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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Furniture buying spree lands Japanese research lab in new scandal

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Research lab in more hot water after shopping spree A publicly funded research institute in Japan, already embattled after accusing one of its own stem-cell scientists of faking data, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on designer furniture, reportedly to use up its budget. The Riken Institute, headed by Nobel chemistry laureate Ryoji Noyori, ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... of the front-runners have local governments strongly behind nuclear power and the wealth it brings to communities through jobs and government subsidies. FAULTY TOWERS Other communities may balk at disaster ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Director claims censorship, pulls film set in slum from Osaka festival

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AP

    ... to Kamagasaki to make a film about a teenager, and whether success and wealth are necessary for happiness. But he quickly falls into trouble, and his plan unravels. The full-length feature shows ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - JAPAN

    Book review: Bending Adversity, by David Pilling

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

    ... a new generation of Japanese to put the race for wealth ahead of the traditional commitment to family and society. But there is hope. Opportunities have diversified, particularly for young ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tepco, crippled Fukushima plant's operator, admits wasting public funds

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Internal probe reveals overpayments by Tepco amid continuing financial struggle after disaster Fukushima bosses admit wasting taxpayers' cash The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has paid way ove ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Katsuto Momii, new boss of Japan's NHK, manages to upset everybody

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by Julian Ryall

    ... rely on the government for funding and is under its supervision." Watanabe said that, in fact, NHK has done "quite well" in maintaining its autonomy and editorial independence ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan plans to raid dormant bank accounts to raise new revenue

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:35pm by Julian Ryall

    ... or more. The funds would be used for welfare and education projects. Accounts holding some 85 billion yen (HK$6.3 billion) are classified as dormant each year, with depositors who are notified of the situation reclaiming about 35 billion yen.The new legislation would therefore free up about 50 billion yen each year. It’s a very sensible way to use these funds as they have pretty much been ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAPAN

    'It is not twilight, but a new dawn that is breaking over Japan': Shinzo Abe

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:51pm by Shinzo Abe

    ... will find Japan among the most business-friendly places in the world. Japan’s management of public funds – such as the Government Pension Investment Fund, which now holds about US$1.2 trillion – will also undergo far-reaching change. We will press ahead with reforms, including a review of the GPIF’s portfolio, to ensure that public funds contribute to growth-nurturing investments. We must ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nuclear issue looms large in race to be Tokyo's next governor

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:28am by AFP

    ... energy. Morihiro Hosokawa, 76, became prime minister in 1993 at the head of a now-defunct coalition. He stepped down in April 1994 amid a political funding scandal involving a 100 million yen ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa elects anti-US-base mayor, but Tokyo says plans will go ahead

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:39pm by AFP

    ... to this cause," he said. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party wooed voters with promises of additional development funds for the city. But an exit poll of 1,204 voters by Kyodo News service found 65 per ...




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