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VIOLENCE

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 27, 2016
Trip to China by Philippine special South China Sea envoy Ramos canceled
A trip to China by former Philippine leader Fidel Ramos, a special envoy chosen by President Rodrigo Duterte to initiate dialogue and repair ties with Beijing, has been canceled, an aide to Ramos said Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 16, 2016
44 people aged under 18 died of abuse in Japan in fiscal 2014: survey
A total of 44 children and young people aged under 18 died as a result of abuse in Japan in fiscal 2014, up eight from the previous year, with more than half killed by their mothers, a government panel survey showed Friday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 14, 2016
Japanese academic testifies at Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia
A Japanese academic testified at the U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia on Tuesday, giving an insight into forced marriage under the regime in the 1970s.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 13, 2016
China says peace with Vietnam in South China Sea must be maintained
China and Vietnam should work together to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea and manage and control disputes, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 9, 2016
Takahata rape case dropped; actor says he is sorry
Actor Yuta Takahata, 22, was released on bail from Maebashi Police Station in Gunma Prefecture on Friday after prosecutors decided not to pursue rape charges over an incident involving a hotel worker in the city.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 4, 2016
Xi defiant as Obama presses Chinese leader on South China Sea
U.S. President Barack Obama pressed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday on territorial disputes in the South China Sea, urging Beijing to uphold its legal obligations and stressing the United States' commitments to its regional allies.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 3, 2016
In interview, Obama to urge China to stop flexing muscles over South China Sea
China needs to be a more responsible power as it gains global influence and avoid flexing its muscles in disputes with smaller countries over issues like the South China Sea, U.S. President Barack Obama told CNN in an interview to be aired Sunday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 3, 2016
ASEAN, China to adopt communications protocol to ease tensions in disputed South China Sea
Southeast Asian countries and China will establish hotlines and adopt communications protocols to avoid potential naval clashes in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, a Philippines Foreign Ministry official said Friday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 30, 2016
Philippines says China must recognize South China Sea ruling
China will be the "loser" if it does not recognize an international court ruling against Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Tuesday.
EDITORIALS
Aug 29, 2016
Trying to make sense of Sagamihara
The treatment of people committed to mental hospitals is under scrutiny in the wake of the Sagamihara mass slaying.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 24, 2016
Frenchman shouts 'Allahu Akbar' as he stabs U.K. woman to death in Australia: police
A 29-year-old Frenchman shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) as he stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two people at a backpackers' hotel in northern Queensland, police said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 24, 2016
Duterte wants talks with China on sea dispute 'within the year'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he expects talks with China on their South China Sea dispute within a year, adding that he will not raise an international ruling rejecting China's claims there when he attends a regional summit next month.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 23, 2016
Spate of killings in Philippines rises to 1,900; not all drug-related, top cop says
The Philippines' national police chief said Tuesday that about 1,900 people had been killed during a crackdown on illegal drugs, which began seven weeks ago when President Rodrigo Duterte took power, but about 40 were not drug-related.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 21, 2016
Eight women slashed in suspected knife attack at Tokyo amusement park pool
Police probe incident at popular Tokyo Summerland theme park in western suburb.
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 16, 2016
Indonesia to destroy 71 boats, including Chinese, in display of maritime sovereignty
Indonesia will cap Wednesday's Independence Day celebrations by scuttling as many as 71 impounded foreign vessels — mostly Vietnamese but also a handful of Chinese — to signal its determination to protect its sovereignty over lucrative fishing grounds in the South China Sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 15, 2016
Fresh arrest warrant served on suspect in Sagamihara rampage
Police have served another arrest warrant on the alleged perpetrator of the deadly knife rampage at a care facility for people with disabilities last month in which 19 were killed and 27 injured.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 15, 2016
Thailand detains several people for questioning over deadly blasts
Thailand's army said on Monday it had detained several people for questioning over a wave of deadly bombings in some of the country's best known-beach resorts that killed four people and wounded dozens, including tourists.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Aug 15, 2016
Islamic State faces uphill 'branding war' in Afghanistan, Pakistan
The U.S. drone strike that killed the Islamic State group's commander for Afghanistan and Pakistan was the latest blow to the Middle East-led movement's ambitions to expand into a region where the long-established Taliban remain the dominant Islamist force.
EDITORIALS
Aug 13, 2016
Targeting scourge of child abuse
As reported cases of child abuse grow, so too must the government response.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 10, 2016
Vietnam places rocket launchers within range of China-held isles, where aircraft hangars are now visible
Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China's runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials.

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