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VIOLENCE

ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 9, 2016
New images suggest China has built reinforced hangars on disputed islands, think tank says
Recent satellite photographs show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in the disputed South China Sea, according to a Washington-based think tank.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 8, 2016
Former Philippine leader Ramos flies to China in bid to 'rekindle' ties soured over maritime row
Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos arrived in Hong Kong late Monday in a bid to "rekindle" ties with China as a special envoy to the country after an international tribunal rejected Beijing's historic claims to much of the South China Sea.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 8, 2016
Sagamihara massacre suspect tests positive for marijuana again: sources
A urine test conducted on the suspect in last month's deadly stabbing rampage at a care facility for the disabled in Sagamihara tests positive for marijuana.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 6, 2016
Chinese Air Force flies 'combat patrols' over Spratlys, Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea
China's air force has sent bombers and fighter jets on "combat patrols" near the disputed Spratly Islands and the flash point Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, the latest in a series of stepped-up military moves that Beijing has said will become a "regular practice."
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Aug 2, 2016
Sagamihara mass murder exposes flaws in mental health system
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that the government will seek further measures on compulsory hospitalization, but experts warn that more focus should be placed on aftercare to prevent such an incident from happening again.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 1, 2016
Sagamihara massacre suspect's life entered spiral after smoking 'kiken' drugs, friends say
Satoshi Uematsu had abused quasi-legal drugs and made radical remarks for years before the massacre, friends and acquaintances say.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 1, 2016
As its territory shrinks, Islamic State group increasingly looking to global attacks
The Islamic State group, losing territory and on the retreat in Iraq and Syria, has claimed credit for a surge in global attacks this summer, most of them in France and Germany.
WORLD
Aug 1, 2016
Islamic State calls on its members to carry out jihad in Russia
In a nine-minute video posted on YouTube on Sunday, the Islamic State called on its group members to carry out jihad in Russia.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 1, 2016
Emboldened Chinese military presses Xi for stern response to South China Sea ruling
China's leadership is resisting pressure from elements within the military for a more forceful response to an international court ruling against Beijing's claims in the South China Sea, sources said, wary of provoking a clash with the United States.
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2016
Missing Bangladeshi helped extremists enter Japan en route to Syria
A Bangladeshi who was a former associate professor at a Japanese university is suspected of helping two extremists travel to Turkey via Japan last year, it was learned Friday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 29, 2016
A brutal majority in Kashmir and elsewhere
The rise of a rabid majoritarianism is part of a larger rejection of politics based on reason and dialogue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 29, 2016
Father of knife-attack victim describes anger over incident
The father of a 45-year-old woman severely injured in Tuesday's deadly knife attack at a care facility for people with disabilities has described his deep anger and anguish over the incident.
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2016
Care facility killer came armed with multiple weapons, say police sources
The alleged perpetrator of Tuesday's deadly knife rampage at a residential care facility for people with disabilities appears to have thoroughly planned the attack, bringing with him at least five knives, two hammers and other tools, investigative sources said Friday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 29, 2016
China, Russia to carry out joint military drills in South China Sea
China and Russia will hold joint naval drills in the disputed South China Sea in September, China's Defense Ministry announced Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 28, 2016
Chaos at Sagamihara care facility leaves residents in limbo
Following Tuesday's knife attack at a care home for people with disabilities, concerns have emerged over how to care for the survivors who must remain at the gruesome crime scene.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 28, 2016
Uematsu cited Hitler's ideology, menaced care home for months before attacking residents
The attacker who slit the throats of dozens of residents cited a belief in the ideology of the Nazi leader when he was hospitalized.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 27, 2016
Despite obvious signs, care home killer slipped through the cracks
Satoshi Uematsu exhibited disturbing behavior before Tuesday's massacre at a care home, delivering an ominous euthanasia letter to House of Representatives Speaker Tadamori Oshima and telling co-workers and the police he intended to kill disabled people, prompting his forced hospitalization.
EDITORIALS
Jul 27, 2016
Senseless carnage at a care home
Hard questions need to be asked about why the warning signs given by the Sagamihara mass killer didn't trigger more alarms.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 27, 2016
No 'free pass' for Indonesia on China Sea disputes, letter says
Indonesia should step up and play a greater leadership role in Southeast Asia's management of maritime disputes with China, a group of foreign policy experts and academics said in an open letter.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 26, 2016
Kerry says U.S. backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday he supported the resumption of bilateral talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following a ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month.

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