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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Quake measuring 6.8 causes small tsunami on Japan's northeastern shores

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:04pm by AFP

    ... an earthquake that struck near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant yesterday was an aftershock of the quake that sparked 2011's deadly tsunami along the country's northeast ... two hours later. Seismologist Yasuhiro Yoshida of the Japan Meteorological Agency said it was a delayed tectonic reaction to the 9.0-magnitude quake that caused reactors to melt down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552694/quake-measuring-68-causes-small-tsunami-japans-northeastern-shores
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Led by Abe, Japan turns its back on a ground-breaking path of renunciation

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:44pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty says the constitutional reinterpretation extending its military reach is disappointing Led by Abe, Japan turns its back on a radical path of renunciation Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was as good as his word and has pushed through a controversial "reinterpretation" of Japan's so-called peace constitution without the bother ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1551826/led-abe-japan-turns-its-back-ground-breaking-path-renunciation
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s military shift challenged in court by ex-civil servant

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Ex-civil servant files action against Tokyo's move to reinterpret its war-renouncing constitution Court challenge to wider role forJapan's military ... the move violated Japan's pacifist constitution, prompting his writ, believed to be the first such action. "I hope other Japanese people will follow suit and file legal actions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552281/japans-military-shift-challenged-court-ex-civil-servant
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri heads east after hitting Japan’s Kyushu region

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:45am by Associated Press in Kyodo

    ... Associated Press in Kyodo Typhoon predicted to be the strongest to strike Japan in decades to be downgraded to extratropical cyclone status on Friday afternoon after battering southern regions Heavy rain continued to hit wide areas of Japan and affected traffic on Thursday due to typhoon Neoguri making landfall on the southernmost main island of Kyushu earlier in the day before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551746/typhoon-neoguri-heads-east-after-hitting-japans-kyushu-region
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan denies report North Korea handed over list of abductees

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:59pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japan denies truth of media report saying Pyongyang has supplied Tokyo with a list that includes the names of those abducted by North Korea in the past Japan ... abductions in the 1970s and 1980s. Five of them returned to Japan in 2002 following a visit to Pyongyang by then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. What the paper reported did not take place “in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550990/japan-denies-report-n-korea-handed-over-list-abductees
  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Fury as Chinese paper publishes Japan map with mushroom clouds over Hiroshima, Nagasaki

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... published a map of Japan with mushroom clouds rising above Hiroshima and Nagasaki, provoking outrage today from Tokyo’s foreign minister, who is from the first of the cities to be obliterated. ... constitution. The Chongqing Youth Daily, a newspaper linked to the Communist Youth League in the southwestern megacity, last week carried the map in a full-page advertisement under the title “Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549658/japans-foreign-chief-fumes-over-chinese-map-showing-bombed-hiroshima
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia PM denies closer ties with Japan will hurt China relations after Abe visit

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Keen to maintain good relations with regional rivals Japan and China, Australian prime minister denies deals with Tokyo will cause conflict in Beijing ... a better friendship with Japan... but we also want a better friendship with China.” Tony Abbott During the address, the Australian leader honoured the courage of Japanese submariners during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550920/australia-pm-denies-closer-ties-japan-will-hurt-china-relations-after-abe
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Typhoon threatens Japan's major cities A strong typhoon swerved towards Japan's heavily populated central islands yesterday after it slammed through ... heaviest rainfall in a half century, according to the Okinawa government. One of the biggest storms to hit Japan, Neoguri was forecast to reach Kyushu island today. It could then travel across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Oklahoma farmer's lost iPhone returned after journey to Japan

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:18pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tulsa, Oklahoma Phone lost in Oklahoma turns up in Japan US farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, it was returned unscathed after it was found in Japan. Whitney lost his phone in October after it slipped out of his shirt pocket as he was unloading grain from a truck ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550656/oklahoma-farmers-lost-iphone-returned-after-journey-japan
  10. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... brought torrential rain and high winds to Japan's southwestern islands. It could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week. Typhoon Neoguri weakened from its status as a super typhoon but remained intense, with gusts of more than 250km/h. It was powering through the Okinawa island chain, where emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect. Watch: Japan issues highest alert ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549435/super-typhoon-pounds-japan-islands-winds-250kmh

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