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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

    ... Michael Hiltzik Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Stranahan New Press 4 stars Michael Hiltzik On March 18, 2011, a team from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) gathered in Tokyo. Seven days earlier, a ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - JAPAN

    Book review: Bending Adversity, by David Pilling

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

    ... Julian Ryall Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival by David Pilling Penguin Julian Ryall 4 stars Every nation inevitably experiences adversity- natural or inflicted on the populace by internal or external forces. But Japan always seems to face ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japanese Supreme Court rules that a Chinese permanent resident is not entitled to payouts even though she has paid taxes all her life Foreigners riled over welfare ... throughout her life. In the first ruling of its kind, the Supreme Court stated that, from a legal standpoint, permanent foreign residents do not qualify for public assistance because ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Making bouquets last longer: Japanese scientists slow flower ageing

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... for the short shelf-life of flowers in one Japanese variety of morning glory. Morning glory is the popular name for hundreds of species of flowering plants whose short-lived blooms usually unfold early ... hours," he said. "We have concluded that the gene is linked to petal ageing. The finding could lead to developing methods to extend the life of cut flowers." Shibuya said it would ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Ageing politicians look to lead the young with Next Generation Party

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:01pm by AFP

    ... the present row over their ownership with China, which claims them under the name Diaoyus. Japanese public life is largely dominated by older men, whose conservative views on gender and equality were ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo lawmaker Akihiro Suzuki apologises for sexist taunts

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:27pm by AFP

    ... positions in Japanese public life, 51-year-old Akihiro Suzuki said he had yelled, "Why don't you get married?" at the opposition assemblywoman. The episode last Wednesday has ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan PM moves closer to winning support for looser limits on military

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:56pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... in cases where an attack on another country threatens Japan’s existence and fundamentally undermines the people’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – a de facto recognition ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan police get arrest warrant over body-in-post killing

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:25am

    ... Agence France-Presse Package containing body of missing Rika Okada, 29, said to contain a life-sized doll was sent 400km across country without arousing suspicions of postal workers Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a woman for allegedly using the passport of a nurse whose body was posted across Japan in a box marked “doll”, an official said Wednesday. ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese pop group AKB48 cancels fan events after saw-wielding man injures two idols and employee

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... suffered a broken hand. All three were still in hospital yesterday, but their injuries were not life-threatening, the group's organiser said on its official blog. The AKB operator announced ...




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