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  1. Sport - Other Sport

    Vettel says dominance of Formula One not turning off fans

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 05:11pm by Associated Press in Suzuka, Japan

    ... Associated Press in Suzuka, Japan On the verge of claiming his fourth straight Formula One title, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel doesn’t think his overwhelming dominance has made the sport less interesting for fans. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was quoted after Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix as suggesting that Vettel’s dominance risks putting fans to sleep, similar to the era ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1328644/vettel-says-dominance-formula-one-not-turning-fans
  2. News - Asia - SECURITY

    Japan to pledges US$1b for Sahel security, stabilisation

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 01:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Yokohoma, Japan

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yokohoma, Japan Japan said Sunday it would give US$1 billion in aid to help stabilise the Islamist-infested Sahel region of Africa, months after the deaths of 10 ... of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development. “Japan will provide 100 billion yen (US$1 billion) in assistance over five years for the development and stability of the Sahel,” Abe told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1251985/japan-pledges-us1b-sahel-security-stabilisation
  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing denies Xi planned to visit Holocaust Memorial during trip to Europe

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:46pm by Teddy Ng

    ... the nation's atonement for its wartime past. The aim was to contrast Germany's record with Japan's, the report said. Ambassador Shi Mingde told reporters on the sidelines of a Chinese ... the idea of a visit to the memorial because it did not want to be dragged into a dispute between China and Japan. Beijing's already tense relations with Tokyo have increasingly worsened since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1441842/beijing-denies-xi-planned-visit-holocaust-memorial-during-trip-europe
  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama reassures Japan over Diaoyu Islands, but warns against provoking China

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 11:11pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com President reassures Tokyo that US would come to its aid, but warns against provoking China Obama treads carefully in Japan US President Barack Obama yesterday treaded a diplomatic fine line as he reassured Japan that the US would come to its defence over territorial disputes with China, while also calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1496261/obama-reassures-japan-over-islands-warns-against-provoking-china
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japan is back and thriving economically with ambitious plans

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by Shinzo Abe

    ... Shinzo Abe Shinzo Abe says Japan will open its economy further with partnerships with other countries and do more to empower women, while remaining a proactive contributor to peace Making waves US President Barack Obama is visiting Tokyo at a unique moment in my country's history, with Japan's economy moving onto a stable new growth path that will take full advantage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1495190/japan-back-and-thriving-economically-ambitious-plans
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘I am extremely sorry’: Justin Bieber apologises after visit to Japan’s Yasukuni war shrine

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:43pm by AFP

    ... Angela Meng Canadian pop star visits controversial site just days after Japan lawmakers' visit and PM Shinzo Abe's offering caused uproar Justin Bieber sparks controversy with Yasukuni Shrine holiday snaps Teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber tonight apologised for posting photos of himself visiting Japan’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine earlier in the day.  The photos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495112/justin-bieber-sparks-fresh-controversy-yasukuni-shrine-holiday-snaps
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Obama touches down in Japan for first leg of tension-filled Asian tour

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 04:59pm by AFP

    ... towards a dynamic Asia. Obama landed aboard Air Force One to begin a state visit to Japan, which comes as regional tensions boil over maritime territorial disputes and fears that North Korea could ... of Japan’s brutal imperialist past, and shortly after the prime minister made a shrine offering. Days earlier, China seized a huge Japanese freighter over what a Shanghai court says are unpaid bills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495165/obama-arrives-japan-tension-filled-asia-trip
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China, US and Japan need to tone down the rhetoric on island disputes

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by MARK VALENCIA

    ... that Japan has returned to its militant past do not win friends. Indeed the tone and substance of its rhetoric are playing into the US-led public relations campaign painting a picture of a "rogue" China. Now the US and Japan are raising the speciousness of their rhetoric. The most recent cant was US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel's statement in Tokyo warning China against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1495189/china-us-and-japan-need-tone-down-rhetoric-island-disputes
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China blasts Japan's Yasukuni Shrine as 'a liability' after lawmakers' visit

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... have fought for Japan, including several senior military and political figures convicted of war crimes. China and South Korea see the shrine as a symbol of what they say is Japan ... the Yasukuni Shrine is a liability to Japan. Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial war shrine "If Japanese leaders insist on going to the shrine, such 'negative assets' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1494680/japans-neighbours-condemn-lawmakers-visit-yasukuni-shrine
  10. News - Asia

    Japan encourages fathers to take more active role in child care

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 11:06pm by BLOOM

    ... will view taking child care leave differently PROFESSOR MASAKO ISHII-KUNTZ While Tsukagoshi is among a tiny minority in Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants men to take more active roles ... and Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance, have responded with programmes to encourage men to take time off after children are born. Nippon Life, Japan's largest insurer, announced on March 20 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495347/japan-encourages-fathers-take-more-active-role-child-care

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