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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    15 members of Japanese municipal assembly embroiled in votes scandal

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by Julian Ryall

    ... something of a reputation of a hotbed of political corruption. But Robert Dujarric, director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at the Japan campus of Temple University, said that Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556514/15-members-japanese-municipal-assembly-embroiled-votes-scandal
  2. 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 and Disaster Prevention indicated that the pressure in the magma chamber beneath Mount Fuji could be as much as 1.6 megapascals higher than in 1707. A recent government study warned that as many ...

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

    Japanese woman clings to hope lost sister is alive in North Korea

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... her sister was studying overseas. But slowly the pain of uncertainty about her sister's fate was replaced by suspicion of the unthinkable- that her twin, Miho, an energetic girl who liked ... away," Morimoto said, dabbing at tears. On June 4, 1984, Miho, who had dropped out of nursing school to try for a university place, left home in Kofu to study at the library. That evening, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556513/japanese-woman-clings-hope-lost-sister-alive-north-korea
  4. 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

    ... a report said on Thursday. The plan – which comes months after Japan lifted a self-imposed ban on weapons exports – was likely to be approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet at a meeting ... daily said Mitsubishi Heavy Industries plans to export a high-performance sensor to the United States for its PAC-2 missile defence system. The sensor is a key component of an infrared device ...

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

    Japan’s nuclear watchdog gives green light to restart two nuclear reactors

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... in front of his office over plans to restart reactors deemed safe by the nuclear agency. One local assembly has adopted a resolution for the Sendai site to be decommissioned rather than restarted. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555373/japans-nuclear-watchdog-gives-green-light-restart-two-nuclear-reactors
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan considering imposing new tax on mobile phones

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Ruling LDP setting up study group despite vehement opposition to plan on Facebook Japan to consider tax on mobile phones The Japanese government is giving serious consideration to imposing a new tax on owners of mobile phones, with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party setting up a study group to consider the feasibility of the levy and how much it might rake in. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539852/japan-considering-imposing-new-tax-mobile-phones
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan protests to South Korean hotel over cancellation of military reception

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:10pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Japan protests overSeoul hotel cancellation Japan's government has complained to a hotel in Seoul after it cancelled a reception planned for yesterday to celebrate ... by reinterpreting its pacifist constitution to allow it to defend allies. The hotel said it had been bombarded with calls of protest and threats over the planned reception. The hotel has been the venue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552285/japan-protests-south-korean-hotel-over-cancellation-military-reception
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan able to aid US ships under attack: minister

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

    ... was interpreted to say we could not help that ship,” Onodera told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank. But taking action to assist an ally was “what ...

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

    Crying Japanese politician who became internet sensation to quit over expenditure scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:17pm by Associated Press in Kobe

    ... destinations and his political activities from his personal computer. Nonomura has said he will return the funds that he cannot account for, according to the sources. A civic group in Hyogo is planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551866/crying-japanese-politician-who-became-internet-sensation-quit-over
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... he said. Elsewhere, Mitsushige Yamanaka, the mayor of Matsuzaka, said this month he planned to launch a grass-roots movement to pursue a similar lawsuit. ...

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

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