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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 02:14pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Warning issued over activity in the Kirishima mountain range on the southwestern island of Kyushu at a volcano less than 100 kilometres from a mothballed nuclear plant ... people in Japan’s worst volcanic disaster in nearly 90 years. Ioyama, a mountain on the southwestern island of Kyushu, has been shaken by small tremors and other signs of rising volcanic activity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1623705/japan-warns-increased-activity-volcano-near-nuclear-plant
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... tiny islands in the East China Sea controlled by Japan but also claimed by Beijing, according to Japanese lawmakers recently in Beijing. Japanese diplomatic experts ruled out such a move but said it was possible the two sides could find a diplomatic formula to “agree to disagree” over the uninhabited islands, known as the Diaoyus in China the Senkakus in Japan. A slowing Chinese ...

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

    Japan 'strongly protests' Russian military exercises on disputed Pacific islands

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 06:39pm by Reuters

    ... against Russian military exercises on northern Pacific islands that it also claims and which have been at the root of strained relations between the two countries since the end of the second world war. The exercises on the islands are a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to court resource-rich Russia and keep the door open to dialogue with Moscow, despite the Ukraine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572923/japan-strongly-protests-against-russian-exercises-disputed-isles
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... was amiss with Yoshida's accounts. In interviews with residents of Jeju Island, off the south coast of South Korea and where Yoshida had been stationed, they could find no-one who recalled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1614619/seiji-yoshidas-lies-about-comfort-women-exploited-japans-right
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Phanfone heads out to sea after leaving at least one dead in Japan

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 10:17am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... their homes before it headed out to sea. Three US servicemen were swept away by high waves lashing the southwestern island of Okinawa on Sunday as Typhoon Phanfone approached. One was found dead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1610535/least-one-dead-typhoon-phanfone-lashes-japan-closing-tokyo
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan seeks its own early-warning aircraft

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... countries. The two nations are at odds over the Japan-controlled, China-claimed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. China calls the uninhabited islands Diaoyu. They have also conflicted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597600/japan-seeks-its-own-early-warning-aircraft
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo seeks US military guarantee to protect unspecified ‘remote islands’

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:34pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japanese government seeks specific guarantees over protection for remote islands- thought to be the disputed Senkaku or Diaoyus chain Tokyo presses U.S. over islands ... calls its "remote islands", as the two nations revise their defence pact. Japan and the US have started the process of rewriting their guidelines for Japan-US defence cooperation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554274/diaoyus-their-minds-tokyo-seeks-us-military-guarantee-protect-remote
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... seabed deposits dredged up from the seabed close to the island of Minami-Torishima contain high concentrations of rare earth minerals such as dysprosium and terbium, used in liquid crystal ... Under the terms of the UN granting Japan control over the areas, Tokyo is now permitted to carry out “the establishment and use of artificial islands, installations and structures.” Concerned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1590823/japan-pacific-claims-fuelled-natural-resources-hunt-and-china-navy-expansion
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan extends its sea territory by 177,000 sq km in line with UN ruling

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:09pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the right to file a new request for control over the area with the UN committee, it has no plans to do so immediately. A further two regions, the Ogasawara Plateau and the Minami-Iwo Island region ... from the tiny island of Okinotorishima. Some 1,740km distant from Tokyo, the uninhabited island is the most southerly Japanese island. Halfway between Guam and Taiwan, it is little more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589572/japan-extends-its-sea-territory-177000-sq-km-line-un-ruling
  10. 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 Okinawa, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power and injuring at least 30 people. Typhoon Neoguri left toppled trees, flooded cars and bent railings on the island chain, which experienced its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands

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