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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... The nation’s population is expected to shrink by nearly 40 per cent by 2060 in the worst-case scenario. Couples in the world’s five biggest developed economies – the United States, Japan, Germany, ... reaching, with experts saying the low birth rate could halt economic growth, cause salaries to fall and put a drain on the economy as nations struggle to care for elderly populations. Additional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shigeru Ishiba set to decline cabinet post and may challenge Shinzo Abe

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the No 2 in Japanese politics, and will turn down the offer of the new position of minister in charge of national security. Ishiba is in sharp disagreement with Abe on defence and security policies, ... the national and international economies, could embolden Ishiba. "I would describe him as one of those rare individuals in politics who is really interested in policy, particularly in the areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580620/shigeru-ishiba-set-decline-cabinet-post-and-may-challenge-shinzo-abe
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    In new tack, Japanese police target teens selling sex, not their customers

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Police target the teens selling sex Police in Japan have adopted a new tactic in the apparently unending struggle against the under-age sex industry, introducing sting operations against minors offering sexual services. According to the National Police Agency, officers are now patrolling online chat rooms, matchmaking sites and smartphone applications. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1579532/new-tack-japanese-police-target-teens-selling-sex-not-their-customers
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... a national holiday. “We citizens must stand up, take action and raise our voice to stop Abe, or this country could return to a Japan that wages war with Asia as it has done before,” said protest organiser Ken Takada said. Written under US direction after World War II, the 1947 constitution says the Japanese people “forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation,” and that “land, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1503459/japan-split-over-revision-pacifist-constitution
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:17am

    ... pictures showed, leaving rescuers to pick through the devastation for any signs of life. Watch: Dozens dead as Japan landslides engulf homes “According to the National Police Agency, the death toll ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577586/least-18-dead-japan-landslide
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese firms encourage workers to sleep on the job

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:48pm by GDN

    ... approach: employees can take a 30-minute siesta any time between 1pm and 4pm. Japan's workers have more reason than most to give in to the urge. According to a poll by the US National Sleep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576221/japanese-firms-encourage-workers-sleep-job
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe’s Yasukuni Shrine offering angers China and South Korea

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:43am by AFP, Reuters

    ... echoed Beijing's sentiment, saying the actions of some Japanese politicians were splitting the two nations. "Our government has urged Japanese leaders to correctly recognise ... whose portfolios include the National Public Safety Commission. "I am a member of parliament but I am also a Japanese citizen, so while praying for world peace I offered my respects." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574131/japanese-ministers-visit-yasukuni-war-dead-shrine-anniversary-second-world
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan 'strongly protests' Russian military exercises on disputed Pacific islands

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 06:39pm by Reuters

    ... for Russia's Eastern military district, told the Russian news agency Interfax on Tuesday that exercises had begun, involving military units in the region, which were deploying to the islands. Gordeyev ... government treads a fine line by imposing sanctions on Moscow in step with ally the United States, but keeps them lighter than those ordered by Washington in a bid to keep relations with Russia from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572923/japan-strongly-protests-against-russian-exercises-disputed-isles
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573065/surviving-former-kamikaze-pilots-reject-moves-glorify-their-mission
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Halong blamed for 10 deaths and dozens of injuries in Japan

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... the Nikkei said. The National Police Agency declined to confirm the number of deaths, saying it had yet to compile a nationwide total. The coastguard yesterday resumed searching for a man who went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571531/typhoon-halong-blamed-10-deaths-and-dozens-injuries-japan

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