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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese cabinet set to relax defence rules despite strong opposition

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

    ... expressions of opposition would have an impact, but we were really pinning our hopes on New Komeito standing its ground." New Komeito, the Buddhist-backed ally of the ruling Liberal Democratic ...

  2. 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

    ... worry the proposal would be too restrictive, but New Komeito, backed by a Buddhist lay group that has opposed the change in policy, wants to narrow the scope. Experts say that once the basic ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Yoshimi Watanabe quits as leader of Your Party over cash scandal

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... partner, the secular Buddhist New Komeito, has proved reluctant. Watanabe accepted the money from the chairman of a big cosmetics company. Japanese law requires that all political donations be made ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - JAPAN

    Book review: Bending Adversity, by David Pilling

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Julian Ryall

    ... They are particularly valuable when combined with the thoughts of a cross-section of the Japanese public, ranging from teenagers in Tokyo to Buddhist priests, artists, bankers and office workers. Pilling also ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan rejects sending officials to Diaoyus Islands

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 11:05am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... the Liberal Democratic Party, has vowed a firm defence of Japan’s control of the islands, which are known as the Diaoyu in Chinese. New Komeito is a Buddhist-oriented party known for its strong ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan shrine wins bid for North Korea 'embassy'

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Temple wins bid for N Korean 'embassy' A Buddhist temple yesterday won an auction for North Korea's de facto embassy in Japan, after it was seized by authorities for unpaid debts, the religious body said. The Saifukuji temple in southwestern Kagoshima topped the bidding, making an offer of 4.52 billion yen (HK$371 million) ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe set to reshape Japan with conservative agenda

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... disputes, and Buddhist-backed New Komeito would oppose any such campaign. "I think Mr Abe will try to go forward, but what he can't afford to do is to force New Komeito to part ways ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Algeria survivors and dead arrive in Tokyo

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in black solemnly bowed to a Buddhist cenotaph. The loss of so many colleagues is a heavy blow to JGC in a country where corporate communities are close-knit and company loyalties remain strong. ...



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