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  1. Lifestyle - Books - JAPAN

    Book review: Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster, by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Stranahan

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by NYT

    ... On March 18, 2011, a team from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) gathered in Tokyo. Seven days earlier, a magnitude-9 quake had rattled a complex of six nuclear power plants known as Fukushima Daiichi. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1448550/book-review-fukushima-story-nuclear-disaster-david-lochbaum-edwin
  2. Lifestyle - Books - JAPAN

    Book review: Bending Adversity, by David Pilling

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Every nation inevitably experiences adversity- natural or inflicted on the populace by internal or external forces. But Japan always seems to face them on a grand scale. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1437135/book-review-bending-adversity-david-pilling
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's young face an increasingly bleak future

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:35am by AP

    ... peak in the late 1980s. "Child care, elder care, social welfare are all going to be even bigger burdens for us." Due to low birth rates and increased life expectancy, Japan's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1648716/japans-young-face-increasingly-bleak-future
  4. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan maintains upbeat position amid recession woes

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 07:13am by Reuters

    ... Yoshiki Shinke, chief economist at Dai-ichi Life Research Institute. Shinke is among a growing number of analysts who see the economy shrinking in the year to March 2015, and he now projects a 0.8 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1644120/bank-japan-maintains-upbeat-position-amid-recession-woes
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese court orders payment to parents of HK$4m over suicide of overworked son

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 11:30pm by AFP

    ... officials to pay 58 million yen to the parents of the man, who was 24 when he took his own life in November 2010. The employee began working for Sun Challenge in 2007 and was appointed restaurant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1633022/japanese-court-orders-payment-parents-hk4m-over-suicide-overworked-son
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘I’m putting my life on the line’: Video of Japanese politician crying goes viral

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm

    ... sometimes sobbing so loud he was shouting. “I’m putting my life on the line.” A YouTube clip of the video drew nearly 1.8 million views, as of Thursday. Watch: Viral video of Japanese politician ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545554/im-putting-my-life-line-video-japanese-politician-crying-goes-viral
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe seeks to move on from cabinet scandals but foes scent blood

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by JULIA RYALL

    ... scrutiny, the scandals have given new life to an old Japanese proverb. "Don't straighten your crown under a plum tree," Miyazawa said, quoting a saying that means even an innocent act ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1621620/shinzo-abe-seeks-move-cabinet-scandals-foes-scent-blood
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Religious rites for the dead in Japan changing with the times

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:51am by KYODO

    ... on new life in Japan Funeral services in Japan, usually performed by Buddhist priests, are taking on new forms as bonds with family temples loosen. Facilitating the changes are some ... in the charnel house, said: "When I read about her life, it reminds of her and brings a lump to my throat." GLA scatters the ashes of the departed to "return" them to nature after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1609757/religious-rites-dead-japan-changing-times
  9. 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

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Powerful typhoon strikes Japan claiming after claiming one life as heavy rains and high winds cause flight delays and chaos for commuters before it headed east out to sea A typhoon lashed Japan with torrential rain on Monday after killing at least one person, forcing the cancellation of flights and prompting warnings to more than 200,000 people to evacuate ...

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

    Volcano erupts in central Japan, injuries reported and 250 left stranded

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 02:52pm by AP

    ... it sprang to life as around 250 people were trying to scale its peak. Four people were buried by the ash, with one having been dug out, Kyodo News reported. "I first thought it was thunder ... the eruption spoke of their relief. "I escaped with my life," a local resident told NHK. "Immediately after I saw the eruption, I rushed away but I was soon covered with ash." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1601669/volcano-erupts-japan-injuries-reported

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