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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... with residents and tourists. An outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Japan – the first since the second world war – has affected 22 people, the nation's health ministry confirmed on Monday. ... headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, skin rash to incapacitating high temperatures, said the World Health Organisation. Occasionally the infection develops into a potentially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582860/japan-confirms-first-dengue-fever-outbreak-1945-may-have-affected-20
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    With eye on China, India and Japan bolster defence and business ties

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:53pm by Reuters

    ... expressed Japan's intention to realise 3.5 trillion yen (HK$260 billion) in public and private investment and financing including foreign aid to India in five years for projects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583277/eye-china-india-and-japan-bolster-ties-defence-business-and-nuclear-energy
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... in the first six months was 13,980 fewer than last year’s 510,371, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare said in a preliminary report. The number of babies born in June was almost flat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Record HK$413 billion defence budget sought by Japanese government

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 06:51pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... the world, Kyodo reported. This would include building a public relations and cultural promotion office, called Japan House, in six foreign cities, including Hong Kong. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581800/japan-defence-ministry-asks-record-budget-amid-china-naval-fears
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Stupid and nonsensical: Japanese right rages at ‘comfort women’ honour

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:21pm by Julian Ryall

    ... in the early decades of the last century. The council was addressed by members of the local Korean and Japanese communities before the vote was taken. Ten similar memorials have been placed in public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581562/stupid-and-nonsensical-japanese-right-rages-comfort-women-honour
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Researcher points to Wi-fi snooping dangers at major Japanese airports

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:48pm by AP

    ... doing so in favour of user convenience. Free Wi-fi connections are available at about 900,000 locations nationwide, including public facilities and convenience stores, but many of them ... network analysis software. He was able to view the title, contents and delivery address of emails sent from the other computer. Morii said airports and other public facilities with a large number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580938/researcher-points-wi-fi-snooping-dangers-major-japanese-airports
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe sends condolences for martyrs, including war criminals

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:32pm by Reuters

    ... but ultra-conservatives reject them entirely as victors' justice. Abe was among those publicly critical of the war crimes tribunal before he took office for the first time in 2006. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581103/i-express-my-grief-death-martyrs-shinzo-abes-message-war-criminals
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese firms encourage workers to sleep on the job

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:48pm by GDN

    ... however, have to remain upright to avoid appearing slovenly. The sanctioned siesta has spawned an industry. Workers in the Umeda business district of Osaka can visit a nearby public napping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576221/japanese-firms-encourage-workers-sleep-job
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... whose portfolios include the National Public Safety Commission. "I am a member of parliament but I am also a Japanese citizen, so while praying for world peace I offered my respects." ...

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

    Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify their mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... into the minds of the public this year. "I respect kamikaze pilots- they sacrificed their lives for their families and the country," 18-year-old Tokyo university student Tsurugi Nakamura said ... by Abe to expand the use of Japan's military was met with strong public opposition and warnings it could ultimately see the country dragged into war, amid territorial disputes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573065/surviving-former-kamikaze-pilots-reject-moves-glorify-their-mission

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