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  1. 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
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Halong blamed for 10 deaths and dozens of injuries in Japan

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... the weekend, reports said yesterday. The storm was moving over the Sea of Japan (East Sea), after making landfall on the largest and most populous island of Honshu, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The outer bands of the storm were continuing to lash northern Japan with heavy rain as officials warned of landslides, floods and tornadoes. The agency downgraded the typhoon to a tropical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571531/typhoon-halong-blamed-10-deaths-and-dozens-injuries-japan
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan issues highest typhoon alert as Halong approaches

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Top alert issued as typhoon nears Japan's weather agency yesterday issued its highest alert as Typhoon Halong barrelled towards its southwest, warning ... of southwestern Japan, the agency said. Halong, packing winds of up to 180km/h, was likely to make landfall in southwestern Japan late yesterday or early today, according to the agency. Television footage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570301/japan-issues-highest-typhoon-alert-halong-approaches
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's prime minister repeats call for talks with China during November APEC meeting

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 03:49pm by Associated Press in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    ... in Beijing, he said in Brazil on Saturday Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday reiterated his desire to meet with China’s President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit talks in Beijing in November. “I hope to have a Japan-China summit meeting during the APEC forum in November,” Abe said at a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil when asked about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565555/japanese-prime-minister-repeats-call-talks-china-during-november-apec
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Take full blame for scandal of wartime ‘comfort women’, UN urges Japan

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva UN demands independent inquiry into scandal of 'comfort women', calling on Japan to stop its denials and to refrain from defaming victims Accept fullblame forsex slaves,Tokyo told The United Nations has called on Japan to accept full blame for pressing women from Korea and other Asian nations into sexual slavery in the second world war. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559267/take-full-blame-scandal-wartime-comfort-women-un-urges-japan
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Julian Ryall

    ... ruling Activists, analysts and foreign residents of Japan have reacted with dismay to a decision by the Supreme Court that foreigners with permanent residency are not entitled to welfare benefits. Friday's ruling by the highest court means that even foreign nationals born in Japan, who have spent all their lives in the country and paid their taxes, national insurance premiums ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557063/anger-erupts-over-court-denial-welfare-foreign-permanent-residents-japan
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe says he will see to restart of nuclear power station in southwestern Japan

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japan's prime minister says tells business executives he will ensure nuclear power station is restarted "by some means or other,” despite widespread unease following the Fukushima meltdown Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told business leaders in southwestern Japan that his government will see to it that a nuclear plant in the region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556601/abe-says-he-will-see-nuclear-power-station-restart-southwestern-japan
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s nuclear watchdog gives green light to restart two nuclear reactors

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo First atomic plants get nod to switch back on For the first time since bringing in tougher safety rules last year, Japan’s nuclear regulator has said  two ... meltdown following a 2011 tsunami. NRA officials issued a more-than-400-page report on the Sendai plant in southern Japan, technically giving its operator approval to switch on its reactors. Prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555373/japans-nuclear-watchdog-gives-green-light-restart-two-nuclear-reactors
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan, Britain to launch joint research into fighter jet missile technology

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... for its Patriot system Japan and Britain are to jointly develop missile technology for fighter jets, while Tokyo may also start exporting Japanese-made parts for US surface-to-air missiles, a report said on Thursday. The plan – which comes months after Japan lifted a self-imposed ban on weapons exports – was likely to be approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet at a meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555561/japan-and-britain-launch-joint-research-fighter-jet-missile-technology
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Mixed reaction among Asian people to Shinzo Abe's more muscular Japan

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by AP

    ... low in Japan's two neighbours but many respondents in Vietnam and the Philippines said they trusted the Japanese leader. Abe is "quite well respected in a number of other Asian countries, with half or more in five of 10 trusting him in world affairs", the poll said. In South Korea, which is involved in disputes with Japan over the interpretation of wartime history, 94 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554924/mixed-reaction-among-asian-people-shinzo-abes-more-muscular-japan

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