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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan able to aid US ships under attack: minister

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Japan had increased defense spending for the first time in years and was improving its “world-class” missile defense system, setting up amphibious units and strengthening its “maritime forces” ...

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    Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... said. A middle-aged man in the town told public broadcaster NHK that he went out to see a river in the neighbourhood late on Wednesday as he heard what sounded like “an earthquake”. “I saw rocks ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa on alert as ‘once in decades storm’ Super Typhoon Neoguri takes aim

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters

    ... said there is "little chance" that Neoguri- classed by the Observatory as a Super Typhoon due to winds over 185km/h- will hit the city, but residents will feel the impact ...

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    Godzilla geeks up in arms over super-sized Hollywood incarnation

    Posted May 01st 2014, 02:20pm by JULIAN RYALL IN TOKYO

    ... and marshmallows since his previous appearance in the US in 1998. Another asked where the neck had gone. Others put it down to “a lack of exercise” or the creature suffering from middle-age spread. Another ... Godzilla geeks are not convinced that it is fat, not muscle. “It’s not surprising – everyone gets a spare tyre in middle age,” one online poster commented. Godzilla has so far wrought havoc ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Osaka bar owner backed in dancing permit row

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:52pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the elderly," the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said. "Considering these circumstances, it may be advisable to scrap the regulation of dance halls and dance classes. "The law should be revised ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘I am extremely sorry’: Justin Bieber apologises after visit to Japan’s Yasukuni war shrine

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:43pm by AFP

    ... of alcohol. His poorly timed holiday snaps came just days after some 150 Japanese lawmakers sparked outrage by visiting the Tokyo shrine, which critics slam for including the names of 14 Class-A war ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Obama touches down in Japan for first leg of tension-filled Asian tour

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 04:59pm by AFP

    ... of containment Over dinner Obama will likely try to reassure Abe that the US is focused on Asia following its foreign policy “rebalancing” eastwards, analysts say. The Middle East still draws a large ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe heads to Middle East on nuclear safety push

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... heads to the oil-rich Middle East this weekend in his latest push to promote nuclear technology exports, a spokesman said yesterday, despite growing problems at the crippled Fukushima plant. ... infrastructure exports to 35 trillion yen (HK$2.7 trillion) a year by 2020. Abe, a supporter of nuclear power, visited Turkey in May as part of a wider Middle East tour, signing a long-awaited deal ...

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    Japan's indigenous stealth fighter to fly this year amid arms race worries

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to land on Japan's new Hyuga Class "helicopter carriers". Washington is reportedly keen for Japan to buy more Raptors, instead of developing its own aircraft. The ATD-X project ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese military displays a softer side as Shinzo Abe seeks to boost its role

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... and Stability. On the frontline of nurturing friendly ties with citizens is Yukari Miyake, a 27-year-old petty officer third class dubbed the "sole vocalist" of the 230,000-strong SDF. ...




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