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Local authorities say more than 6,000 structures were damaged in recent Osaka earthquake
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:35:26 +0200
Authorities have confirmed that more than 6,000 structures were damaged by the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked northern Osaka Prefecture last Monday morning.Almost a week ...
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Japan touts completion of Fukushima cleanup at tripartite environment meeting in China
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:53:13 +0200
Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa told his counterparts from China and South Korea on Sunday that radioactive decontamination work following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is ...
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Ugandan computer scientist wins prestigious engineering prize for developing non-invasive malaria test kit
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:35:15 +0200
Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not ...
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Taizo Mikazuki wins re-election in Shiga gubernatorial race
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:34:09 +0200
Shiga Gov. Taizo Mikazuki won re-election on Sunday after gaining wide support from both ruling and opposition parties.Mikazuki, 47, a former senior vice minister of ...
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Mikazuki wins re-election in Shiga gubernatorial race
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:34:09 +0200
Shiga Gov. Taizo Mikazuki won re-election on Sunday after gaining wide support from both ruling and opposition parties.Mikazuki, 47, a former senior vice minister of ...
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Taro Aso says LDP garners support from young voters who do not read newspapers so often
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:07:01 +0200
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso raised eyebrows Sunday by suggesting that his Liberal Democratic Party enjoys high support among young voters because they are less ...
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Aso says LDP garners support from young voters who do not read newspapers so often
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:07:01 +0200
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso raised eyebrows Sunday by suggesting that his Liberal Democratic Party enjoys high support among young voters because they are less ...
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To cover the trail, police say, Harenohi kimono rental business swapped accountants annually from 2015
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 13:39:37 +0200
A bankrupt kimono rental firm whose president was arrested on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining bank loans before declaring the company bankrupt in January started changing ...
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Japan considers crime prediction system using big data and AI
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 13:01:14 +0200
The government and the police are discussing the idea of developing a computer system that can predict street crime by utilizing big data and artificial ...
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Ethiopian leader Abiy Ahmed survives grenade attack at rally; two dead, scores hurt
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:25:17 +0200
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed survived a grenade attack on Saturday at a massive rally in support of his push for radical political and economic ...
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Jared Kushner says U.S. will present Mideast peace plan soon, with or without Abbas
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:24:36 +0200
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or ...
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Oasis fund urges Nissin Foods to oppose reappointment of Premier Foods CEO
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:11:48 +0200
Hong Kong investment fund Oasis Management Co. said Sunday it will ask Nissin Foods Holdings Co. to oppose the reappointment of the chief executive officer ...
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Opposition party exec moves to file criminal complaint accusing Nobuhisa Sagawa of perjury in Moritomo testimony
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:02:01 +0200
An opposition party plans to ask other parties to back the filing a criminal complaint against former Finance Ministry official Nobuhisa Sagawa, accusing him of ...
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Former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui pushes defense cooperation with Japan
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:05:41 +0200
During a speech in Okinawa on Saturday, former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui emphasized that it is important for Japan and Taiwan to promote exchanges and ...
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Despite hype, Japan’s envoys skeptical an Abe-Kim summit would be productive
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:47:04 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had long made a big deal out taking a hard-line stance against North Korea. But the historic June 12 meeting between ...
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Environment chief Nakagawa calls out China on fire ant shipments
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:35:29 +0200
Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa called on China to take measures to prevent the international spread of fire ants, which have repeatedly been found in shipping ...
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India speeds up environmental approval process for major industrial projects
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:30:39 +0200
India is fast-tracking environmental clearances for projects like power plants and coal mines in a bid to boost growth, setting off alarm bells among environmentalists ...
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:20:56 +0200
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to ...
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Turkey’s Erdogan faces poll test against resurgent opposition
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:15:27 +0200
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday faces the biggest ballot box challenge of his 15 year grip on Turkey, with the opposition revitalized and his ...
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Upgraded Toyotas and Hondas automatically notify hospitals of accidents
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:10:29 +0200
Toyota and Honda have activated an emergency communications system that allows some vehicles to automatically send accident notifications to hospitals and fire departments to shorten ...
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As Facebook ages, teens look elsewhere to connect
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:00:46 +0200
Manon , 17, has a Facebook account but to connect with her friends she turns to other social networks like Instagram or Snapchat.“I don’t use ...
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U.S. moves 100 coffins to North Korean border to receive remains of soldiers missing since Korean War
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:55:53 +0200
The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea’s returning of the remains of American soldiers ...
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Russian jets strike rebel-held town in Syria
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:50:16 +0200
Russian jets struck an opposition held town in southwest Syria on Sunday, opposition sources said, in the first air cover provided by Moscow to an ...
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Filipino Catholics honor John the Baptist at annual ‘mud people’ festival
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:13:37 +0200
More than a thousand Filipinos at a Catholic festival on Sunday slathered their bodies in mud to show devotion and humility.The annual tradition forms part ...
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Osaka gears up for final stage of 2025 World Expo bid
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:10:20 +0200
With less than five months to go until the host of the 2025 World Expo is decided, Osaka is gearing up for a final push ...
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Most important news of Japan:
Local authorities say more than 6,000 structures were damaged in recent Osaka earthquake
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:35:26 +0200
Authorities have confirmed that more than 6,000 structures were damaged by the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked northern Osaka Prefecture last Monday morning.Almost a week ...
© Japan Times
Japan touts completion of Fukushima cleanup at tripartite environment meeting in China
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:53:13 +0200
Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa told his counterparts from China and South Korea on Sunday that radioactive decontamination work following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is ...
© Japan Times
Ugandan computer scientist wins prestigious engineering prize for developing non-invasive malaria test kit
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:35:15 +0200
Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not ...
© Japan Times
Mikazuki wins re-election in Shiga gubernatorial race
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:34:09 +0200
Shiga Gov. Taizo Mikazuki won re-election on Sunday after gaining wide support from both ruling and opposition parties.Mikazuki, 47, a former senior vice minister of ...
© Japan Times
Aso says LDP garners support from young voters who do not read newspapers so often
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:07:01 +0200
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso raised eyebrows Sunday by suggesting that his Liberal Democratic Party enjoys high support among young voters because they are less ...
© Japan Times
To cover the trail, police say, Harenohi kimono rental business swapped accountants annually from 2015
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 13:39:37 +0200
A bankrupt kimono rental firm whose president was arrested on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining bank loans before declaring the company bankrupt in January started changing ...
© Japan Times
Japan considers crime prediction system using big data and AI
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 13:01:14 +0200
The government and the police are discussing the idea of developing a computer system that can predict street crime by utilizing big data and artificial ...
© Japan Times
Ethiopian leader Abiy Ahmed survives grenade attack at rally; two dead, scores hurt
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:25:17 +0200
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed survived a grenade attack on Saturday at a massive rally in support of his push for radical political and economic ...
© Japan Times
Jared Kushner says U.S. will present Mideast peace plan soon, with or without Abbas
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:24:36 +0200
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or ...
© Japan Times
Oasis fund urges Nissin Foods to oppose reappointment of Premier Foods CEO
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:11:48 +0200
Hong Kong investment fund Oasis Management Co. said Sunday it will ask Nissin Foods Holdings Co. to oppose the reappointment of the chief executive officer ...
© Japan Times
Opposition party exec moves to file criminal complaint accusing Nobuhisa Sagawa of perjury in Moritomo testimony
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:02:01 +0200
An opposition party plans to ask other parties to back the filing a criminal complaint against former Finance Ministry official Nobuhisa Sagawa, accusing him of ...
© Japan Times
Former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui pushes defense cooperation with Japan
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:05:41 +0200
During a speech in Okinawa on Saturday, former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui emphasized that it is important for Japan and Taiwan to promote exchanges and ...
© Japan Times
Despite hype, Japan’s envoys skeptical an Abe-Kim summit would be productive
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:47:04 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had long made a big deal out taking a hard-line stance against North Korea. But the historic June 12 meeting between ...
© Japan Times
Environment chief Nakagawa calls out China on fire ant shipments
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:35:29 +0200
Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa called on China to take measures to prevent the international spread of fire ants, which have repeatedly been found in shipping ...
© Japan Times
India speeds up environmental approval process for major industrial projects
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:30:39 +0200
India is fast-tracking environmental clearances for projects like power plants and coal mines in a bid to boost growth, setting off alarm bells among environmentalists ...
© Japan Times
Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:20:56 +0200
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to ...
© Japan Times
Turkey’s Erdogan faces poll test against resurgent opposition
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:15:27 +0200
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday faces the biggest ballot box challenge of his 15 year grip on Turkey, with the opposition revitalized and his ...
© Japan Times
Upgraded Toyotas and Hondas automatically notify hospitals of accidents
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:10:29 +0200
Toyota and Honda have activated an emergency communications system that allows some vehicles to automatically send accident notifications to hospitals and fire departments to shorten ...
© Japan Times
As Facebook ages, teens look elsewhere to connect
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:00:46 +0200
Manon , 17, has a Facebook account but to connect with her friends she turns to other social networks like Instagram or Snapchat.“I don’t use ...
© Japan Times
U.S. moves 100 coffins to North Korean border to receive remains of soldiers missing since Korean War
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:55:53 +0200
The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea’s returning of the remains of American soldiers ...
© Japan Times
Russian jets strike rebel-held town in Syria
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:50:16 +0200
Russian jets struck an opposition held town in southwest Syria on Sunday, opposition sources said, in the first air cover provided by Moscow to an ...
© Japan Times
Filipino Catholics honor John the Baptist at annual ‘mud people’ festival
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:13:37 +0200
More than a thousand Filipinos at a Catholic festival on Sunday slathered their bodies in mud to show devotion and humility.The annual tradition forms part ...
© Japan Times
Osaka gears up for final stage of 2025 World Expo bid
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:10:20 +0200
With less than five months to go until the host of the 2025 World Expo is decided, Osaka is gearing up for a final push ...
© Japan Times
Kansai entities team up on U.N. development goals as Japan angles for World Expo
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:08:08 +0200
When the Group of 20 summit takes place in Osaka a year from now, the bulk of media reporting and commentary will no doubt emphasize ...
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U.S. government reunites 522 children removed under ‘zero tolerance’
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 07:56:34 +0200
The U.S. Homeland Security Department said late Saturday the government has reunited 522 children separated from adults as part of a “zero tolerance” initiative and ...
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