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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 - Yasukuni Shrine

    Japan Prime Minister Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war shrine, but skips visit

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:25am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Toyko Japan’s Shinzo Abe offered a gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine on Monday, but reportedly plans to stay away during the spring festival, ... on December 26, sparking fury in Asia and earning him a diplomatic slap on the wrist from the United States, which said it was “disappointed”. Yasukuni Shrine honours Japan’s war dead, including some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1493430/japanese-prime-ministr-abe-sends-offering-yasukuni-war-shrine
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan expands military footprint for first time in 40 years, risking angering China

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yonaguni Radar station marks first military advance in over 40 years- and risks angering Beijing Tokyo arms new island base near the Diaoyus Japan began its first military ... in a dispute with Tokyo over the nearby Diaoyu Islands- known as the Senkakus in Japan- which they both claim. Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera, who attended a ceremony on Yonaguni island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489616/japan-expands-military-footprint-first-time-40-years-risking-angering
  6. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Japan, US to boost sea surveillance for Asean, says report

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 07:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Japanese newspaper report says Japan and the United States will pledge to jointly help Southeast Asian nations boost their marine surveillance capabilities, a Japanese newspaper said on Saturday, as tensions over territorial disputes in the region simmer. US President Barak Obama will discuss the issue with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to Japan next week. A deal is expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489520/japan-us-boost-sea-surveillance-asean-says-report
  7. News - Asia - LITERATURE

    New collection of Haruki Murakami short stories hits Japan bookshops

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Murakami fans queue for release of short stories Haruki Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years hit the shelves in Japan yesterday with some excited fans queuing for the midnight launch. Around 70 fans took part in a countdown ceremony at Kinokuniya bookstore in Tokyo's entertainment and shopping district of Shinjuku, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1487484/new-collection-haruki-murakami-short-stories-hits-japan-bookshops
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's indigenous stealth fighter to fly this year amid arms race worries

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... of stealth fighter jet this year A prototype of Japan's first domestically produced stealth fighter will get airborne before the end of the year, a significant development in Tokyo's ... Japan GO ITO, MEIJI UNIVERSITY The single-seat, fifth-generation fighter- which has the unofficial name "Shinshin", meaning "Spirit of God"- bears a resemblance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1484605/japans-indigenous-stealth-fighter-fly-year-amid-arms-race-worries
  9. Business - Economy

    Business sentiment up in Japan but outlook clouded by sales-tax rise

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Confidence suggests sales tax increase may have less impact on growth than first predicted Sentiment in Japan up but outlook cloudy Confidence at Japanese manufacturers ... increase may be less pronounced than thought. The monthly Reuters Tankan, which closely correlates with the Bank of Japan's tankan survey, gives an early glimpse of business morale after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1486378/business-sentiment-japan-outlook-clouded-sales-tax-rise
  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan official heads to Seoul for talks on 'comfort women'

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan, S Korea discuss wartime sex slavery South Korea and Japan held rare high-level talks yesterday on the sensitive issue of wartime sex slavery, which has contributed to a freeze in diplomatic ties. Kyodo cited an unnamed government official as saying that Japan would indicate it was mulling an official apology and money for the so-called comfort women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1484007/japan-official-heads-seoul-talks-comfort-women

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