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DPM receives courtesy call from Japan’s Justice Minister

DPM receives courtesy call from Japan’s Justice Minister

Putrajaya – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today received a courtesy call from Japanese Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa at his office at the Perdana Putra here today. In the 40-minute meeting, Ahmad Zahid and Kamikawa discussed issues such as Malaysia-Japan bilateral relations, trade and investment as well as security issues including […]

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Japan claims anchor role in HSR bid

Japan claims anchor role in HSR bid

Kuala Lumpur – Japan is making an all-out bid for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) contract to construct Southeast Asia’s largest ever infrastructure project. The Japanese package would be a truly holistic one with the best HSR technology via the first invented and world-renowned high-speed railway system, the Shinkansen, plus total transfer of […]

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Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes 320 km off Japan’s Bonin Islands

Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes 320 km off Japan’s Bonin Islands

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck 320 km (200 miles) northwest of Japan’s Bonin Islands early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was reported in the sea at a depth of 10 km. – Reuters

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First ‘serious incident’ for Japan bullet train as crack found

First ‘serious incident’ for Japan bullet train as crack found

A crack has been found in a Japanese “bullet train” that could have caused a derailment, officials said Wednesday, in the first-ever “serious incident” for the iconic mode of transport. Crew aboard a “shinkansen” bullet train reported a burning smell and strange noises when it pulled out of a station in southern Japan on Monday. […]

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Japan helping Malaysia prepare for industrial revolution 4.0 – Najib

Japan helping Malaysia prepare for industrial revolution 4.0 – Najib

Kuala Lumpur – Japanese companies have contributed to Malaysia’s agenda of generating sustainable and inclusive growth, while transforming the country towards being fully prepared for the Fourth lndustrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), says Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said Japan played a significant part in Malaysia’s growth, being a top sources of foreign […]

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10 bodies found on Japan coast opposite North Korea

10 bodies found on Japan coast opposite North Korea

Tokyo – The badly decomposed remains of ten people have been found on Japan’s coast across the sea from North Korea, along with the wreckage of two boats, officials said Monday. The discovery comes just days after a group of eight fishermen, who said they were from North Korea, washed up on the same shore. […]

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8 ‘North Koreans’ wash up in Japan – Official

8 ‘North Koreans’ wash up in Japan – Official

Tokyo – A group of eight fishermen claiming to be from North Korea washed up in northern Japan after drifting there when their wooden vessel developed technical problems, authorities said on Friday. Television footage from a pier in the city of Yurihonjo on Japan’s northwestern coast showed a wooden boat rigged with bare light bulbs, […]

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5.8 magnitude quake strikes off east coast Japan

5.8 magnitude quake strikes off east coast Japan

A magnitude 5.8 quake struck off the east coast of Japan on Monday, the U.S. Geological Service said. The quake, originally measured at 6.1 magnitude, hit 218 miles (351 km) east of Sendai, Honshu, at a depth of 5.9 miles (9.5 km), the USGS said. The Japanese Meteorological Agency said the quake’s magnitude was 5.7 […]

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Japan’s ‘Black Widow’ to hang for murder

Japan’s ‘Black Widow’ to hang for murder

Tokyo – A Japanese court Tuesday sentenced to death a one-time millionairess dubbed the “Black Widow”, who tricked elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance. Kyoto District Court condemned Chisako Kakehi, 70, to the gallows for the murder of three men – including a husband – and the attempted […]

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15-year-old girl among Japan ‘serial killer’ mutilation victims

15-year-old girl among Japan ‘serial killer’ mutilation victims

Tokyo – Three high school girls, including a 15-year-old, were among the nine people mutilated by a suspected serial killer in Japan, reports said Monday, as one woman described how she had a lucky escape. At least three of the victims were high school pupils from different regions and one of them was a 15-year-old […]

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