm-barrels-towards-japan
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan approves end to ban on military fighting overseas in victory for Shinzo Abe

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:54am by KRISTINE KWOK, Teddy Ng and Agencies

    ... "For a long time, the Japanese government has been stirring up trouble on historical issues," Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular press briefing. "It's only ... said Richard Heydarian, a political science lecturer at Ateneo De Manila University. "There is a lingering concern over US strategic retrenchment in the region," he said. "So ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1544126/japans-ruling-parties-agree-drop-ban-collective-self-defence
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘I’m putting my life on the line’: Video of Japanese politician crying goes viral

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm

    ... to a major political party, was found to have gone on other day trips, racking up expenses, including visits to Tokyo and the southwestern city of Fukuoka. Of his 195 day trips, ones to the onsen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545554/im-putting-my-life-line-video-japanese-politician-crying-goes-viral
  8. 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

    ... who were kidnapped in the 1970s and 1980s, would be a big political plus for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has made resolving the issue a key goal of his career. The list of Japanese ...

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

    Political party of Shintaro Ishihara splits in Japan

    Posted May 29th 2014, 01:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Former Tokyo governor's political party splits up A minor Japanese opposition party, led by former nationalist Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara, split ... Ishihara's drive to scrap the US-inspired post-second world war constitution. "I cannot side with a political party which does not accept the establishment of an independent constitution," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1520786/political-party-shintaro-ishihara-splits-japan
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Ageing politicians look to lead the young with Next Generation Party

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Ageing politicians look to lead the young Irascible octogenarian politician Shintaro Ishihara and several of his loyal lieutenants in their 70s announced yesterday their new Japanese political grouping will be called Next Generation Party. The 81-year-old, a fixture on the fringes of government for decades, has been in search of a new name for his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541239/ageing-politicians-look-lead-young-next-generation-party

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