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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima operator to cut 1,000 jobs

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:35pm

    ... Japanese utility company operating disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant plans redundancies to cut costs The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant plans to slash more than 1,000 jobs through voluntary retirement in addition to its ongoing streamlining scheme, a business daily said on Saturday. The move is aimed at demonstrating cost-cutting efforts ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Lawnmowers move over as goats cut the grass

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 07:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Goats love to munch on weeds and grass so a Tokyo apartment operator has ditched its mowers and employed the animals instead A Japanese condominium complex has decided to ditch noisy lawnmowers and their paid pushers for a mo ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese politician who handed Emperor Akihito letter receives death threat

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 01:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Letter delivered to controversial anti-nuclear politician Taro Yamamoto's office contained knife and threat to send assassins The Japanese politician roundly criticised for handing Emperor Akihito a letter last month has receive ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tepco should not be in charge of Fukushima decommissioning: Japan panel

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 05:00pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party have suggested responsibility for decommissioning the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant be removed from the Tokyo ... by a panel of Japan’s ruling party. Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has been widely criticised for repeated missteps, poor planning and a lack of disclosure in its efforts to clear up the site ...

  6. News - Asia

    Japan calls China a challenge in outline of national security guideline

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:01pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com Tokyo is drafting its first national security strategy to boost Japan's military force Japan has listed China and North Korea as its security challenges in an outline of its new national security strategy, which should be approved by the end of the year, reported Japanese media on Tuesday. An eight-member panel led by International University of Japan ...

  7. News - China

    Beijing museum unveils ‘evidence’ of forced labour by Japan during second world war

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 03:29pm

    ... giants are major trading partners, their political relationship remains soured by Japan’s brutal occupation before and during the war. They are currently at loggerheads over disputed islands ... forced to work in Japan during the war. “We are going to file lawsuits to the Japanese government to make them admit what they did, apologise and give compensation to the relatives of victims,” ...

  8. News - Asia - LITERATURE

    Japan’s Murakami again favourite for Nobel prize

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese literary superstar Haruki Murakami is favourite for this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, betting odds showed on Friday, after repeatedly being mentioned as a contender for the prestigious global gong. Online bookma ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan premier will not visit controversial war shrine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 09:06am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... sparked controversy by saying Japan should look to Nazi Germany for guidance in changing its pacifist constitution. The decision to stay away from the shrine, also reported by Kyodo news agency, could be seen as part of efforts to avoid further tensions with countries such as China and South Korea, which were victims of Japan’s pre-war and wartime aggression. The shrine honours some 2.5 ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's Aso rejects calls to quit over Nazi comments

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Aso rejects calls to quit over Nazi comments Japan’s gaffe-prone deputy prime minister on Thursday retracted controversial remarks that suggested Tokyo could ... look to the way the Nazis quietly adopted reforms as a guide for how to change its own pacifist constitution. “First, mass media started to make noises [about Japan’s proposed reforms], ...




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