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  1. 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
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese minister's visit to Yasukuni Shrine upset neighbours

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 04:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Beijing protests after Japan's Internal Minister Yoshitaka Shindo prayed at the Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, an act guaranteed to cause ... to neighbouring countries," its foreign ministry said. China had lodged solemn representations and protests with Japan, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. Shindo's visit came as a bit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478552/japanese-cabinet-minister-courts-controversy-second-yasukuni-war-shrine
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe warns rally of dangers of bolstering Japan's military

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:51am by AFP

    ... in the past 100 years." By exercising collective selfdefence, Japan will directly [join] in a war NOBEL LAUREATE KENZABURO OE The protest in central Tokyo came as China called on the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1470153/nobel-laureate-kenzaburo-oe-warns-rally-dangers-bolstering-japans-military
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s diplomatic ‘blue book’ reasserts claims to islands, angering China and South Korea

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:34pm by AFP

    ... ships near Tokyo-controlled islands called the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China. China announced a new air defence zone over the islands last year, sparking sharp protests from the US, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465133/japans-diplomatic-blue-book-reasserts-claims-islands-angering-china-and
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    World's longest-serving death row inmate freed and granted retrial in Japan after 45 years

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... "goes against justice". Apart from the United States, Japan is the only major industrialised democracy to carry out capital punishment, a practice that has led to repeated protests from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458493/japan-orders-release-longest-held-death-row-inmate
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    South Korea, Japan and the US to hold summit in The Hague next week

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:17pm by Reuters

    ... in December that drew strong protests from Seoul and Beijing, which also suffered during Japan's past colonial aggression. The rift has been viewed with growing alarm in Washington. South Korea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1454088/south-korea-japan-and-us-hold-summit-hague-next-week
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Thousands protest against tough new official secrets law in Japan

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:01pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Critics say proposed secrets act would stifle information on issues such as the Fukushima nuclear crisis Thousands of people protested in Tokyo on Thursday against ... the Peace Forum citizen’s group, who spoke at the protest in a park near parliament. “If this law comes to pass, our constitution is nothing more than a scrap of paper.” Critics say the law would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1362220/thousands-protest-against-tough-new-official-secrets-law-japan
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese politicians say Korean ‘comfort women’ claims fabricated

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 10:38pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Statue-protest politicians urge review of apology for forced prostitution Comfort women claims 'fabricated' A group of Japanese politicians who visited California to protest about a statue in honour of Asian "comfort women" have joined the movement demanding the government reconsider the apology made in 1993 to the victims of forced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1435294/japanese-politicians-say-korean-comfort-women-claims-fabricated
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan anti-nuclear groups join forces ahead of election

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Anti-nuclear parties were coalescing into a new political grouping on Wednesday, as Japan’s fragmented electoral landscape shifts ahead of next month’s national poll. At least three recently-sprouted parties were readying to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1092947/japan-anti-nuclear-groups-join-forces-ahead-poll
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Beijing protests at visit by 160 Japanese legislators to Yasukuni

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 09:35am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Beijing protests at visit to controversial shrine A cabinet minister was among scores of Japanese parliamentarians to pay tribute at a controversial war ... in Beijing, where Tokyo's envoy was called in to the foreign ministry. "Deputy Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin has summoned the Japanese ambassador to China for a solemn protest and a strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1334341/beijing-protests-visit-160-japanese-legislators-yasukuni

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