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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese issued with anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... started on Sunday for those living within 5km of the Sendai nuclear plant. The site, roughly 1,000 km from Tokyo on the southern island of Kyushu, recently cleared new safety standards and could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561381/japanese-issued-anti-radiation-pills-ahead-nuclear-restart
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese murder suspect, 16, says she ‘wanted to dissect’ someone

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:11pm by AFP

    ... as telling police. Police believe Matsuo was killed at the suspect's apartment at around 8pm on Saturday, about five hours after Matsuo left her home. The suspect allegedly hit Matsuo over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562100/japanese-murder-suspect-16-says-she-wanted-dissect-someone
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Take full blame for scandal of wartime ‘comfort women’, UN urges Japan

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AFP

    ... but also China, Taiwan, Indonesia and other Asian countries, were forced to work in Japanese military brothels as "comfort women". The victims have failed to obtain redress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559267/take-full-blame-scandal-wartime-comfort-women-un-urges-japan
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Monkeys show effects of fallout from Fukushima nuclear meltdown, study says

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by GDN

    ... research on the health effects of radiation exposure in humans," he said. The work, which ruled out disease or malnutrition as a cause of the low blood counts, is published in the journal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559272/monkeys-show-effects-fallout-fukushima-nuclear-meltdown-study-says
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe says he will see to restart of nuclear power station in southwestern Japan

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... is seen as a major step toward becoming the first nuclear facility to restart under new safety standards introduced following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis. Kyushu Electric and eight other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556601/abe-says-he-will-see-nuclear-power-station-restart-southwestern-japan
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the decision would have an impact on the government's campaign to attract skilled foreign nationals to work in Japan in an effort to combat the dramatically shrinking population. Conservatives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557063/anger-erupts-over-court-denial-welfare-foreign-permanent-residents-japan
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese woman clings to hope lost sister is alive in North Korea

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... the restaurant where she worked part time called to say she had not shown up. Her motorbike was found the next day at the train station. Police called three days later to say her handbag had been found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556513/japanese-woman-clings-hope-lost-sister-alive-north-korea
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... as a “once in decades storm” is set to rake the Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds. Typhoon Neoguri was already gusting at more than 250 kilometres an hour and may pick up still ... intense" storm by Tuesday. A spokesman said: “Please be vigilant, stay inside buildings and avoid working outside and  making unnecessary trips,” a meteorological agency official said at a press  ...

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

    Japan exploiting Asian guest workers, US State Department report says

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:22pm by Julian Ryall

    ... failure. Jiang, from Jiangsu province, died in his sleep at the age of 31 after working more than 100 hours of overtime- in addition to the 350 hours of regular work per month- at a metal processing company in Ibaraki prefecture, north of Tokyo. Earlier time cards showed that Jiang put in 180 hours of overtime in November 2007, meaning that he worked more than 17 hours a day for every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540535/japan-exploiting-asian-guest-workers-us-state-department-report-says
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Quake measuring 6.8 causes small tsunami on Japan's northeastern shores

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:04pm by AFP

    ... coast, and warned of more to come. The strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast caused a minor tsunami in the early hours yesterday, though authorities lifted all weather warnings two hours later. Seismologist Yasuhiro Yoshida of the Japan Meteorological Agency said it was a delayed tectonic reaction to the 9.0-magnitude quake that caused reactors to melt down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552694/quake-measuring-68-causes-small-tsunami-japans-northeastern-shores

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