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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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Japan ‘serial killer’ said to be quiet child turned sex trade scout

Japan ‘serial killer’ said to be quiet child turned sex trade scout

Tokyo – Takahiro Shiraishi, the Japanese man who has reportedly confessed to murdering and hacking up nine young people in his Tokyo bathroom, was said to be a quiet schoolboy who would grow up to work on the fringes of the sex industry and become a suspected serial killer. Pictures of the 27-year-old show an […]

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Japan killing spree ‘lasted 2 months’

Japan killing spree ‘lasted 2 months’

Tokyo – A Japanese man arrested after police found nine dismembered corpses rotting in his house has confessed to killing all his victims over a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter, media reports said Wednesday. Authorities were quizzing 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, who has reportedly confessed to hacking the flesh off the bodies and throwing […]

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‘Pineapple pen’ star to serenade Trump on Japan visit

‘Pineapple pen’ star to serenade Trump on Japan visit

Tokyo – US President Donald Trump will be serenaded with a bizarre hit song about a ‘pen-pineapple-apple-pen’ on his visit to Japan next week. Japan will roll out wacky crooner Pikotaro – whose 45-second “PPAP” ditty went viral last year after being shared by pop star Justin Bieber – when Trump comes to town at […]

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Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off eastern Japan

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off eastern Japan

Tokyo – An earthquake measuring 6.3 struck off the eastern coast of Japan on Friday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake struck 300 km (180 miles) east of Iwaki, Honshu, at a depth of 77.8 km, USGS said.- Reuters

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Panel falls from plane in Japan, second case in a week

Panel falls from plane in Japan, second case in a week

Tokyo – A panel weighing three kilogrammes fell from a plane onto a factory near Tokyo, Japanese officials said Thursday, the country’s second case in a week after a similar part landed on a car. No injuries were reported after the panel was discovered inside the factory near Narita Airport in the suburbs of the […]

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Strong 6.1 quake off Japan’s east coast

Strong 6.1 quake off Japan’s east coast

A strong magnitude 6.1 quake hit off the east coast of Japan early Thursday but authorities did not issue a tsunami warning. It struck 281 kilometres (175 miles) east of the city of Kamaishi on Honshu, the largest Japanese island, at a shallow depth of just 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. […]

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Japan can ‘never tolerate’ N.Korea’s ‘provocative’ acts – Abe

Japan can ‘never tolerate’ N.Korea’s ‘provocative’ acts – Abe

Tokyo – Prime minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan would “never tolerate” what he called North Korea’s “dangerous provocative action that threatens world peace” following a missile launch over his country. “We can never tolerate that North Korea trampled on the international community’s strong, united resolve toward peace that has been shown in UN […]

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