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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Furniture buying spree lands Japanese research lab in new scandal

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... was appropriate for a building that receives "guests from overseas". The luxurious furniture was purchased for the stem-cell research and development facilities in western Kobe city, where ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo's plum blossom haven to axe all its trees

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... a five-year battle with plum pox. The 45-square-kilometre Umeno Koen (Plum Park) in western Tokyo's Ome City closed on April 4, four days after hosting its annual plum blossom festival. ... for replanting, we will strive to make our city famous for plum blossoms again." Umeno Koen ranked first among 90 plum-viewing spots nationwide in a Nikkei newspaper reader poll in February 2009. Ome ...

  3. Property - International - JAPAN

    Sekisui House buys Tokyo office tower for 74b yen

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Reuters

    ... started to pull the economy out of 15 years of deflation. Land prices in Japan's three largest cities- Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya- rose for the first time in six years last year and declines ... year. It owns the Osaka landmark Hommachi Garden City, Tokyo's Garden City Shinagawa Gotenyama and the Ritz-Carton, Kyoto building in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto. ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Director claims censorship, pulls film set in slum from Osaka festival

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AP

    ... second-largest city. But it cannot be found on official maps. Nor did it appear in the recent Osaka Asian Film Festival, after the director of a new movie that is set in the area pulled it, accusing city ... of the town, he said. The city provided Ota a 600,000 yen grant on condition the film premieres at the Osaka festival. He says he offered to return the grant, but the city wanted him to keep ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Panasonic offers pollution premium on top of pay for staff sent to China

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... a special review for those sent to Chinese cities." At the weekend, a top Chinese environment official said that air quality was below national standards in almost all China's major cities last year. Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to "declare war" on pollution. Only three of the 74 cities monitored by the government met a new air-quality standard, said Wu Xiaoqing, ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits off southern Japan

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 03:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s southern Kyushu island today, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported, but no tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre of the quake-- which struck at 1:06 am (Hong Kong time)-- was located 13 kilometres (eight miles) north of the city of Kunisaki-shi, USGS said. The quake hit at a depth of 82 ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan marks third anniversary of tsunami, Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... of Higashi-Matsushima has seen some rebuilding of public housing, schools and other facilities. Altogether, the city lost 1,000 residents. “We survivors have a responsibility to live a full life on behalf ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Thousands protest in Japan ahead of Fukushima anniversary

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:49pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Banging on drums and waving “Sayonara nukes” signs, thousands of people rallied in a Tokyo park and marched to Parliament on Sunday to demand an end to nuclear power ahead of the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. Participants at the demonstration, one of several planned across cities in Japan, said they would never forget the March 11, 2011, ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Rise in childhood cancer in Fukushima sparks debate

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:47am by The Guardian

    ... lives in Iwaki, a city about 40 kilometres south of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. “She doesn’t tell me if it’s on her mind, and I’ve decided not to ask her about it." ...

  10. News - World - JAPAN

    Japan’s embrace of Russia under threat with crisis in Ukraine

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:24pm

    ... have marched and raised Russian flags over public buildings in several cities in the last three days. Following his return to power in December 2012, Abe has travelled extensively, pushing ...




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