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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Ageing politicians look to lead the young with Next Generation Party

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Ageing politicians look to lead the young Irascible octogenarian politician Shintaro Ishihara and several of his loyal lieutenants in their 70s announced ... English translation has not yet been decided, the firebrand Ishihara noted: "The situation that faces young people today is different from what we experienced … It is our responsibility ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese cabinet set to relax defence rules despite strong opposition

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

    ... effort to revise or reinterpret the constitution accept that Japanese society will be even less likely to stand up for the nation's supreme law in the years ahead. "I hear more young ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan exploiting Asian guest workers, US State Department report says

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

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo US State Department calls training scheme for young foreigners a form of forced labour Japan accused ofexploiting Asian guest workers The United States has issued a strongly worded criticism of the Japanese government's Industrial Trainee and Technical Internship Programme, describing the scheme that supposedly aids young foreign workers as "forced ...

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    Tokyo lawmaker Akihiro Suzuki apologises for sexist taunts

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Lawmaker apologises for sexist jibe A Tokyo city lawmaker from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party admitted yesterday he had been responsible for a sexist taunt shouted at a young assemblywoman in a debate on motherhood. In a case that has cast a harsh spotlight on the attitudes of many of the older men who occupy senior ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan moves to outlaw child porn possession

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 12:45pm

    ... The country’s porn industry is huge and visitors note the ubiquity of sexual imagery, particularly the prevalence of pictures showing young-looking girls in school uniforms. While it is unusual to see ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Huge sign of the times for Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya pedestrian crossing

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:52pm

    ... for Tokyo’s young and trendy. It will be 17.3 metres tall and 24.3 metres wide and will go into service on June 1 after a ceremony next week. The Shibuya scramble crossing, allowing pedestrians ... it every day, with as many as 3,000 people there during peak hours. Among its famous cinematic appearances was when a young Scarlett Johansson wandered through the crowds there in the 2003 film ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nurse's corpse was sent across Japan in parcel marked 'doll'

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Nurse's corpse was sent in parcel marked 'doll' The corpse of a young nurse was sent by parcel post across Japan in a box that was labelled as containing a doll, police revealed yesterday. The body of Rika Okada was found in a storage lock-up in Tokyo. Investigators also found the two-metre box in which it had been transported from ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese pop group AKB48 cancels fan events after saw-wielding man injures two idols and employee

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... cancelled or postponed events. The group has a rotating cast of more than 90 young women and affiliates across the country and in Indonesia, mainland China and Taiwan. ...

  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

    ... were inside the same booth when a man in the queue suddenly produced a saw, the Yomiuri daily said. Fans told Japanese media they heard a shriek, apparently from one of the young women, saying ... a venture in which a pool of girls and young women compete for a spot in the limelight with each new catchy, but formulaic, hit. Fans vote each year to determine 64 of the most popular girls from ...

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    China blasts Japan's Yasukuni Shrine as 'a liability' after lawmakers' visit

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... and destroyed peace". "I think it is such an empty gesture to talk about the future with neighbouring countries while paying respects to such a place," ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young ...




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