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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese yakuza boss arrested for brutal 1998 killing

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

    ... The yakuza occupy a grey area in Japan's usually law-abiding society. Like the Italian mafia and Chinese triads, they engage in activities ranging from gambling, drugs and prostitution to loan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590372/japanese-yakuza-boss-arrested-brutal-1998-killing
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese defence minister and US ambassador agree to ease Okinawa’s burden

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:55pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... that hosts the US Marines’ Iwakuni Air Station – to meet with local leaders. During talks with Governor Tsugumasa Muraoka and Iwakuni Mayor Yoshihiko Fukuda, Suga said the central government intends to consider “necessary steps” for prefectures where defence facilities are located, a reference to the central government’s subsidy programme for municipalities affected by the broader realignment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595404/japanese-defence-minister-and-us-ambassador-agree-ease-okinawas-burden
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... then that would give an additional 4 per cent on the top." Abe wants women to occupy 30 per cent of senior positions by 2020, an ambitious jump from the current 11 per cent, one of the lowest among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591186/christine-lagarde-backs-shinzo-abes-plan-women-lift-japan-economy
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Emperor Hirohito cautioned against second world war, says new official history

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:27pm by AFP

    ... and occupation of China, which Chinese sources claim cost up to 20 million lives, would not have happened without at least tacit approval from him. When Japan surrendered in 1945, the US-led occupying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1588599/japanese-emperor-cautioned-against-second-world-war-according-official-history
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo closes Yoyogi Park amid dengue fever outbreak

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 02:42pm by AP and Kyodo

    ... in central Tokyo, according to the health ministry. The exception is a man in his 30s from Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry said. It said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585832/tokyo-closes-yoyogi-park-amid-dengue-fever-outbreak
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Explosion at Nippon Steel plant plagued by series of accidents

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Explosion at steel plant plagued by accidents At least 13 people were injured yesterday in an explosion at a steel plant in central Japan, an official said, the latest in a series of accidents at the site. Television pictures showed clouds of black smoke billowing from the Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal facility in Tokai, where 3,000 employees were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584575/explosion-nippon-steel-plant-plagued-series-accidents
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Typhoon threatens Japan's major cities A strong typhoon swerved towards Japan's heavily populated central islands yesterday after it slammed through Okinawa, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power and injuring at least 30 people. Typhoon Neoguri left toppled trees, flooded cars and bent railings on the island chain, which experienced its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... with young Japanese and performance artists. The park, one of the largest open spaces in central Tokyo, is thought to be the source of the disease, which is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582860/japan-confirms-first-dengue-fever-outbreak-1945-may-have-affected-20
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan urged to stick to history after Shinzo Abe sent message about wartime criminals

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:32pm by AP

    ... China and South Korea yesterday urged Japan to stick to history and reflect on its wartime aggression after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honouring more than 1,000 second world war-era war criminals, praising their contributions. Abe sent the message in April to a ceremony at the Koyasan Buddhist temple in central Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581563/japan-urged-stick-history-after-shinzo-abe-sent-message-about-wartime
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo lawmaker Akihiro Suzuki apologises for sexist taunts

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:27pm by AFP

    ... responsible for a sexist taunt shouted at a young assemblywoman in a debate on motherhood. In a case that has cast a harsh spotlight on the attitudes of many of the older men who occupy senior ... The object of his taunts was Ayaka Shiomura, 35, who was questioning senior figures in the Tokyo city administration on plans to help mothers when abuse erupted from seats occupied by Liberal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539081/tokyo-lawmaker-akihiro-suzuki-apologises-sexist-taunts

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