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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's new trade minister Yuko Obuchi 'to quit' over misuse of funds

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo New trade minister 'to quit' over misuse of funds Japan's newly appointed trade and industry minister plans to resign following reports that some of her support groups misused political funds, Japanese media said. Yuko Obuchi, the 40-year-old daughter of a former premier, had told people close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that she planned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1619631/japans-new-trade-minister-yuko-obuchi-quit-over-misuse-funds
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's first female economy minister accused of spending political funds on make-up, gifts

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... the five years to 2012, her political funding body spent more than 10 million yen (HK$725,000) on things unconnected to politics, including cosmetics and accessories. It also spent 3.62 million yen ... for supporters. Political funding rules in Japan do not explicitly bar much aside from outright bribery. They are generally interpreted to allow for spending on running offices and promoting individuals. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1617626/japans-first-female-economy-minister-accused-spending-political-funds-make
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    More problems hit Japanese minister still smarting from S&M scandal

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... just-hired predecessor Obuchi, who resigned over claims that she misspent political funds. Justice Minister Midori Matsushima also quit this week over accusations she had tried to buy votes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1624024/more-problems-hit-japanese-minister-still-smarting-sm-scandal
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scandal hits new Japan industry minister after staff visit sadomasochism bar

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... was expected to replace industry minister Yuko Obuchi, who stepped down over claims she had spent political funds on make-up and outings for her staff, while Justice Minister Midori Matsushima also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1622949/scandal-hits-new-japan-industry-minister-after-staff-visit-sadomasochism
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan minister in sadomasochism bar scandal hit by fresh allegations

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 02:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... just-hired predecessor Obuchi, who resigned over claims she misused political funds. Justice Minister Midori Matsushima also quit this week over a spending scandal in what opponents insisted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1623715/japan-minister-sadomasochism-bar-scandal-hit-fresh-allegations
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Two women quit Shinzo Abe's cabinet, dealing blow to reform drive

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Two female ministers resign over claims they misused political funds So much for Abe lifting women's role Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback yesterday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his drive to boost the role of women in society. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1620891/two-women-quit-shinzo-abes-cabinet-dealing-blow-reform-drive
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet below 50pc

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:10am by AP

    ... tax and a political funds scandal involving a top minister. The Kyodo News poll showed the approval rating for the cabinet had fallen 6.8 percentage points from the previous poll in early ... of money by her political funds control body. The scandal around Obuchi may have affected the rating, Kyodo said. Abe tapped 40-year-old Obuchi less than two months ago to head the powerful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1620075/support-japanese-prime-minister-shinzo-abes-cabinet-below-50pc
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe seeks to move on from cabinet scandals but foes scent blood

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by JULIA RYALL

    ... Shiozaki have already publicly faced questions over alleged influence peddling, improper donations or problems in reporting political funds. All three have denied wrongdoing. But the opposition, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1621620/shinzo-abe-seeks-move-cabinet-scandals-foes-scent-blood
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's high-speed Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... but construction was halted in 1943 as funds ran out. The idea was revived in the 1950s, but many questioned the wisdom of such a costly project, particularly with the expansion of air travel and highways. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1606640/japans-high-speed-shinkansen-bullet-train-turns-50
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan seeks its own early-warning aircraft

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Military seeks funds for early warning aircraft Japan's defence ministry wants to develop its own early warning aircraft, replacing US-made planes as the Chinese and Russian air forces grow more assertive, a report said yesterday. The ministry had asked for an initial 80 million yen (HK$5.69m) from the finance ministry for the next fiscal year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597600/japan-seeks-its-own-early-warning-aircraft

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