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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Protest lodged with Japan over visit by ministers to Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by AFP, Reuters, KYODO

    ... Agencies in Tokyo and Beijing Pilgrimage by three woman ministers earns Chinese rebuke despite signs of thaw in relations Protest lodged with Japan over shrine visit The Foreign Ministry ... visiting in person to help mend ties with both China and South Korea, which both see the Shinto shrine as a symbol of Japan's past militarism. He outraged Beijing and Seoul when he visited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1619597/protest-lodged-japan-over-visit-ministers-yasukuni-shrine
  2. News - Asia

    Japan said to have floated idea of a negotiated settlement to Diaoyus row

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:52am by Julian Ryall

    ... by the Japanese side, which has previously insisted that the uninhabited islands are an "inherent part of the territory of Japan" and claims that no dispute exists because their sovereignty ... The shrine honours the souls of Japan's war dead, including 14 Class A war criminals, and Beijing was swift to condemn the prime minister's actions. "China expresses serious concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1618699/japan-said-have-floated-idea-negotiated-settlement-diaoyus-row
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's new trade minister Yuko Obuchi 'to quit' over misuse of funds

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo New trade minister 'to quit' over misuse of funds Japan's newly appointed trade and industry minister plans to resign following reports that some of her ... spokesman said he was unaware of any plans by Obuchi to quit. The ministry said later that her visit to central Japan yesterday was cancelled to avoid expected "disorder". No one answered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1619631/japans-new-trade-minister-yuko-obuchi-quit-over-misuse-funds
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China 'seriously concerned' after Japan PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:35am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... and resolutely opposed to the negative tendencies which have appeared in Japan regarding the Yasukuni Shrine," the ministry said in a statement. Abe's move risked complicating his push ... – seen by critics at home and abroad as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism – on Friday, the start of the country’s autumn festival, a witness said. There was no sign of cabinet ministers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1618297/japan-pm-shinzo-abe-risks-chinas-ire-sending-offering-yasukuni-shrine
  5. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Mitsubishi rolls out Japan's first commercial aircraft since 1960s

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Mitsubishi Aircraft unveils regional jet but faces tough battle to take on Brazilian leader Embraer Japan launches first commercial plane since 1960s Mitsubishi Aircraft will roll out Japan's first commercial jet in more than 50 years today, amid doubts its ambition to sell more than 2,000 of the planes can match reality. Developed for US$1.9 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1618698/mitsubishi-rolls-out-japans-first-commercial-aircraft-1960s
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's first female economy minister accused of spending political funds on make-up, gifts

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... rising star and possible future prime minister of Japan- was under fire yesterday over reports she had spent political donations on make-up. The controversy is a blow to the most prominent of a new wave of women ministers. Obuchi was appointed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month as the Japan's first female minister of economy, trade and industry, a powerful portfolio ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1617626/japans-first-female-economy-minister-accused-spending-political-funds-make
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1617304/marussia-rejects-allegations-jules-bianchi-told-go-faster-crash
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1616825/passenger-arrested-hawaii-japan-flight-over-alleged-sexual-assault
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1615901/china-positive-closer-japan-ties-tokyo-official-says
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1615817/tokyo-braces-typhoon-vongfong-after-huge-storm-hits-southern-japan

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