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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US Osprey planes in tsunami drill despite Japanese protests

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:10am by AFP

    ... town of Shirahama on the Kii peninsula south of Osaka. They transported a medical team and eight people playing the part of the injured as well as emergency supplies to a Japanese naval ...

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    Seiji Yoshida's lies about "comfort women" exploited by Japan's right

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by Julian Ryall

    ... for the military. They say the UN should withdraw its condemnation of Japan, that the US House of Representatives should similarly retract a 2007 statement on Japan's use of "comfort women", ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Religious rites for the dead in Japan changing with the times

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:51am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo More families are opting for unconventional funeral arrangements for their loved ones, such as depositing mementos in a charnel house Religious rites for the dead take ... of the country's newer religious groups, such as GLA. Founded in 1969, GLA teaches that the human soul is eternal. In 2012, it opened a charnel house on the premises of its spiritual training facility ...

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    Japanese lawmakers see red over minister Midori Matsushima's scarf

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Lawmakers see red over minister's scarf Japan's upper house of parliament, often called the chamber of wisdom, has been rocked by a dress-code row ... lawmakers. Decades-old rules ban the wearing of hats, coats or scarves in deliberation chambers and committee rooms. A ruckus over the alleged sartorial misstep even helped prevent the house from ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Bomb threats at Japanese universities in row over 'comfort women' issue

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 11:41pm by Julian Ryall

    ... defamation of Japan as 'a state that was involved in sexual slavery' has spread globally," the prime minister told the house. "It is also a fact that such a situation resulted ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Monsters called Yokai move in on Pokemon's turf in Japan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... different sound effects- are in such short supply that their price has rocketed on online auction sites. ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... is being sunk into turning methane hydrate into energy, experts admit that it will be many years – and trillions in investment – before a stable supply is ready to be provided. More immediately, ... displays, lasers, catalytic converters and wind turbines. If the minerals can be harvested on an industrial scale, it would dramatically reduce Japan’s reliance on supplies from China, which have ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese told to stock up on toilet paper amid rumblings of earthquake drill

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo 'Stock up on toilet paper for when disaster rumbles' Exhortations for Japanese to be prepared took on special meaning at yesterday's annual Disaster Prevention Day drill, with the government telling citizens to stock up on toilet paper. That's because more than 40 per cent of Japan's toilet paper is supplied by the high-risk ...

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    Record HK$413 billion defence budget sought by Japanese government

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 06:51pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... the world, Kyodo reported. This would include building a public relations and cultural promotion office, called Japan House, in six foreign cities, including Hong Kong. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ...

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    Shinzo Abe sends condolences for martyrs, including war criminals

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

    ... that could snarl efforts to thaw chilly ties with China. Abe sent the message in April to a Buddhist temple in western Japan housing a monument to more than 1,000 "Showa Martyrs", including ...




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