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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo closes Yoyogi Park amid dengue fever outbreak

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 02:42pm by AP and Kyodo

    ... for Japanese teens. Health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki on Friday urged the public not to panic, but said all local governments would be given guidelines on how to identify and handle dengue, which ... in central Tokyo, according to the health ministry. The exception is a man in his 30s from Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry said. It said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585832/tokyo-closes-yoyogi-park-amid-dengue-fever-outbreak
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima workers in clean-up of crippled plant sue for danger money

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... still employed at the plant have launched legal action against Tepco over remuneration and working conditions, despite widespread reports of exploitation and abuses. "My health may be harmed some day... I believe there are many people who can't speak out about this kind of (underpaying) problem," one of the workers told public broadcaster NHK. "I may get fired ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583938/fukushima-workers-clean-crippled-plant-sue-danger-money
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe's picks for party posts point to possible thaw in ties with China

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:41pm by Reuters

    ... in Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was twinned with a cabinet reshuffle in which Abe gave the health and welfare portfolio to a reform-minded lawmaker, kept core ministers and boosted ... is from a moderate wing of the LDP that favours better ties with China. He was also an architect of a plan to raise the sales tax in two stages to curb Japan's huge public debt. The second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584716/abes-picks-party-posts-point-possible-thaw-ties-china
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese yakuza boss arrested for brutal 1998 killing

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by AFP

    ... for allegedly gunning down a man in public. Satoru Nomura, 67, the top leader of Kudokai- one of Japan's most dangerous yakuza crime syndicates- was taken into custody over the 1998 killing of a 70-year-old man, a police spokesman said. "He is suspected of firing a gun at point-black range [to kill the victim]... and of shooting a weapon in public," the spokesman said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590372/japanese-yakuza-boss-arrested-brutal-1998-killing
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Asahi daily accused of ‘media terrorism’ after retracting Fukushima report

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:02pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to readers and the people at Tokyo Electric Power," he said, adding that executive editor Nobuyuki Sugiura had been sacked. The Asahi has recently been the target of fierce public and media ... Japan's nuclear plants are irresponsible and that is why they should all be closed down," he said. "They use false reporting to encourage that feeling among the public … I do not believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591182/japans-asahi-daily-accused-media-terrorism-after-retracting-fukushima
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Christine Lagarde backs Shinzo Abe’s plan for women to lift Japan economy

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... filled by women. The move followed growing calls for Japan to make better use of its highly educated but underemployed women as a rapidly ageing population strains the public purse. Dozens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591186/christine-lagarde-backs-shinzo-abes-plan-women-lift-japan-economy
  7. 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
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese first lady Akie Abe seeks summit with Peng Liyuan at Apec

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:50pm by Reuters

    ... troubled term in 2007 after just one year due to ill-health. Additional reporting by Associated Press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585378/japanese-first-lady-akie-abe-seeks-summit-peng-liyuan-apec
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    With new cabinet post, Yuko Obuchi's political star keeps rising in Japan

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by Julian Ryall

    ... birth rate. As well as her duties as a politician and minister, Obuchi has completed a master's degree in public policy and was most recently serving as deputy finance minister. Her rise ... it's in the public eye, and there are a lot of opportunities for the minister to strut her stuff, both at home and overseas," he added. And if she continues to impress, there is no reason ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586658/new-cabinet-post-yuko-obuchis-political-star-keeps-rising-japan
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan names five women to new cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 07:23pm by AP

    ... use of women and promoting them to leadership posts and has set a goal of having women in 30 per cent of leadership positions in both the private and public sectors by 2020. Having five women ... I am rooting for them," said Kazuko Watanabe, who works as a public relations specialist in the port city of Yokohama, near Tokyo. "I hope they do their best to get the job ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584535/shinzo-abe-names-five-women-japans-new-cabinet

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