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  1. 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

    ... benefits. Friday's ruling by the highest court means that even foreign nationals born in Japan, who have spent all their lives in the country and paid their taxes, national insurance premiums ... was refused because she had savings. The woman launched a legal case demanding that the decision be reversed on the grounds that she had paid taxes to the national and prefectural governments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557063/anger-erupts-over-court-denial-welfare-foreign-permanent-residents-japan
  2. 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
  3. 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

    ... of the National Security Council on Thursday, the Mainichi newspaper reported, without citing sources. The joint research with Britain was linked to a European missile project called Meteor, while ... or nations that could undermine international peace and security, and they must contribute to international peace and boost pacifist Japan’s security. Responding to questions about the Mainichi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555561/japan-and-britain-launch-joint-research-fighter-jet-missile-technology
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s military shift challenged in court by ex-civil servant

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... The Japanese government faces a legal challenge to its decision to expand the scope of the military, a divisive shift for the pacifist nation that sparked protests at home and drew sharp criticism from ... nationwide," Chindo said. Following the change, Japanese troops would be able to come to the aid of allies, primarily the United States, if they come under attack from a common enemy, even if Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552281/japans-military-shift-challenged-court-ex-civil-servant
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Mount Fuji at greater risk of eruption due to 2011 quake, scientists warn

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:25pm by Julian Ryall

    ... was blanketed in ash and lanterns were needed to light buildings in the daytime. Ever since, the 3,776 metre peak has been slumbering. A study by the National Research Institute for Earth Science ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555870/mount-fuji-greater-risk-eruption-due-2011-quake-scientists-warn
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Comfort women were just 'wartime prostitutes', says Japanese delegation

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:01pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Delegation says comfort women were 'prostitutes' A group of Japanese "patriots" are travelling to the United Nations in Geneva to demand that the UN Commission on Human Rights admits that comfort women were nothing more than prostitutes, and to insist that the organisation stops using the term "sex slaves". The delegation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550620/comfort-women-were-just-wartime-prostitutes-says-japanese-delegation
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo seeks US military guarantee to protect unspecified ‘remote islands’

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:34pm by Julian Ryall

    ... calls its "remote islands", as the two nations revise their defence pact. Japan and the US have started the process of rewriting their guidelines for Japan-US defence cooperation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554274/diaoyus-their-minds-tokyo-seeks-us-military-guarantee-protect-remote
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe ally’s governorship loss seen as backlash to military revision

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... after the Fukushima disaster. Shiga is next to Fukui prefecture, home to several nuclear plants. Abe is keen to restart operations at some of the nation's 48 reactors- all of which are now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554273/shinzo-abe-allys-governorship-loss-seen-backlash-military-revision
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan able to aid US ships under attack: minister

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... on July 1 would bolster Tokyo’s alliance with the United States, opening the way to new forms of military cooperation. “We believe this will dramatically deepen our ties with the United States,” ... shift has come against the backdrop of soaring regional tensions with China over disputed islands. But the United States has endorsed the change and at an earlier joint press conference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552685/japan-able-aid-us-ships-under-attack-minister
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe likens military revision to Meiji Restoration

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Ending ban on armed forces fighting abroad ranks alongside Meiji Restoration in nation's history, prime minister tells party colleagues Abe likens ... understood as the birth of the modern nation. The comments emerged on Tuesday after Shinzo Abe proclaimed Japan's powerful military had the right to go into battle in defence of allies, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545083/japanese-pm-shinzo-abe-likens-military-revision-meiji-restoration

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