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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:17am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Torrential downpours loosed waves of mud onto dense neighbourhoods Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 39 people and left another seven missing on Wednesday, the government said, after a wall of mud engulfed homes in a suffocating sludge. Dozens of houses were buried when hillsides collapsed after torrential downpours in Hiroshima, television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577586/least-18-dead-japan-landslide
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese firms encourage workers to sleep on the job

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

    ... cent managed more than eight hours. British workers get only 27 minutes more, at six hours and 49 minutes, but Canadians, Mexicans and Germans all regularly achieve more than seven hours. ...

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

    Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify their mission

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Former suicide pilots against celebrating their plight, and fear horrors of war lost on the young Kamikaze survivors wary of glorifying their mission Kamikaze pilot Yutaka Kanbe should have died nearly seven decades ago. It was only Tokyo's surrender on August 15, 1945, that saved him from the fate of thousands whose suicide missions came ...

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

    Japan's prime minister repeats call for talks with China during November APEC meeting

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 03:49pm by Associated Press in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    ... Japan-controlled, China-claimed islands in the East China Sea. On the issue of Russia’s support of separatists in Ukraine, Abe said Japan will continue to work closely with its Group of Seven (G7) partners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565555/japanese-prime-minister-repeats-call-talks-china-during-november-apec
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa on alert as ‘once in decades storm’ Super Typhoon Neoguri takes aim

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters

    ... of up to 13 meters in the southeast of the East China Sea from noon on Monday to noon on Tuesday, while waves of up to seven meters may be seen in waters off China's Diaoyu Islands. China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1548685/super-typhoon-neoguri-once-decades-storm-barrels-towards-japan
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 02:18pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Dutch sex slaves. In South Korea, seven women accepted the money out of more than 200 eligible recipients, following criticism of the private fund instead of official compensation. Seoul has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537568/review-confirms-basis-japans-sex-slave-apology
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese mother and three children jump to death in 'family suicide'

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Police in Japan are probing a possible family suicide after a mother and her three small children plunged to their deaths from an apartment complex, they said on Monday. The bodies of the 35-year-old woman and three youngsters- a seven-year-old boy, a girl aged six, and a two-year-old boy- were found near the entrance of the 14-storey building in Chiba, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533935/mother-and-three-children-jump-death-suspected-family-suicide
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fire engulfs Japanese tanker after explosion

    Posted May 29th 2014, 11:19am

    ... Agence France-Presse Seven out of eight Japanese crew accounted for but one more, believed to be captain, missing A 998-tonne oil tanker was listing off the Japanese coast on Thursday ... a Hiroshima-based shipping firm that owns the vessel, said that seven of the eight Japanese crew were accounted for, but the fate of the captain was not yet known. “The ship unloaded crude oil at a port ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1521009/fire-engulfs-japanese-tanker-after-explosion
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Slasher attacks Japan female pop group AKB48 with saw at fan event

    Posted May 26th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... over the country to shake hands and pose for pictures, as well as on social networking sites. Fans are given around seven seconds to pose with their idols, the Yomiuri reported on Monday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519620/slasher-attacks-japan-female-pop-group-akb48-fan-event
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Yokohama court bans Japanese pilots from flying missions at night

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... and Japan's marine self-defence force, saying Japanese planes must not fly between 10pm and 6am. The ruling also ordered the government to pay about seven billion yen (HK$535 million) in compensation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1517442/yokohama-court-bans-japanese-pilots-flying-missions-night

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