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(Photo: AP)TransAsia Airways crash kills at least 51
Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 which crashed on the Taiwanese island of Penghu Thursday, July 24, 2014. The plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on the island late Wednesday, killing more than 40 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground....Full Story

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UN panel asks Japan to redress 'comfort women' issue
July 24: | The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over "comfort women" and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue. | The UN commmittee raised the concerns in its concluding observations on the sixth p...Full Story
Project Financing for Ultra-Deepwater FPSO Operation Project in Carioca area of Brazil : Supporting Offshore Resource Development Business and Strengthening International Competitiveness of Japanese Companies (JBIC - Japan Bank for International Cooperation) ### ?6171xxx1406231130
(Source: JBIC - Japan Bank for International Cooperation) | The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC, Governor: Hiroshi Watanabe) signed on July 17 a loan agreement in the aggregate amount of up to about USD564 million (JBIC portion) with Carioca MV27 B.V. (CM...Full Story
Could hemp help nuclear clean-up in Japan?
I've been glued to the television and internet reports about the unfolding disaster in Japan. First an 8.9 magnitude earthquake strikes near the island nation, then a tremendous tsunami washes ashore and leaves an estimated 10,000 dead and thousands more missing. Now th...Full Story
Think tank urges Shinzo Abe to stay away from Yasukuni Shrine
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should stay away from a controversial Tokyo war shrine, an international think tank said, as it offered ideas on defusing mounting Sino-Japanese tensions. | In a new report, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned that Abe's visit ...Full Story
'Whirling Dervishes:' Music, rhythm and belief united
July 24, 2014 -- Updated 1414 GMT (2214 HKT) | The Order of the Mevlevi are a Sufi sect known as "Whirling Dervishes." Through the practice of "sema," or listening, in a prayer-induced trance, the Dervishes aim to act as a bridge between God and humankind. Browse throug...Full Story
Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios. | A National Academy of Sciences repo...Full Story
Japan challenges China's sovereignty over islands
The Japanese Foreign Ministry released declassified diplomatic archives regarding the Diaoyu Islands on Thursday, a move observers say attempts to challenge China's centuries-long sovereignty over the islands. | In 1971, the year the archives cover, a backroom deal was ...Full Story
Mexico positive toward Japan’s UNSC seat bid
The Yomiuri Shimbun Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto favorably evaluated Japan’s contribution to the U.N. Security Council ahead of a vote for the council’s new nonpermanent members in which Japan will stand as a candidate, in an interview with The Yomiuri Shimb...Full Story
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Nixon disappointed with Japan in 1971 textile talks
The Japan News Jiji Press In a letter sent to then Prime Minister Eisaku Sato in March 1971, U.S. President Richard Nixon expressed his disappointment in the Japanese government over bilateral textile trade negotiations that were in their final stages, it was learn...
Ghana, Japan Sign Agreement To Train Government Officials
Peace FM Online Ghana and Japan last Tuesday signed a grant agreement geared towards the training of young government officials in Japanese universities. | The grant for Human Resource Development Scholarship 2014, also known as the JDS programme, amounts to US$1.2 ...
U.N. panel tells Japan to compensate 'comfort women'
Daily Press GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights agency is calling on Japan to guarantee independent investigations of wartime sex slavery and provide a public apology and compensation to the women who were victims. | Some historians estimate that as...
U.N. panel tells Japan to compensate 'comfort women'
Reuters GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights agency is calling on Japan to guarantee independent investigations of wartime sex slavery and provide a public apology and compensation to the women who were victims. | Some historians estimate that as...
U.N. panel tells Japan to compensate 'comfort women'
Baltimore Sun GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights agency is calling on Japan to guarantee independent investigations of wartime sex slavery and provide a public apology and compensation to the women who were victims. | Some historians estimate that as...
ROK urged to understand Kono review
The Japan News Jiji Press SEOUL (Jiji Press)—Japan has called for South Korean understanding of the findings of its reexamination of how the Kono statement on so-called comfort women was drawn up. | The request was made during talks on Wednesday between senior fo...
U.S. displeased with plan to move Ospreys
The Japan News Jiji Press WASHINGTON (Jiji Press)—A U.S. Defense Department official has expressed displeasure with the Japanese government’s plan to move MV-22 Osprey aircraft currently based in Okinawa Prefecture to Saga Prefecture. | “We have not received ...
U.N. urges sustained effort to improve flagging development
Swissinfo          | Business Politics | Print this story | Jul 24, 2014 - 10:33 | TOKYO (Reuters) - Governments must act together to lift more people out of poverty and reduce inequality, a United Nations agency said on Thursday,...
UN human development report faults inequality
Times Union TOKYO (AP) — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people...
Twitter fans of China outed
Sacramento Bee BEIJING -- What the world knew about him from his online persona, Tom Hugo, was that he looked like Adonis in a swimsuit and hated the Dalai Lama. | Alayna Newark, with beautiful blond curls and cleavage, had strong feelings about China's right to th...
UN human development report faults inequality
Yahoo Daily News TOKYO (AP) — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people...
UN human development report faults inequality
The Guardian ELAINE KURTENBACH | AP Business Writer= TOKYO (AP) — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as mu...
UN human development report faults inequality
The News & Observer TOKYO — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people,...
UN human development report faults inequality
The Wichita Eagle TOKYO — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people,...
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