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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

    ... the town's administration has ground to a halt until new elections can be held. The growing scandal carries on what some see as a long tradition of corruption in Japanese politics but, in a stroke ...

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

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

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

    ... possible," she said. "The worst would be if they say they don't know anything about her. Then I will just go on living in a long darkness." ...

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

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

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

    ... plant’s operator, Kyushu Electric Power, have agreed to a month-long public consultation period and winning agreement from local officials before giving a final nod, making an actual restart ...

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

    Japan able to aid US ships under attack: minister

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

    ... government’s controversial decision to ease decades-long restrictions on the country’s military. If US warships were sent to defend Japan, and those ships were attacked, the Japanese “constitution ... and expand its role on the world stage,” Hagel said. Washington has long encouraged Japan to go ahead with the change to permit Tokyo to share more of the burden in what has been a lopsided defense ...

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

    Quake measuring 6.8 causes small tsunami on Japan's northeastern shores

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:04pm by AFP

    ... of the great earthquake continue," he said. "The aftershock activity has been steadily declining on a long-term basis. But aftershocks, accompanied by tsunami, will still occur." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552694/quake-measuring-68-causes-small-tsunami-japans-northeastern-shores
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... China. The legal action filed with the Tokyo District Court seeks to block a decision by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet last week to reinterpret rules which have long banned the use ...

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

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe likens military revision to Meiji Restoration

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by AFP

    ... in so-called "collective self-defence", in a highly contentious change in the nation's pacifist stance. The conservative premier, who has long cherished a desire to beef up Japan's ... have long been at odds over islands in the East China Sea, and Beijing has argued that a reinterpretation of Japan's pacifist constitution could open the door to remilitarisation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545083/japanese-pm-shinzo-abe-likens-military-revision-meiji-restoration
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan approves end to ban on military fighting overseas in victory for Shinzo Abe

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:54am by KRISTINE KWOK, Teddy Ng and Agencies

    ... "For a long time, the Japanese government has been stirring up trouble on historical issues," Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular press briefing. "It's only natural for us to wonder if Japan is going to change its path of peaceful development that it has been long pursuing after the [second] world war." China and Japan have been locked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1544126/japans-ruling-parties-agree-drop-ban-collective-self-defence
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan to lift some North Korea sanctions amid report of surviving abductees

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 10:20am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... the daily said. The easing of Japanese sanctions, which look likely to have minimal economic impact, could be a first step toward repairing long-chilled ties between Tokyo and Pyongyang, but it also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545349/japan-lift-some-n-korea-sanctions-amid-report-surviving-abductees
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese cabinet set to relax defence rules despite strong opposition

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

    ... Party, has long been an advocate of protecting the terms of the war-renouncing constitution. But critics say it has caved in to LDP pressure. "They were our last hope to stop Abe and his ... was in Tokyo, where the two countries reached a long-awaited free trade deal. Tokyo and Canberra also agreed to strengthen defence ties, moving towards a possible submarine deal. Agence France-Presse ...

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

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