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  1. Sport - Other Sport

    Marussia rejects allegations Jules Bianchi told to go faster before crash in Japan

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 12:36am

    ... driver Jules Bianchi had ignored warning flags and been told to go faster by the Formula One team before he crashed and suffered critical head injuries in Japan. The British-based team issued ... in hospital in Japan after his car aquaplaned off the track and into a recovery tractor that was removing Sutil’s car. ...

  2. News - World

    Passenger arrested over alleged sexual assault on Hawaii-Japan flight

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:12am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Honolulu A Japan Airlines flight had to return to Honolulu after a male passenger sexually assaulted a female passenger in the airplane’s bathroom, the FBI said. FBI ... a woman, according to an FBI affidavit. The woman, who was returning home to Japan with her mother after a four-day vacation in Hawaii, went to use the restroom about an hour and 45 minutes after ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China 'positive' on closer Japan ties, Tokyo official says

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:00am by KYODO

    ... stance towards resuming exchanges with Japan's parliament, despite prolonged soured relations between the two countries, according to a Japanese official. The willingness to resume dialogue was expressed during a meeting in Beijing between senior National People's Congress officials and a Japanese delegation led by Ichiro Aisawa, a lawmaker in Japan's governing Liberal Democratic ...

  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Tokyo braces for Typhoon Vongfong after huge storm hits southern Japan

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Scores injured and at least one Chinese person missing as storm slams into southern Japan amid fears the capital could be hit early today Tokyo braces for Typhoon Vongfong Hundreds of flights have been grounded in Japan as Typhoon Vongfong barrelled into the main islands and headed towards Tokyo. The season's 19th typhoon, which had already ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Seiji Yoshida's lies about "comfort women" exploited by Japan's right

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by Julian Ryall

    ... 'Professional liar' a tool for Japan's right When Seiji Yoshida first bared his tortured soul about his actions in Korea during the second world war, he was acclaimed as a hero by the left wing at home, and by governments in parts of Asia that had felt the full force of imperial Japan's adventures in the early decades of the 20th century. Here was a man who had overcome his ...

  6. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Half million flee Cyclone Hudhud in India and Typhoon Vongfong in Japan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Hyderabad Mass evacuations as widespread damage is feared across countries in paths of Cyclone Hudhud and Typhoon Vongfong Huge storms wreak havoc in India and Japan ... and slammed into the southern city of Visakhapatnam, one of two storms pounding Asia yesterday. In Japan, at least 35 people were injured as Typhoon Vongfong, packing winds of up to 180km/h and heavy ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left field: Hong Kong seem fated always to be second to Japan in Asian rugby

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 09:30pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... the elite training academy – should we be satisfied with playing second best to Japan again? If you are the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, the answer is yes. Chief executive Vern Reid says "winning a silver medal is hardly second best in my view". We have to accept the grim truth that when it really matters, Japan come up trumps Reid goes on to say if Hong Kong had lost to Japan ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    EU, Japan pressure UN for sanctions on North Korea

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York The European Union and Japan are encouraging the UN Security Council to follow the recommendations of a groundbreaking inquiry into North Korea's human ... it will submit its own draft resolution on human rights. The letter says the EU-Japan resolution "immediately means confrontation," and it says Pyongyang's own draft will include a mention ...

  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan removes geographical limits on defence ties with United States

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Japan expands defence scope with US Japan is set to remove geographical limits on its defence partnership with the US as the countries seek to bolster security cooperation amid China's military assertiveness. New guidelines on US-Japan defence cooperation should emphasise the global nature of the alliance and coordination with other regional partners, ...

  10. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan machinery orders rise but doubts about economy remain

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Analysts say increased spending on factories and equipment may not be enough to bolster growth amid ultra-loose economic policy Japan machinery orders rise, but doubts remain Japan's leading gauge of capital spending rose for a third consecutive month in August, in a tentative sign firms are investing their profits in factories and equipment that could ...




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