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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Chinese tourism to Japan bounces back after diplomatic tensions

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:17pm by KYODO

    ... jumped 56.5 per cent from a year earlier to 253,900 in August, mainly due to 14 port calls to Japan by large cruise ships and chartered flights to Hokkaido, Okinawa and Niigata prefectures. ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan launches whaling 'research' hunt in its coastal waters

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 02:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Whalers begin coastal 'research' hunt Whaling ships left Hokkaido yesterday to start the seasonal "research" hunt in Pacific coastal waters. Japan's Fisheries Agency has said whalers planned to kill up to 51 minke whales off Kushiro before the end of next month. Japan has hunted whales under a loophole in the 1986 global ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan able to aid US ships under attack: minister

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

    ... to the aid of a US naval ship under attack, Tokyo’s defense minister said Friday. In a visit to Washington, Itsunori Onodera cited the hypothetical scenario as he sought to explain the Japanese government’s controversial decision to ease decades-long restrictions on the country’s military. If US warships were sent to defend Japan, and those ships were attacked, the Japanese “constitution ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Record HK$413 billion defence budget sought by Japanese government

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 06:51pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... coastguard ships and military jets increasing activity in the area, Japan's defence ministry wants to buy six F-35 stealth fighters and 20 P-1 patrol planes. It is also seeking 64.4 billion yen ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify their mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... the idea of glorifying our mission," the former navy pilot said of young men ordered to crash their planes into allied ships. "Japan could go to war again if our leaders are all like Abe. ... powered by rocket engines that would run just long enough to send them spiralling into enemy ships. "It is nonsense to ask why we obeyed orders and why we had to die- there was no room ...

  6. News - China - JAPAN

    Japan warns China that seizure of ship could have consequences

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 05:12pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo warned on Monday that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-war debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the very basis ... and Hong Kong media said the seizure was related to a verdict by a court in Shanghai that said Mitsui must pay about 2.9 billion yen (HK$219 million) in relation to the leasing of two ships nearly ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan, Britain to launch joint research into fighter jet missile technology

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... in April approved a new policy that replaces its 1967 blanket ban on shipping arms overseas, the Mainichi said. Under the new rules, weapon sales are still banned to conflict-plagued countries ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fire engulfs Japanese tanker after explosion

    Posted May 29th 2014, 11:19am

    ... unloaded its cargo of crude oil and was stationary close to the coast of Hyogo prefecture, around 450km west of Tokyo, when the explosion happened. Akihiro Komura, an official from Syoho Shipping, a Hiroshima-based shipping firm that owns the vessel, said that seven of the eight Japanese crew were accounted for, but the fate of the captain was not yet known. “The ship unloaded crude oil at a port ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan to lift some North Korea sanctions amid report of surviving abductees

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 10:20am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... port calls by North Korean ships for humanitarian purposes, when the investigation was launched. Pyongyang, however, has a history of reneging on deals. It admitted in 2002 to kidnapping 13 ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese lawmakers push for Russia-Japan natural gas pipeline

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:25pm by BLOOM

    ... gas imports, according to the Ministry of Finance. The country could lower its energy bill by getting gas directly by pipeline rather than more-expensive LNG, which is shipped by tankers, ...




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