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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    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 ...

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

    Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:17am

    ... on Wednesday, the government said, after a wall of mud engulfed homes in a suffocating sludge. Dozens of houses were buried when hillsides collapsed after torrential downpours in Hiroshima, television ... Management Agency said. Aerial footage showed several houses buried in thick slurry, their wooden frames splintered by the weight of the mud. Torrents of brown water raced off the mountains behind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577586/least-18-dead-japan-landslide
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese court rules against Fukushima operator Tepco in landmark suicide case

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

    ... nuclear meltdowns forced more than 150,000 people from their homes, about a third of whom remain in temporary housing. "We would like to deeply apologise again for the disruption and concern ...

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

    Scandal-hit research scientist commits suicide in research centre

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Scandal-hit scientist commits suicide in research centre A renowned Japanese stem-cell scientist who co-wrote research that was later retracted in an embarrassing scandal has been found dead in an apparent suicide, police said yesterday. The body of Yoshiki Sasai, 52, was discovered hanging inside the stairwell of a building that houses the Riken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567142/scandal-hit-research-scientist-commits-suicide-research-centre
  5. Property - International - JAPAN

    Sekisui House buys Tokyo office tower for 74b yen

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Sekisui House buys Tokyo office tower Japan's Sekisui House is buying an office tower in Tokyo for 74 billion yen (HK$5.56 billion), as property prices rise to levels ... ownership shifted to a group of lenders. Sekisui House largely relies on housing property for its revenue, earning just 2.4 per cent of its 1.8 trillion yen in sales from office properties last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1462525/sekisui-house-buys-tokyo-office-tower-74b-yen
  6. 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 ... water from destroying their homes. “We are tying up cables and hoses... and making sure cranes and booms don’t fall.” Fukushima nuclear plant spokesman More than 500 houses in several ...

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

    Triple murderer, 68, hanged in Japan for ‘extremely cruel’ crimes

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan hanged a man on Thursday, the nation’s first execution this year, and the ninth since the conservative government of Shinzo Abe came to power in December 2012. Masanori Kawasaki, 68, was convicted of stabbing three people to death – including a three-year-old girl – as they slept, after breaking into their house in Kagawa, western Japan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540883/japan-hangs-killer-first-execution-year
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan exploiting Asian guest workers, US State Department report says

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

    ... housing that keeps them in debt", the report said. In some cases, company owners have confiscated trainees' passports and other personal documents, effectively making them illegal aliens ...

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

    Political party of Shintaro Ishihara splits in Japan

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

    ... the 2011 earthquake and tsunami-sparked meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The Japan Restoration Party has 53 seats in the 480-seat lower house of parliament and nine in the 242-seat upper chamber. The Unity Party has nine seats in the lower house and five in the upper house. The LDP, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has a solid majority of 295 seats in the lower house ...

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

    Tokyo's Wine Apartment has in-house cellar and a visiting sommelier

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Apartment block in Tokyo has a cellar and visiting sommelier; most flats snapped up Vintage homes for wine lovers, cellar included For those who have trouble finding space for a large wine collection, a new apartment block in Japan with an in-house cellar and a visiting sommelier could be the perfect place to live. The aptly named Wine Apartment in Tokyo's posh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1322440/tokyos-wine-apartment-has-house-cellar-and-visiting-sommelier

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