Archive for July 29th, 2017

China detains 18 members of ‘cult’ which believes Jesus was reincarnated as a woman

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

olice in China have detained 18 members of a banned religious cult, state media said, after a father and daughter connected to the group were executed two years ago for [...]
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Admiral Says He Would Launch A Nuclear Strike On China If Trump Ordered It

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Npr.org | 6:00 AM

At a security conference in Australia on Thursday, this scenario was posed to the commander of the US Pacific Fleet: If ordered to do so by President Trump, would he would [...]
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Chinese billionaire convicted in United Nations bribery case

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Chinese billionaire who wanted to build a United Nations centre in Macau was convicted on Thursday of paying more than $1.7 million in bribes to UN ambassadors to get it [...]
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Tennessee’s Bill Hagerty sworn in as the US ambassador to Japan

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Tennessean | 6:00 AM

With one hand resting gently on a Bible, Nashville businessperson Bill Hagerty was sworn in Thursday as the 42nd US ambassador to Japan. Before an audience that included [...]
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Four of six Japanese detained in China return to Japan

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Four of six Japanese citizens detained in China since March on suspicion of “illegal activities” have been released, Japan’s top government spokesman said [...]
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Japan Considers Tariffs as Frozen Beef Imports Rise

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Agweb | 6:00 AM

Friday’s release of Japanese import data could pull the trigger on major disruptions in the US-Japan beef trade. The Japanese government is considering raising tariffs [...]
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Japan’s Defense minister Said to Be Resigning, in Blow to Abe

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Japan’s defense minister and one of its top military officers are said to be preparing to resign over allegations that they misled Parliament and the public over [...]
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Japan opposition head quits as PM Abe suffers scandal

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The leader of Japan’s main opposition party said Thursday she is stepping down, citing her failure to regain voter support despite a series of scandals buffeting the [...]
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Japan’s Defense minister Set to Resign Over Cover-Up, NHK Says

Japan’s Defense minister Set to Resign Over Cover-Up, NHK Says

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Defense minister Tomomi Inada is set to quit over an alleged cover-up involving the military’s reports on Japan’s peacekeeping activities in South Sudan, a move [...]
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Nissan logs profit drop in April-June quarter

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Nissan reported a drop in quarterly net profit on Thursday, hit by higher costs and weak sales in key markets, although it left its annual forecasts unchanged. The [...]
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Japanese who helped save Angkor Wat awarded ‘Asia’s Nobel’

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese historian who helped save Cambodia’s renowned Angkor Wat temple complex was among the winners of this year’s Magsaysay Awards, widely regarded as [...]
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A Kindergarten Scandal Turned Voters Against Japan’s Abe: Q&A

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In little more than a month, Shinzo Abe’s public support has nosedived. Polls show many voters have lost trust in the Japanese prime minister after a series of [...]
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Japanese Women Still Aren’t Climbing the Corporate Ladder

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s labour market is the tightest it’s been in decades, the latest data from the labour ministry show. Unemployment equals a two-decade low of 2.8 percent and [...]
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In cold blow to US, Japan ups tariffs on frozen beef imports

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

In unwelcome news for US farmers, Japan is slapping emergency tariffs of 50 percent on imports of frozen beef, mainly from the US Finance minister Taro Aso announced the move [...]
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Japan PM Abe apologies to nation over resignation of cabinet minister

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Friday apologised to the nation over the resignation of Defense minister Tomomi Inada, saying he bore full responsibility for appointing [...]
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