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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Luck and instinct determined fate of hikers on Japan's killer volcano

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... to inform authorities of a woman with a leg injury she saw along the way. Dozens of people were crammed inside lodges as the rocks hammered down, some smashing through the ceilings, walls ...

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    Japan's high-speed Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... but construction was halted in 1943 as funds ran out. The idea was revived in the 1950s, but many questioned the wisdom of such a costly project, particularly with the expansion of air travel and highways. ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Making a mint abroad: Japan Mint turns to overseas markets

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:16am by Julian Ryall

    ... for quality. "The Japan Mint has exerted great efforts to receive orders for coins from foreign currency authorities in recent years," said Izumi. "Our production technologies, such as those to provide latent images and the helically milled edge that have been applied to the 500 yen coin, are greatly admired in the world." Since 2008, three coins produced by the mint have ...

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    Fukushima still a hazard due to melting ice plug, operator admits

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:31pm by Julian Ryall

    ... turbine building, in an effort to freeze a section of the passage. As well as stopping more water seeping into the basement, the scheme would have permitted the removal and treatment, either ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan seeks its own early-warning aircraft

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Military seeks funds for early warning aircraft Japan's defence ministry wants to develop its own early warning aircraft, replacing US-made planes as the Chinese and Russian air forces grow more assertive, a report said yesterday. The ministry had asked for an initial 80 million yen (HK$5.69m) from the finance ministry for the next fiscal year ...

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    Japan's sacred Mount Fuji risks turning into trash mountain

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:51pm by Julian Ryall

    ... plastic drinks bottles, plastic bags, cigarette butts and other debris litter pathways. Prefectural authorities have made efforts to encourage people to not discard their refuse on the mountain and installed rubbish bins at the rest stations that dot the zig-zag paths to the top of the 3,776-metre peak. Toilet facilities have long been a problem on the hiking routes and authorities have ...

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    Japanese yakuza boss arrested for brutal 1998 killing

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by AFP

    ... sharking, protection rackets and white-collar crime. The gangs, which themselves are not illegal, have historically been tolerated by the authorities, although in recent years, efforts have been made to choke off their sources of funding. Kudokai is one of the largest yakuza crime syndicates in the Kyushu region of western Japan. It is acknowledged by local governments ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Monsters called Yokai move in on Pokemon's turf in Japan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... "It's becoming like a second Pokemon," he said. Matt Alt, a pop-culture commentator who co-authored Yokai Attack!, a book detailing the monsters and spooks of Japanese popular culture, says ...

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    In new tack, Japanese police target teens selling sex, not their customers

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to pay for the company of a teenage girl, as well as the appetite of minors for brand-name goods and accessories and, consequently, the funds to buy them, Japanese authorities passed strict new ... officers using these tactics took into custody 220 girls under the age of 18. Instead of arresting first-time offenders, however, the police are providing "cyber correctional guidance", ...

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    Christine Lagarde backs Shinzo Abe’s plan for women to lift Japan economy

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, told the Tokyo meeting. "What about Japan? Here, we have shown through our study that gradually raising the female labour force to the average ...




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