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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... October 1, although analysts say security concerns were also a major factor behind Tokyo’s move. The Japanese cabinet decided on Tuesday to take advantage of a recommendation by the United Nations’ Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf to add two areas, covering 177,000 sq km, to its EEZ. A further two areas, covering 131,000 sq km, will be added to the EEZ after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1590823/japan-pacific-claims-fuelled-natural-resources-hunt-and-china-navy-expansion
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Chinese tourism to Japan bounces back after diplomatic tensions

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:17pm by KYODO

    ... international flights at Tokyo's Haneda airport and more charter flights from Asian countries to regional airports in Japan, the Japan National Tourism Organisation said. Chinese visitor numbers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594822/chinese-tourism-japan-bounces-back-after-diplomatic-tensions
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's sacred Mount Fuji risks turning into trash mountain

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:51pm by Julian Ryall

    ... and then pay the voluntary fee. That means it costs ¥16,000 to climb Mount Fuji instead of just ¥2,000." Fewer people has not lead to less waste, however, with national broadcaster NHK reporting that the situation was so bad that the national government was compiling a report into the situation and drawing up measures to clean up the rubbish. Under the terms of the Unesco heritage designation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594823/japans-sacred-mount-fuji-risks-turning-trash-mountain
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan extends its sea territory by 177,000 sq km in line with UN ruling

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:09pm by Julian Ryall

    ... territory Tokyo has acted on a decision by a United Nations commission to approve a 177,000 sq km extension of its sovereignty claims to its continental shelf. The newly claimed areas are identified ... of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. It came in response to a 2012 UN ruling in Japan's favour. "The Japanese government has acted on a recommendation by the United Nations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589572/japan-extends-its-sea-territory-177000-sq-km-line-un-ruling
  5. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda calls for stable yen

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... can move on various factors, such as economic developments in the United States, Europe and Asia. "Still, there's solid coordination between the government and the Bank of Japan. From this standpoint, we will do our best to ensure currency stability," he said. The US dollar rose to a six-year high against the yen earlier this month on expectations that the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1594215/bank-japan-governor-haruhiko-kuroda-calls-stable-yen
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Asahi daily accused of ‘media terrorism’ after retracting Fukushima report

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:02pm by Julian Ryall

    ... this was a genuine mistake. The Asahi ran these reports deliberately." Given the dearth of left-of-centre national daily newspapers in Japan, the prospect that the Asahi Shimbun will go under is seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591182/japans-asahi-daily-accused-media-terrorism-after-retracting-fukushima
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Christine Lagarde backs Shinzo Abe’s plan for women to lift Japan economy

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... wealthy nations. The Japanese leader, who swept to power in late 2012 on promises to revive to the long-tepid economy, recently reshuffled his cabinet. More than a quarter of the posts are now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591186/christine-lagarde-backs-shinzo-abes-plan-women-lift-japan-economy
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan names five women to new cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 07:23pm by AP

    ... and leaders. The nation has a vast pool of talented, well-educated women, but they are far under-represented in positions of power in government and business, making up 10 per cent of parliament ... ministers were retained, such as Fumio Kishida as foreign minister and Taro Aso as finance minister, both men. In the United States, President Barack Obama has three women in cabinet positions, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584535/shinzo-abe-names-five-women-japans-new-cabinet
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... unmolested, Hirohito had to renounce his divinity. He continued to act as symbol of the nation until his death in 1989, overseeing the country’s transformation from militarism to democracy and market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1588599/japanese-emperor-cautioned-against-second-world-war-according-official-history
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Politicians accused of extremism after photos with Japanese far-right leader

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... and party policy chief Tomomi Inada were seen in separate photographs next to Kazunari Yamada on the home page of the National Socialist Japanese Workers Party. The pictures will add fuel to claims ... if there are people who would misunderstand that she does," he said. Abe has courted criticism for his strident nationalism and views on history that some find unpalatable. In particular, his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1587835/shinzo-abes-new-cabinet-members-deny-neo-nazi-links

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