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  1. 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
  2. News - Asia - NATURAL DISASTER

    Japan landslide death toll could double as number missing rises to 51

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:35pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Death toll stands at 39 following landslides near Hiroshima on Wednesday The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, ... but which occurs naturally in this part of Japan. Geologists say the rock is so weathered that it easily fractures into smaller chunks and becomes fragile when waterlogged. Forecaster said heavy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1579120/japanese-fear-landslide-death-toll-could-double-number-missing-rises
  3. Business - Economy

    Rebound in exports lifts Japan's economic hopes

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Rebound in Japan's exports lifts hopes Japan's exports rose last month for the first time in three months in a tentative sign that demand overseas is starting to recover, which could raise hopes that exports can offset a slump in consumer spending. The export data will be a relief for the Bank of Japan, which has based its economic growth and inflation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1578043/rebound-exports-lifts-japans-economic-hopes
  4. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Japan's contemporary history told through photography

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... the 1970s to the Present" is a travelling show that makes use of the collection of The Japan Foundation, which co-presents it with the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1577550/japans-contemporary-history-told-through-photography
  5. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Soundpocket's Around Sound Art Festival extends its reach to Japan

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... in 2009, the local sound art outfit will be taking part of its Around Sound Art Festival to Amino, a small town outside Kyoto, Japan. Twenty enthusiasts will attend a weekend retreat at the end ... Australian Michael Graeve and Tetsuya Umeda from Japan will fly in for the event to create installations that will be positioned next to works by Paolo Piscitelli and Phill Niblock at the Kwun Tong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1574241/soundpockets-around-sound-art-festival-extends-its-reach-japan
  6. Business - Companies

    Japan's JX eyes Indonesia, Vietnam for refining push

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Indonesia, Vietnam in JX sights for refiners Japan's biggest oil refiner, JX Nippon Oil & Energy, is looking at building refineries and petrol stations in Indonesia and Vietnam as fuel consumption slumps at home, in what would be its first major downstream oil investment in Asia outside Japan. The two markets are the most promising locations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1577236/japans-jx-eyes-indonesia-vietnam-refining-push
  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US military advised against troops visiting Japan's war-linked shrine

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:41am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo US military leaders in Japan advised against a planned visit by some of their troops to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo in early April, before US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Japanese capital, apparently out of consideration to South Korea and China, a US military source said on Saturday. US Forces Japan headquarters warned against the visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575321/us-military-advised-against-troops-visiting-japans-war-linked-shrine
  8. Sport - China - VOLLEYBALL

    'Tired' China lose again as Japan snatch Macau leg of World Grand Prix

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 10:39pm

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Macau kinwa.chan@scmp.com Mainlanders unable to match fresher Japanese this time around but still qualify for Tokyo finals Japan snatch Macau leg as 'tired' China lose again Japan claimed honours in the Macau leg of the women's World Grand Prix series on Sunday after pulling off a 3-1 win over China in the last match of the three-day tournament. Led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1575612/tired-china-lose-again-japan-snatch-macau-leg-world-grand-prix
  9. News - Asia

    Shinzo Abe down to his last arrow in plan to revive Japan's economy

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:19pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... to his last arrow After Shinzo Abe was elected prime minister in 2012, Tomonobu Kumahira, a college student from Japan, thought he wouldn't last long. After all, prime ministers have short ... Kumahira hopes Japan can stop the revolving door of leaders that has paralysed the country's politics and prevented the world's third-biggest economy from playing a bigger role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573775/shinzo-abe-down-his-last-arrow-plan-revive-japans-economy
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan 'strongly protests' Russian military exercises on disputed Pacific islands

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 06:39pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Exercises put pressure on Tokyo, which is seeking energy from its giant neighbour Japan slams Russian drills on seized isles Japan "strongly protested" yesterday ... crisis. The dispute over the islands, which Russia seized from Japan in the waning days of the second world war, has also prevented the two countries from signing a formal peace treaty. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572923/japan-strongly-protests-against-russian-exercises-disputed-isles

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