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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Cherry blossoms signal hay fever about to hit one in four Japanese

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... outdoors, such as farmers." Rather than relatively benign cherry blossoms, by far the largest source of pollen is the swathes of man-made woodland that sprang from Japan's post-second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1462757/cherry-blossoms-signal-hay-fever-about-hit-one-four-japanese
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    World's longest-serving death row inmate freed and granted retrial in Japan after 45 years

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... 45 years on death row A man believed to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate was yesterday released and granted a retrial in Japan over murders in 1966. The dramatic move came after doubts emerged about his guilt amid suspicions that police faked evidence. Iwao Hakamada, 78, who was convicted of the murder of his boss and the man's family, has been on death row ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458493/japan-orders-release-longest-held-death-row-inmate
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Eleven dead and 1,200 injured as heavy snow hits Japan

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... In central Aichi prefecture, a 50-year-old man died after his car slipped on the icy road and rammed into an advertisement steel pole, a local rescuer said. Public broadcaster NHK reported at least ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1424485/eleven-dead-and-1200-injured-heavy-snow-hits-japan
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo court awards 5 million yen to family of Ghanaian killed in custody

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:09am by AFP

    ... blaming officials for accidentally killing the man who was restrained with handcuffs and a mouth gag. Tokyo District Court ruled that the family of Abubakar Awudu Suraj- who was awaiting ... officials involved in the man's death. That led to Suraj's widow filing a civil lawsuit and demanding an explanation of how he died as he was being deported for staying in Japan illegally. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452657/tokyo-court-awards-5-million-yen-family-ghanaian-killed-custody
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Beethoven apologises before cameras

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:48am by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Mamoru Samuragochi acknowledges he had worked with collabourator in secret for 18 years The man lauded as “Japan’s Beethoven”, who has admitted he never wrote his compositions, appeared before cameras for the first time since the scandal surfaced – clean-shaven and minus his trademark sunglasses. Mamoru Samuragochi, who used to sport long hair, bowed repeatedly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1442496/japans-beethoven-apologises-cameras
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese drug smugglers use online shoppers as mules

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:33pm by Julian Ryall

    ... been sent. Police recovered the drugs, which were in a cylindrical steel container that was firmly sealed, and arrested three men. After further investigation, the authorities identified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1437576/japanese-drug-smugglers-use-online-shoppers-mules
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Recent child abuse cases in Japan 'just the tip of the iceberg', say experts

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Ignorance, poverty and decline of the nuclear family blamed for rise in violence against children, the true extent of which is unknown Wave of child abuse shocks Japanese Police in Tokyo have arrested a man who poured boiling water on the face of his infant daughter- the latest incident of violence against children shocking a society that has always been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1436658/recent-child-abuse-cases-japan-just-tip-iceberg-say-experts
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Four rescued Japanese scuba divers return home after Indonesia ordeal

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 04:48pm by AFP

    ... “devastated”, a Japanese official on Bali has said. Indonesian police have arrested the captain of a boat that took the group. The man has been named a suspect and is accused of “negligence which caused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432607/four-rescued-japanese-scuba-divers-return-home-after-indonesia-ordeal
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Blame flies over Japan’ s killer snow storm

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:19pm by Julian Ryall

    ... and at least one man froze to death after his car broke down. There was no sense of urgency… It’s really regrettable DPJ LAWMAKER JIN MATSUBARA Thousands of people are still cut off, mostly in isolated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1431320/blame-flies-over-japan-s-killer-snow-storm
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Composer dubbed ‘Japan’s Beethoven’ Mamoru Samuragochi admits he can hear

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:36pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A man dubbed “Japan’s Beethoven”, who admitted someone else wrote his music and came under fire when his ghost composer claimed he could hear perfectly well, apologised on Wednesday, but insisted he used to be deaf. Mamoru Samuragochi said his impairment had improved in recent times but that when he had first paid part-time music school teacher Takashi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1426488/composer-dubbed-japans-beethoven-mamoru-samuragochi-admits-he-can-hear

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