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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Making bouquets last longer: Japanese scientists slow flower ageing

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... be "unrealistic" to modify genes of all kinds of flowers "but we can look for other ways to suppress the target gene... such as making cut flowers absorb a solution that prevents the gene from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546998/making-bouquets-last-longer-japanese-scientists-slow-flower-ageing
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan considering imposing new tax on mobile phones

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01pm by Julian Ryall

    ... "Nevertheless, we must start our investigation from the perspective of crime prevention and dealing with the diffusion of mobile phones among younger and younger users," he said. The suggestion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539852/japan-considering-imposing-new-tax-mobile-phones
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan PM moves closer to winning support for looser limits on military

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:56pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Shinzo Abe's drive to change Japan's constitutional rules that prevent its military from engaging in combat progress with agreement from coalition partner Prime Minister Shinzo Abe moved closer to easing constitutional curbs that have kept Japan’s military from fighting abroad since the second world war after the ruling party’s coalition partner agreed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531540/japan-pm-moves-closer-winning-support-looser-limits-military
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Slasher attacks Japan female pop group AKB48 with saw at fan event

    Posted May 26th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... before they are moved off by security heavies eager to prevent problems and maintain the through-flow. Members must strive constantly for popularity if they wish to retain their spot, and girls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519620/slasher-attacks-japan-female-pop-group-akb48-fan-event
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    115 Japanese stores sharing customers' facial data

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by WASHPOST

    ... supermarkets and convenience stores as an anti-shoplifting measure, without customers' knowledge. Although the images are used mainly to prevent shoplifting, experts and industry bodies say ... separate operators that have installed a shoplifting prevention system that a Nagoya-based software development company had started marketing in October of last year. The stores include major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1466536/115-japanese-stores-sharing-customers-facial-data
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    112,000 chickens destroyed after bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:14am by AGENCIES

    ... farms and testing birds for the virus at other farms. Officials were also setting up areas to disinfect vehicles travelling on major roads around the affected farms to prevent the virus from ... Suga discussed the outbreak with selected ministers, including Agriculture Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi. "The government will take thorough measures to prevent wider infections," Suga ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1481263/112000-chickens-destroyed-after-bird-flu-outbreak
  7. News - China - JAPAN

    Japan warns China that seizure of ship could have consequences

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

    ... navy on Monday visited China for the first time in five years to attend a regional symposium. The gathering in Qingdao is aimed at preventing unintended military clashes in the region- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1493602/japan-warns-china-seizure-ship-could-have-consequences
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten world’s top online marketer of ivory, whale meat

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:48pm by Reuters

    ... "We are committed to promoting policies which will prevent global warming and protect the environment," Rakuten's website says. The firm's claim that it wished to protect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452656/japanese-e-commerce-rakuten-worlds-top-online-marketer-ivory-whale-meat
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan marks third anniversary of tsunami, Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... used to be the town’s disaster prevention centre, where dozens of town employees died in the tsunami. The residents prayed in front of a small table filled with flowers, a Buddha statue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1446139/japan-marks-third-anniversary-tsunami-fukushima-nuclear-crisis
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Recent child abuse cases in Japan 'just the tip of the iceberg', say experts

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the problem is definitely becoming bigger," said Tsuneo Yamamoto, head of the Family Research Division of the Japanese Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. "And we fear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1436658/recent-child-abuse-cases-japan-just-tip-iceberg-say-experts

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