- Gerry Curtis sees Ishiba Shigeru's acceptance of rural revival post as tantamount to abandoning run for LDP pres? http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21615637-shinzo-abes-second-cabinet-faces-daunting-economic-challenges-shuffling-deck
- One reason why it took Asahi so long to repudiate articles with Yoshida's claims? Fear of reprisals, since realized http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140906p2a00m0na013000c.html
- @philipbrasor on the mounting reasons why a casino in Tokyo any time soon is a bad bet http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/06/national/media-national/push-casinos-runs-headwinds/#.VAuPvyGCi1t
- @JMSchles Major news out of Dhaka. China was supposedly pushing hard for Bangladesh's winning the UNSC seat over Japan. [Tweet regarding this news].
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