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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Julian Ryall

    ... from it." The post has generated heated comment. One person wrote: "The sheer pettiness and nastiness of the court's decision just disgusts me." Other posters said ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese woman clings to hope lost sister is alive in North Korea

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... missing persons" says 77 are "strongly suspected" to have been abducted, including Miho Yamamoto. (Yamamoto is the twins' maiden name.) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Crying Japanese politician who became internet sensation to quit over expenditure scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:17pm by Associated Press in Kobe

    ... destinations and his political activities from his personal computer. Nonomura has said he will return the funds that he cannot account for, according to the sources. A civic group in Hyogo is planning ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘I’m putting my life on the line’: Video of Japanese politician crying goes viral

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm

    ... are considered unsightly in a conservative culture that favours quiet, reserved personal styles. Nonomura’s behaviour has been widely seen as extreme, perhaps even a sign of illness. Japanese politicians ...

  5. 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

    ... nationals in North Korea, which is in the Korean language, includes names and personal histories, according to Japanese government officials involved in the talks, the Nikkei said. The Japanese ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan exploiting Asian guest workers, US State Department report says

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:22pm by Julian Ryall

    ... labour". Washington's annual Trafficking in Persons Report, unveiled by Secretary of State John Kerry, ranks Japan in the second tier of countries where trafficking is prevalent, putting ... housing that keeps them in debt", the report said. In some cases, company owners have confiscated trainees' passports and other personal documents, effectively making them illegal aliens ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN heritage body refuses request to preserve letters of kamikaze pilots

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Heritage agency rejects request to preserve suicide fliers' personal documents, which Seoul and Beijing say glorify Japan's war record U.N. snubs kamikaze ... a collection of 333 diaries, final letters, photos and other personal items held by the Chiran Peace Museum, built on the site of a wartime airfield for kamikaze squadrons. "Next year will mark ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fire engulfs Japanese tanker after explosion

    Posted May 29th 2014, 11:19am

    ... Agence France-Presse Seven out of eight Japanese crew accounted for but one more, believed to be captain, missing A 998-tonne oil tanker was listing off the Japanese coast on Thursday after an explosion and subsequent fire that sent towering columns of acrid smoke into the sky. One person was still unaccounted for more than two hours after the accident. The tanker had ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Barack Obama dines with Shinzo Abe at elite sushi restaurant in Tokyo

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... restaurant run by 88-year-old Jiro Ono. The outing was unusually casual by Japanese standards and underscored the effort by both countries to strengthen the personal relationship between Obama ... US$300-per-person set menu of various sushi dishes. The spirit shown here has much in common with the world of the tea ceremony MICHELIN ON SUKIYABASHI JIRO After Obama left the restaurant, Abe told ...




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