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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... water from destroying their homes. “We are tying up cables and hoses... and making sure cranes and booms don’t fall.” Fukushima nuclear plant spokesman More than 500 houses in several prefectures were flooded due to the typhoon and heavy rain, according to public broadcaster NHK, with about 130,000 households urged to seek shelter. “Water kept gushing into the house no matter hard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551017/flooding-havoc-typhoon-neoguri-batters-japanese-mainland
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... in the Asia-Pacific region. "Washington appears to see China's activities in these waters as a growing threat to its own security and is very keen for its allies to play a bigger role in policing ...

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

    Typhoon Neoguri heads east after hitting Japan’s Kyushu region

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:45am by Associated Press in Kyodo

    ... reached 59.5mm in Minami, Tokushima Prefecture, in the eastern Shikoku region and 53mm in Motosu, Gifu Prefecture, in central Japan. As of 11pm on Thursday, the typhoon was located in waters about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551746/typhoon-neoguri-heads-east-after-hitting-japans-kyushu-region
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa on alert as ‘once in decades storm’ Super Typhoon Neoguri takes aim

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters

    ... of up to 13 meters in the southeast of the East China Sea from noon on Monday to noon on Tuesday, while waves of up to seven meters may be seen in waters off China's Diaoyu Islands. China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1548685/super-typhoon-neoguri-once-decades-storm-barrels-towards-japan
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese cabinet set to relax defence rules despite strong opposition

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... visits to Perth and the resource-rich Pilbara mining region, will be the first visit for bilateral talks by a Japanese leader since 2002. The visit comes less than a month since Abbott ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543828/japanese-cabinet-set-relax-defence-rules-despite-strong-opposition
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima nuclear plant diverting groundwater to stem contamination

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the contamination of the water with radiation. The move is an attempt to stop tonnes of unpolluted groundwater flowing under the battered plant and mixing with water already there that is laced with radioactive isotopes. Coping with the huge, and growing, amount of water at the tsunami-damaged plant is proving to be one of the biggest challenges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1517444/fukushima-nuclear-plant-diverting-groundwater-stem-contamination
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fire engulfs Japanese tanker after explosion

    Posted May 29th 2014, 11:19am

    ... waters off Hyogo [prefecture], a tanker has exploded and is currently in flames,” he told lawmakers. Television footage shot from helicopters showed thick columns of black smoke billowing from the stricken tanker as water jets doused it. Coastguard officials said they had raced to the scene after hearing that the Shoko-Maru had exploded. They said seven of the eight crew had been rescued, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1521009/fire-engulfs-japanese-tanker-after-explosion
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Highly radioactive water leak discovered at Fukushima, Tepco says

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:14pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo New radioactive water leak found A new leak of 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water has been discovered at Fukushima, the plant's operator said yesterday, after it revealed that only one of nine thermometers in a crippled reactor was still working. The toxic water was no longer escaping from a storage tank on the site, a Tokyo Electric Power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1431739/highly-radioactive-water-leak-discovered-fukushima-tepco-says
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe eyes landmark change on limits to military combat abroad

    Posted May 16th 2014, 06:38pm by Reuters

    ... a US warship under attack in waters near Japan; mine-sweeping in sea-lanes in a conflict zone; and intercepting a ballistic missile headed for America. They also recommended legal changes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1513579/japan-pm-shinzo-abe-eyes-landmark-change-limits-military-combat-abroad
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan announces military drills in East China Sea

    Posted May 01st 2014, 10:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to as the Diaoyus. Three Chinese coastguard vessels entered Japanese territorial waters around the island on Tuesday, according to Tokyo, the 10th time this year that Chinese ships have violated Japanese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1501960/japan-announces-military-drills-east-china-sea

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