Archive for December 27th, 2016

Japan’s Top Inventor Promises Amazing Sex, Killer Wigs, and Surefire Putters

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Dr Yoshiro Nakamatsu claims more patents than anyone in history. At 88, he continues to knock out love potions and weaponised wigs. At 88, Dr Yoshiro Nakamatsu, a.k.a. Dr [...]
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For Japan’s Abe, Diplomacy Is Set to Trump Economics in 2017

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Shinzo Abe’s trip to Pearl Harbor later Monday, the first by a sitting Japanese prime minister in decades, presages a year filled with diplomatic and security [...]
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China promises strong support as Sao Tome pitches for business

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China promised strong support on Monday for its newest friend in Africa, the former Taiwan ally Sao Tome and Principe, whose foreign minister made a pitch for Chinese firms [...]
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US, Japan Reach Deal on Status of US Civilian Personnel in Okinawa – Carter

US, Japan Reach Deal on Status of US Civilian Personnel in Okinawa – Carter

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan and the United States have reached a crucial deal on the status of Pentagon’s civilian workers stationed in Okinawa, the US defense secretary announced. The new [...]
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Japan, US to Sign Pact to Limit US Base Worker Immunity

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan and the US have agreed in principle on details of the scope of American military base workers given immunity from Japanese prosecution under a bilateral agreement, [...]
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Japan closely monitoring China’s aircraft carrier: spokesman

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s top government spokesman said on Monday a Chinese aircraft carrier’s voyage in the Pacific shows China’s expanding military capability and Japan was [...]
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Japan ex-PM Yoshida’s forgotten Pearl Harbor visit recounted

Japan ex-PM Yoshida’s forgotten Pearl Harbor visit recounted

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who will visit Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, wasn’t even born when Japan’s former leader Shigeru [...]
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PM Abe to send message Japan won’t repeat war atrocities

PM Abe to send message Japan won’t repeat war atrocities

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he wants to send a message to the world during his visit to Pearl Harbor that Japan will never repeat the atrocities of past wars. [...]
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Japan Sees Chinese Groups Backing Okinawa Independence Activists

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Chinese universities and think tanks are forming ties with Okinawan independence groups in a bid to divide public opinion in Japan, a Japanese government agency said in an [...]
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Survey: Support for Japanese role in peacekeeping missions down

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

Only about 20 percent of Japanese support the nation increasing its participation in UN peacekeeping operations, down nearly 10 percentage points from the previous survey, a [...]
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Activity logs of Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan discarded

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Daily activity logs compiled by Japanese troops deployed to South Sudan as UN peacekeepers have been discarded, Defense Ministry officials said, likely making it hard to [...]
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Government sources say Japan will maintain Russia sanctions while embarking on economic project

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Japan will adopt a two-prong policy on Russia of maintaining sanctions in line with the Group of Seven’s protest against the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea [...]
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Thousands stranded at Japan airport after heavy snow

Thousands stranded at Japan airport after heavy snow

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Heavy snow in northern Japan caused transport chaos over the holiday weekend, with flights and train services cancelled and thousands of passengers forced to camp out at a [...]
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Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee in US detention after seeking political asylum

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee in US detention after seeking political asylum

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

Teenage Singapore blogger Amos Yee, who served jail terms for insulting national icon and former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, is in detention in the United states, where he [...]
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Singapore: Catholic churches on high terror alert ahead of Christmas day celebration

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

Singapore police stepped up security at all the Roman Catholic churches in the Lion City ahead of Christmas day celebration on 24 and 25 December. It is also reported that [...]
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