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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:17am

    ... In 1999 more than 320 landslides hit the city, including the area affected on Wednesday, killing more than 30 people. Around 32,000 areas in the locality are designated as at risk from landslides. ...

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

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

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

    ... the storm washed away 21 launching boats, about half of them carrying unused pyrotechnics. The Osaka city disaster prevention bureau said four workers also drifted away on the runaway boats, ...

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

    Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing as anti-nuclear sentiment runs high

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hiroshima Tens of thousands of people gathered for peace ceremonies in Hiroshima on Wednesday, marking the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city ... the detonation turned the western Japanese city into an inferno. People attending Wednesday’s ceremony placed flowers in front of the cenotaph at Peace Memorial Park in downtown Hiroshima. The city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567715/hiroshima-marks-anniversary-atomic-bombing-anti-nuclear-sentiment-runs
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Typhoon threatens Japan's major cities A strong typhoon swerved towards Japan's heavily populated central islands yesterday after it slammed through Okinawa, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power and injuring at least 30 people. Typhoon Neoguri left toppled trees, flooded cars and bent railings on the island chain, which experienced its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scandal-hit research scientist commits suicide in research centre

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... Centre for Developmental Biology, one of the country's most prestigious scientific research institutions, in the western city of Kobe. "Yoshiki Sasai was discovered hanging on Tuesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567142/scandal-hit-research-scientist-commits-suicide-research-centre
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese girl accused of beheading friend has history of violence

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AP

    ... state. The 16-year-old, who was arrested on Sunday for the decapitation of 15-year-old friend Aiwa Matsuo, was raised in a wealthy family in Sasebo, a port city of 255,000 people. She was close to her mother, got good grades and was a good athlete at school. One childhood friend said that she "had a sense of responsibility and was caring". But there were warning signs. City ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563720/japanese-girl-accused-beheading-friend-has-history-violence
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese murder suspect, 16, says she ‘wanted to dissect’ someone

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:11pm by AFP

    ... in Sasebo city in southwestern Japan, police said. Police found tools, including hammers and a saw, by the body, Yomiuri newspaper reported. The girl lived alone after her mother died of cancer last year, but her father and stepmother live in the same city, reports said. The Sports Nippon newspaper said the alleged killer told police she "wanted to dissect" a body, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562100/japanese-murder-suspect-16-says-she-wanted-dissect-someone
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese issued with anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... reactors at the Sendai plant were safe enough to switch back on, marking a big step towards restarting nuclear plants which were shuttered after Fukushima. Officials in Satsumasendai city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561381/japanese-issued-anti-radiation-pills-ahead-nuclear-restart
  9. 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

    ... are facing economic hardship may increase the risk of city governments seeking to exercise that right. "It's shameful," said Eric Fior, a French national who owns a language school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557063/anger-erupts-over-court-denial-welfare-foreign-permanent-residents-japan
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    15 members of Japanese municipal assembly embroiled in votes scandal

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

    ... handed over the money to drum up more votes for the mayor. Cash incentives were apparently not enough to get the 33,328 residents of the city to return Okawa, however, and he lost by around 2,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556514/15-members-japanese-municipal-assembly-embroiled-votes-scandal

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