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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘Friends of Syria’ agree to step up pressure on Assad

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... to force change in Syria. The “Friends of Syria” condemned the “incessant killings, bombings of residential areas” and the “gross violation of human rights” that have taken place since Assad’s forces moved to crush an uprising. At a meeting in the Japanese capital, the group’s fifth since its inception, they called for a full oil embargo on Syria, a move aimed at cutting off a rich ...

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    Japan’s Emperor Hirohito cautioned against second world war, says new official history

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Hirohito cautioned against conflict Emperor Hirohito, the demi-god at the apex of the Japanese state when it waged bloody war across Asia, cautioned against conflict but celebrated military success, according to the long-awaited official history of his reign, released on Tuesday. The mammoth 61-volume set, which has taken 24 years to compile at a cost ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    60 countries expected at Tokyo Syria meet

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 05:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... ministry on Thursday demanded the Tokyo meeting be called off. But the official said the Japanese government will go ahead with it as scheduled. Conflict erupted in Syria in March last year when ... the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It will bring together senior government officials from “Friends of Syria Group” countries supporting the Syrian opposition and seeking to ratchet up ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify their mission

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

    ... in the name of Emperor Hirohito and the nation was celebrated. The squadrons were formed near the end of the conflict in a desperate effort to prevent an allied victory. About 4,000 died on missions ... with Tokyo's neighbours that have stoked fears of an East Asian conflict. Any sugar-coating of Japan's wartime past was misplaced, said Akinori Asano. The 85-year-old belonged to an infamous force ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan, Britain to launch joint research into fighter jet missile technology

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... in April approved a new policy that replaces its 1967 blanket ban on shipping arms overseas, the Mainichi said. Under the new rules, weapon sales are still banned to conflict-plagued countries ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese media in frenzy over possible conflict with China

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 10:07pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall Japanese media frenzy over possible conflict With military tensions between Tokyo and Beijing at a new high over islands in the East China Sea and China's unilateral declaration of an air defence zone, Japan's tabloids are engaged in frenzied speculation over a looming conflict. A diplomatic source quoted in the Sunday Mainichi news magazine expressed concern ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo ‘would be key player’ in any Asian conflict

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese defence minister issues warning and accuses the mainland of exploiting difficulties Tokyo 'would be key player' in Asia conflict Japan could be a key participant if conflict breaks out in Asia, the defence minister said yesterday, warning that the mainland was seeking to exploit difficulties between allies. The comments ...

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    Japan PM Shinzo Abe eyes landmark change on limits to military combat abroad

    Posted May 16th 2014, 06:38pm by Reuters

    ... zone” incidents – low intensity conflicts that fall short of a full-scale attack. Concerns about such clashes have increased due to the tense feud between China and Japan over tiny disputed ... a US warship under attack in waters near Japan; mine-sweeping in sea-lanes in a conflict zone; and intercepting a ballistic missile headed for America. They also recommended legal changes ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Debate swirls in Japan over Shinzo Abe's military expansion push

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 06:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to revise Japan's pacifist constitution opposed by liberals who want to avoid military conflict Debate swirls over Abe's military expansion push Japan marked the 67th anniversary of its postwar constitution Saturday with growing debate over whether to revise the war-renouncing charter in line with Prime ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China vigilant as Japan relaxes arms export regime to fortify defence

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:51am by AFP

    ... Minister Shinzo Abe approved a new plan that replaces the 1967 blanket ban, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. Under the new policy, arms sales are banned to conflict-plagued countries ...




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