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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan 'strongly protests' Russian military exercises on disputed Pacific islands

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 06:39pm by Reuters

    ... against Russian military exercises on northern Pacific islands that it also claims and which have been at the root of strained relations between the two countries since the end of the second world ... islands, which Tokyo claims. It also claims Shikotan island and the Habomai islet group. Abe has made an effort to improve Japan's ties with Russia- a key aspect of his diplomacy. His ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572923/japan-strongly-protests-against-russian-exercises-disputed-isles
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China 'seriously concerned' after Japan PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:35am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... for a meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping to improve frayed ties between the world’s second- and third-biggest economies. A group of other Japanese lawmakers paid their respects at the shrine ... at an Asia-Pacific leaders summit in Beijing. Signs of a thaw have been growing, a reflection of the recognition on both sides that the chill was bad for business as well as raising the risk of an unintended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1618297/japan-pm-shinzo-abe-risks-chinas-ire-sending-offering-yasukuni-shrine
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe seeks to move on from cabinet scandals but foes scent blood

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by JULIA RYALL

    ... the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal and are likely to vigorously support the prime minister in his political agenda. Interestingly, both are also apparently keen to improve Japan's ties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1621620/shinzo-abe-seeks-move-cabinet-scandals-foes-scent-blood
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US Osprey planes in tsunami drill despite Japanese protests

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:10am by AFP

    ... and Japanese and US troops- took part in the drill designed to test readiness against a massive earthquake and tsunami off the Pacific coast. Twenty-six 26 aircraft were deployed in the operation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1620076/us-osprey-planes-tsunami-drill-despite-japanese-protests
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet below 50pc

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:10am by AP

    ... Agencies in Tokyo Backing for premier's cabinet drops to below 50pc amid growing questions over financial misuse by groups linked to trade minister Support for Abe falls as tax plan ... September. The poll was conducted Saturday and yesterday amid growing questions over the financial reports of political groups associated with Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi and the alleged misuse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1620075/support-japanese-prime-minister-shinzo-abes-cabinet-below-50pc
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Man sentenced to two years in jail in Japan for making guns with 3D printer

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

    ... when a Texas-based group, Defense Distributed, posted blueprints for a fully functional 3D-printed firearm: a single-shot pistol made almost entirely out of hard polymer plastic. In December ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1620813/man-sentenced-two-years-jail-japan-making-guns-3d-printer
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... wing at home, and by governments in parts of Asia that had felt the full force of imperial Japan's adventures in the early decades of the 20th century. Here was a man who had overcome his ... in August 1992. "It may be the worst abuse of human rights in Asia in this century." The second book ultimately proved to be his downfall, however, as Japanese historians pored over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1614619/seiji-yoshidas-lies-about-comfort-women-exploited-japans-right
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's new trade minister Yuko Obuchi 'to quit' over misuse of funds

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... support groups misused political funds, Japanese media said. Yuko Obuchi, the 40-year-old daughter of a former premier, had told people close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that she planned ... the phone at her political office. Weekly magazine Shukan Shincho reported that two political support groups in Obuchi's constituency had spent some 26 million yen (HK$1.9 million) on theatre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1619631/japans-new-trade-minister-yuko-obuchi-quit-over-misuse-funds
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... a staggering 300 trillion yen (HK$21.75 trillion) are believed to lie on or below the seabed in the vast tracts of the Pacific Ocean that Japan will incorporate into its exclusive economic zone from ... – in large part due to objections raised by China and North Korea – preliminary research in the Pacific suggests that the region holds a treasure trove of resources, including vast amounts of rare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1590823/japan-pacific-claims-fuelled-natural-resources-hunt-and-china-navy-expansion
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's first female economy minister accused of spending political funds on make-up, gifts

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... in a boutique run by her sister's husband, the report said, citing receipts it had obtained. Other reports claimed a separate Obuchi group had spent 26 million yen on theatre tickets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1617626/japans-first-female-economy-minister-accused-spending-political-funds-make

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