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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese girl accused of beheading friend has history of violence

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AP

    ... promptly remarried in May. The girl showed up at school for only three days, including the day of the entrance ceremony. A home-room teacher visited her at her apartment every week but the attempt to reach out to her apparently had no effect. Clinical psychologist Hirokazu Hasegawa said: "The mother's death and the father's remarriage immediately afterwards are significant ...

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    More problems hit Japanese minister still smarting from S&M scandal

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... renewed pressure yesterday over his stake in the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that he oversees, just a day after admitting his underlings had spent office cash at a sex bar. ... took the job only a few days ago when predecessor Yuko Obuchi stepped down, stood firm when faced with questions about shares he holds in Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), denying any conflict ...

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    Japan minister in sadomasochism bar scandal hit by fresh allegations

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 02:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... in power company Tepco Japan’s industry minister was under renewed pressure on Friday over his stake in the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that he oversees, just a day after admitting his ... swept to power in December 2012. ““I don’t think there is any problem at all.” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga Industry Minister Yoichi Miyazawa, 64, who only took the job just a few days ...

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    Scandal hits new Japan industry minister after staff visit sadomasochism bar

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... quit after days of allegations she had spent money in what opponents insisted was an attempt to buy votes. The double resignation marked a blow to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ...

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    Two women quit Shinzo Abe's cabinet, dealing blow to reform drive

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:16am by AFP

    ... Industry minister Yuko Obuchi and justice minister Midori Matsushima quit after days of allegations that they had misspent money in what opponents insisted was an attempt to buy votes. Their loss ...

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    Seiji Yoshida's lies about "comfort women" exploited by Japan's right

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by Julian Ryall

    ... eventually began to unravel. Though Yoshida died in 2000, his dodgy testimony is at the heart of a scandal that roils Japan to this day, with two universities last week reporting bomb threats against ... the government of the day insisted it had not been influenced by the testimony of a single individual before drawing up an official apology to the "comfort women" in 1993, it is hard to believe ...

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    Shinzo Abe faces questioning by lawmakers on Japan's change to defence policy

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by KYODO

    ... "The prime minister is stubbornly refusing to discuss important issues," said Banri Kaieda, leader of the opposition Democratic Party of Japan as he kicked off the first day of a question and answer session about Abe's policy speech the day before. "We should discuss in detail what matters to the people and their concerns, such as the issue of the right to collective ...

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    Japan's high-speed Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

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

    ... engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky". Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard ... other museum exhibits. "It was like flying in the sky, it was that kind of feeling," said Araki, the acting director of the museum. "On a clear day, you could see Mount Fuji, ...

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

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

    ... its impressive plume, the eruption was not a major one with lava flow. Yet it proved deadly, because so many people were at the summit on a perfect day to enjoy hiking. The eruption caught ...

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    At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano as rescue search called off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 06:02pm

    ... and hundreds were trapped for hours before descent became possible later in the day. “I felt a hot wind blast against my back and crouched down to the ground,” a man told NTV. “I was sure I was going ...




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