US crush Japan 52 to win third Women’s World Cup title

Posted by on Jul 06, 2015 | Leave a Comment

VANCOUVER: Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hat trick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2 demolition of defending champions Japan on Sunday. The United States, winners in 1991 and 1999, became the first nation to win the crown three times and avenged their loss to Japan on penalties in the 2011 final. Lloyd, 32, scored her first goal after just three minutes on the pitch at Vancouver´s... 

Japan beat Dutch 21 set up Australia clash

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Vancouver: Saori Ariyoshi and Mizuho Sakaguchi scored to put defending champions Japan through to a quarter-final showdown with Australia by beating the Netherlands 2-1 at the Women´s World Cup on Tuesday. The Japanese controlled their last-16 game from the outset with defender Ariyoshi scoring her first goal for the “Nadeshiko” after 10 minutes and midfielder Sakaguchi getting the second after 78 minutes. Kirsten... 

Solar Impulse plane stuck in Japan one week for repairs

Posted by on Jun 04, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Tokyo: Solar Impulse 2 will be stuck in Japan for at least a week, its pilot has said, after it sustained damage to its delicate wing following an impromptu landing in the country. The plane was en route from China to Hawaii, in the most ambitious leg of a record-breaking attempt to circumnavigate the globe using only the power of the sun. But mission controllers forced the high-tech aircraft to land in Nagoya on Monday,... 

Powerful 78 quake shakes Japan

Posted by on May 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Tokyo: A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese coast Saturday, geologists said, shaking buildings in Tokyo and setting off car alarms, an AFP correspondent reported. Despite the huge power of the quake, there was no risk of a tsunami, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre reported. Residential buildings swayed for around a minute as the quake built in intensity at around 8.30pm (1130 GMT). There were no immediate... 

Strong 68 magnitude quake hits northeastern Japan

Posted by on May 13, 2015 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan early Wednesday, authorities said, but they did not issue a tsunami warning and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck at 6:12 am (2112 GMT Tuesday) off the east coast of Japan´s Honshu island in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 38.9 kilometres (24.1 miles), according to the United States Geological Survey. Japan´s... 

US Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: The United States and Japan unveiled new rules for defense cooperation Monday in a historic move that will give Japanese forces a wider global role amid concerns over China´s rising sway. Under the revised guidelines, Japan could come to the aid of US forces threatened by a third country or, for example, deploy minesweeper ships to a mission in the Middle East. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense... 

Tsunami warning after 66 magnitude quake in Japan

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Tokyo: A tsunami as big as one metre (three feet) was reportedly forecast to hit islands in Japan´s far south Monday after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan. National broadcaster NHK said waves were possible on several islands in the southern Okinawa chain after a very shallow quake centred on Yonaguni in the southwest, near Taiwan. Witnesses said buildings swayed in Taipei but there was no visible... 

Prince William swaps royal notes with Japan emperor

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: Britain´s Prince William compared royal notes with Japan´s imperial family on Friday in the tradition-laden Imperial Palace that dominates central Tokyo. The young scion of the House of Windsor was welcomed by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the entrance of the imposing palace, which is cut off from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo by a large moat. Akihito, whose family claims to be able to trace its... 

Canon showcases host of new cameras at Japan exhibition

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Canon put on display a host of exciting new products at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show held in Yokohama, Japan last week. Amongst other products, the camera and imaging pioneers showcased a host of new models including DSLRs and compact cameras, as well as new lenses and sensors. Amongst new products launched are Canon’s two flagship EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS cameras, featuring Canon’s highest... 

Tsunami advisory issued in N Japan after 69 quake agency

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Tokyo: Japan issued a tsunami advisory Tuesday morning following a 6.9-magnitude earthquake in northern Japan, the meteorological agency said. The agency said a tsunami of up to one metre (3.3 feet) was forecast to hit the coast of Iwate at around 8:30 am (2330 GMT Monday). Television footage has so far shown no major change in sea levels around the seashore in Miyako, eastern Iwate. The quake struck at 8:06 am in the... 
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