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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

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Exercises put pressure on Tokyo, which is seeking energy from its giant neighbour Japan slams Russian drills on seized isles Japan "strongly protested" yesterday ... told reporters. Japan lodged a "strong protest" at the Russian embassy in Tokyo, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement, calling the exercises "extremely ...

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

    Japan protests to South Korean hotel over cancellation of military reception

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:10pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Japan protests overSeoul hotel cancellation Japan's government has complained to a hotel in Seoul after it cancelled a reception planned for yesterday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Japan's self-defence forces. The Lotte hotel decided not to host the event because there were fears protests could erupt near the venue during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552285/japan-protests-south-korean-hotel-over-cancellation-military-reception
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Controversy engulfs Japan's NHK over failure to cover pacifist fire protest

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:19am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo National broadcaster won’t comment on decision not to report on man who set himself alight to protest reinterpretation of constitution to allow troops to fight overseas Broadcaster dismisses questions on impartiality Japan’s national broadcaster has dismissed queries about the impartiality of its news coverage after failing to report on a protester who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549425/controversy-engulfs-japans-nhk-over-failure-cover-pacifist-protester-who
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Pacifist sets himself on fire in Tokyo protest against Japan defence policy changes

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Witnesses say man denounced plan to change self-defence policy before bursting into flames Pacifist protester sets himself on fire in Tokyo A man in Japan set himself on fire at a busy intersection in Tokyo yesterday in an apparent protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to ease limits of the country's pacifist constitution. Japan is poised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543273/man-sets-himself-fire-protest-against-japan-defence-policy-changes
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe’s Yasukuni Shrine offering angers China and South Korea

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:43am by AFP, Reuters

    ... deeply into our hearts," Abe said in front of Emperor Akihito. In Hong Kong, a protest was held against the reinterpretation of the constitution in Japan. "Japan considers today ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574131/japanese-ministers-visit-yasukuni-war-dead-shrine-anniversary-second-world
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s nuclear watchdog gives green light to restart two nuclear reactors

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... unlikely before the autumn. “This is a very big step for the nuclear regulatory committee,” NRA  chief Shunichi Tanaka said.  A small band of protesters at the public meeting shouted “shame on you”, with one deriding the watchdog’s officials as puppets of Japan’s powerful nuclear industry. Protesters also gathered outside the Sendai plant. Widespread anti-nuclear sentiment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555373/japans-nuclear-watchdog-gives-green-light-restart-two-nuclear-reactors
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approval rating falls to less than 50pc

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:07pm by BLOOM

    ... prompted rare street protests and added to public discontent over a sales tax increase in April. "The reinterpretation inflamed public opinion," said Liu Jiangyong, professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562101/japanese-prime-minister-shinzo-abes-approval-rating-falls-less-50pc
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s military shift challenged in court by ex-civil servant

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Ex-civil servant files action against Tokyo's move to reinterpret its war-renouncing constitution Court challenge to wider role forJapan's military The Japanese government faces a legal challenge to its decision to expand the scope of the military, a divisive shift for the pacifist nation that sparked protests at home and drew sharp criticism from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552281/japans-military-shift-challenged-court-ex-civil-servant
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Thousands protest in Japan ahead of Fukushima anniversary

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:49pm by Associated Press

    ... at the rally, was holding a fishing pole with a picture of a fish dangling at the end to highlight his worries about radiation contaminating the rivers. “The protests are growing,” he said, noting he was taking part in his third anti-nuclear demonstration. “All kinds of people are joining, including families with kids.” Protests like Sunday’s have popped up across the nation over the last three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1444312/thousands-protest-japan-ahead-fukushima-anniversary
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese cabinet set to relax defence rules despite strong opposition

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Cabinet will rubber stamp dramatic changes to pacifist constitution today despite fiery protest and opposition from half the population Abe unmoved by charter critics ... the man, aged in his 50s or 60s, spoke through a megaphone while sitting on a pedestrian bridge to protest against the government's move before self-immolating as hundreds of people watched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543828/japanese-cabinet-set-relax-defence-rules-despite-strong-opposition

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