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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:17am

    ... Management Agency said. Aerial footage showed several houses buried in thick slurry, their wooden frames splintered by the weight of the mud. Torrents of brown water raced off the mountains behind ... considerable resources were pressed into action. “I have ordered [government officials] to carry out the rescue operation in an integrated manner, aware of the possibility of further rain,” he told ...

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

    Subsidies for storing nuclear debris from Fukushima plant offered by Tokyo

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:58pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Payments for taking in nuclear-contaminated soil and water akin to bribes, green group says Tokyo dangles subsidies to store Fukushima waste Running out of space to stockpile soil and water contaminated with radiation from the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant in March 2011, the Japanese government is offering billions in subsidies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572362/subsidies-storing-nuclear-debris-fukushima-plant-offered-tokyo
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tepco plans to dump toxic Fukushima groundwater in ocean after treatment

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 02:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Fukushima operator unveils water plan The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant unveiled a plan to dump scrubbed water into the ocean, ... to safely store radioactive water used to cool reactors that went into meltdown in Japan's 2011 quake-tsunami disaster. The tainted water is stored in hundreds of on-site tanks but operator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1568251/tepco-plans-dump-toxic-fukushima-groundwater-ocean-after-treatment
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan 'strongly protests' Russian military exercises on disputed Pacific islands

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 06:39pm by Reuters

    ... war. The exercises on the islands are a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to court resource-rich Russia and keep the door open to dialogue with Moscow, despite the Ukraine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572923/japan-strongly-protests-against-russian-exercises-disputed-isles
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... at the time, remembered hearing “voices from the brink of death” begging for “water, please”. “The pleas were from younger students,” the mayor said, recounting the survivor’s grisly description ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567715/hiroshima-marks-anniversary-atomic-bombing-anti-nuclear-sentiment-runs
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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