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... 

Japan PM vows to ‘never forgive terrorists’ after IS hostage killing claim

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Tokyo: A visibly upset Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday vowed to “never forgive terrorists” after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing the beheading of hostage Kenji Goto. “I am extremely angry about these heinous and despicable terrorist acts. We will never forgive terrorists,” Abe told reporters in Tokyo. “We will cooperate with the international community... 

Japan storm into quarters with 20 Jordan win

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment

MELBOURNE: Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were on target to give Japan a 2-0 win over Jordan on Tuesday as the holders swept imperiously into the Asian Cup quarter-finals. Talisman Honda snapped up a rebound on 24 minutes after Shinji Okazaki´s low drive had been well saved by Jordan goalkeeper Amer Shafi to net his third goal in three games and take the Blue Samurai through as comfortable Group D winners. Kagawa,... 

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest of the country. DNA tests confirmed the H5 strain of the virus at a farm in Miyazaki after its owner reported more than 20 sudden deaths among his poultry on Sunday and Monday, the agriculture ministry said. “We confirmed at least three of the chickens tested positive for the... 

Japan PM Abe reelected with twothirds majority exit polls

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comfortably won re-election on Sunday, with his ruling coalition securing an unassailable majority in the lower house, media exit polls showed. Private broadcaster TBS projected his Liberal Democratic Party would win 294 seats while its junior partner Komeito would get 34, for a combined 328 seats. View full post on  Read More →


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