Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour

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Czechs bounce Japan to reach Davis Cup semifinals

Posted by on Apr 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: Title holders the Czech Republic reached the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after clinically dispatching Japan in Saturday´s doubles to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the tie. Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol beat Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in front of the Japanese emperor and empress in Tokyo as the two-time defending champions set up a clash with either France or Germany from September 12-14. Stepanek... 

Diseasedetecting breathalyzer unveiled in Japan

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: Japan´s Toshiba on Tuesday unveiled a breathalyser which it says can detect a wide range of diseases just 30 seconds after users blow into the machine. The device, about the size of a small dishwasher, has a nozzle in which users blow several times. It then analyses the puffs for traces of several gases which can signal the presence of several health problems including diabetes, stomach ailments and even the... 

Eight Chinese crew missing after ships collide off Japan

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: One Chinese crew member was in a critical condition and eight others were missing after two cargo ships collided at the mouth of Tokyo Bay early Tuesday, Japan´s coastguard said. The Panamanian-flagged Beagle III, a 12,630-ton vessel carrying steel coil, sank after colliding with the South Korean-registered Pegasus Prime in the Uraga waterway. The accident happened at about 3:10 am (1810 GMT Monday). Of the... 

Eight Chinese crew missing after ships collide off Japan

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Asian shares slip after weak China Japan data

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

HONG KONG: Asian markets tumbled on Monday following a surprisingly poor batch of economic data out of China, while revised Japanese figures showed 2013 growth was slower than expected. The losses came after healthy gains on most bourses last week and despite jobs growth in the United States, while investors are keeping an eye on events in Ukraine as leaders try to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Tokyo slipped... 

Japan launches hitech global rainfall satellite

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: Japan successfully launched its latest rocket on Friday, carrying a hi-tech satellite to monitor global rainfall and help meteorologists forecast big storms, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The H-IIA rocket blasted off from a southern Japanese island at 3:37 am on Friday (1837 GMT Thursday) as scheduled, with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core observatory aboard, JAXA said. The... 

Indonesia searches for more Japan divers after five rescued

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEMAWANG: Indonesian authorities scoured waters off Bali on Tuesday for two Japanese scuba divers missing for four days, as friends and colleagues heartened by the astonishing rescue of five others in the group expressed hope they will be found. A huge search swung into action on Friday when the group of female divers disappeared after setting out on a diving expedition from Nusa Lembongan, just east of the resort island... 

Snow in Japan causes deaths disrupts traffic

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: The second heavy snowfall in a week to hit Japan killed up to a dozen people and injured hundreds over the weekend, while paralyzing traffic and causing power outages. In Yamanashi, in central Japan, a record 114 centimeters (45 inches) of snow fell. About 27 centimeters (10 inches) of snow was enough to paralyze Tokyo, which usually sees only a few light dustings each winter. The Japan Meteorological Agency said... 

US vows to defend Japan against China

Posted by on Feb 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack including over islands claimed by China as tensions boil between the Asian powers. a to start regular patrols from island in South China Sea Reuters Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in Washington with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and reaffirmed the 1960 treaty that commits the United... 
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