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VIOLENCE

ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jul 25, 2016
Watered-down ASEAN statement could diminish grouping's already waning clout: analysts
A watered-down statement Monday by Southeast Asian nations that failed to mention a landmark legal ruling over China's claims to most of the South China Sea could diminish the clout of the region's key grouping, analysts say.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 24, 2016
Former Philippine leader Ramos accepts post as special envoy to Beijing over South China Sea dispute: reports
Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos has accepted a position as special envoy to China after an international tribunal ruled that Beijing's claims to much of the South China Sea had no legal basis, local media reports said Sunday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 23, 2016
Top Obama aide to take call for South China Sea calm to Beijing
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice will urge Beijing next week to avoid escalation in the South China Sea when she makes the highest-level U.S. visit to China since an international court rejected its sweeping claims to the strategic waterway.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 22, 2016
Fixing ties between the people and the police
To truly protect and serve the public, U.S. cops need to stop carrying guns and stop acting as shakedown thugs for municipal governments.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 17, 2016
Profile of Islamist attackers shifting from idealists to disillusioned, unstable criminals
As authorities investigate the motives for a mass killing in Nice late Thursday that was claimed by the Islamic State group, analysts say the case appears to highlight a shift in the profile of those launching attacks in the name of hard-line Islamist groups.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jul 16, 2016
Terrorism and sexual assault cast shadow over Japanese travelers
Surely if a prize were to be awarded for the week's most controversial article, it would go to Shukan Shincho's piece titled "If you're traveling abroad, here is a phrase from the Quran you should memorize."
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 15, 2016
Abe condemns Nice attack; officials scramble to find out if Japanese are among victims
Japan's prime minister and other world leaders on Friday condemned the massacre of revelers on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice by the driver of a speeding, swerving truck on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 15, 2016
Abe, in Mongolia, condemns deadly terrorist attack in French Riviera resort of Nice as 'utterly intolerable'
The government Friday condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in the southern French city of Nice which killed at least 80 people and wounded hundreds of others.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 13, 2016
After South China Sea ruling, could tiny Okinotorishima be the next flash point?
After an international court issued a stinging rebuke of Beijing's expansive claims in the South China Sea on Tuesday, the next flash point to emerge could be a bit closer to home — but just a bit.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 12, 2016
Focus on police shootings obscures larger issue
A new U.S. study shows that whites are more likely to be shot by cops than blacks and Hispanics, but the latter experience non-lethal violent encounters with cops far more often.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 12, 2016
Rocks, reefs and recriminations: a South China Sea glossary
An international Court issues its ruling Tuesday on a challenge brought by the Philippines to China's claim to more than 80 percent of the South China Sea.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 12, 2016
Why the Philippines' South China Sea legal case matters
A panel of five judges at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague is set to announce on Tuesday their ruling in a case brought by the Philippines against China over its actions in the South China Sea.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 11, 2016
Beijing touts South China Sea lighthouses ahead of key maritime court ruling
Just days ahead of an international court ruling over its claims to much of the South China Sea, Beijing has announced that it will soon begin operating its fifth lighthouse in the disputed waters.
WORLD
Jul 10, 2016
Death toll from South Sudan fighting climbs to 272: government source
At least 272 people have died in fighting between South Sudan's rival factions in the capital Juba, including 33 civilians, a government source said on Sunday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 9, 2016
China holds naval combat drill in South China Sea near Hainan, Paracels
The Chinese navy conducted combat drills near its island province of Hainan and the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the Ministry of Defense said on Saturday.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 8, 2016
Anatomy of the Dhaka attack
Bangladesh today is fighting for its soul. The U.S., India and other states ought to significantly ramp up assistance to Dhaka.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 8, 2016
The rise of Islamic extremism in Bangladesh
The Dhaka attack has shown that even Bangladeshis who are highly educated are now being drawn toward Wahhabi ideology.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2016
Man arrested for allegedly chopping off ballet instructor's thumb in Tokyo
A former ballet school student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly chopping off a female instructor's thumb at a dance studio in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2016
Japanese killed in Dhaka terrorist massacre put up little resistance, autopsies indicate
The bodies of seven Japanese killed in a terrorist attack in Bangladesh had few scars, suggesting the victims had little time to resist before being fatally wounded, according to police autopsies conducted on the victims' bodies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 5, 2016
Victims of Dhaka massacre repatriated; Japan to step up action against terrorism
The bodies of seven Japanese murdered by Islamic extremists in Bangladesh were repatriated Tuesday when an Air Self-Defense Force jet carrying their coffins arrived at Tokyo's Haneda airport.

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