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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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North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea fires missile over Japan

Seoul – North Korea fired an unidentified missile eastwards over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday, Seoul and Tokyo said, its latest provocation amid high tensions over its banned weapons programmes. The launch, from near Pyongyang, came after the United Nations Security Council imposed an eighth set of sanctions on the country over its […]

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India’s first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

India’s first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

Ahmedabad – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today inaugurated India’s first bullet train project — a US$19 billion (RM79.84 billion) line in the home state of Indian leader Narendra Modi intended to revitalise the country’s vast but dilapidated network. The initiative is seen as emblematic of fast warming relations between New Delhi and Tokyo, who […]

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Japan, S.Korea push Putin over Pyongyang sanctions

Japan, S.Korea push Putin over Pyongyang sanctions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his South Korean counterpart on Thursday struggled to grind down Russian resistance to new sanctions on Pyongyang over its nuclear test as Vladimir Putin appeared to give little ground. The United States on Wednesday demanded that the United Nations slap an oil embargo on North Korea and a freeze […]

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Japan, China say no radiation detected after N.Korea nuke test

Japan, China say no radiation detected after N.Korea nuke test

Tokyo – Japan and China said Monday they had not yet detected any atmospheric radiation from North Korea’s nuclear test, amid fears of a leak from a “cave in” during the underground blast. Japan’s top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters there was “nothing special detected from monitoring posts across the country“, nor from air […]

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N. Korea warns Japan of ‘imminent self-destruction’

N. Korea warns Japan of ‘imminent self-destruction’

Seoul – Nuclear-armed North Korea has warned Tokyo against “imminent self-destruction” for siding with Washington, as tensions soar after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan. The North set off global alarm Tuesday when it fired an intermediate-range missile over the Asian island nation, triggering condemnation from world leaders including the US and Japan. Japanese Prime […]

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North Korea fires missile over Japan, sharply escalating tensions

North Korea fires missile over Japan, sharply escalating tensions

Tokyo – North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early on Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, marking a sharp escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula. The test, which experts said appeared to have been a recently developed intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile, […]

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Japan aims to reduce suicides by 30% in 10 years

Japan aims to reduce suicides by 30% in 10 years

Tokyo – Japan aims to cut suicides by 30 percent over 10 years, with the government Tuesday approving a plan which seeks to curb extreme work hours seen as contributing to one of the world’s highest suicide rates. Japan has the highest suicide rate among Group of Seven (G7) advanced countries and the government describes […]

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Japan’s Honda arrives in Mexico, speaking Spanish

Japan’s Honda arrives in Mexico, speaking Spanish

Japan international Keisuke Honda surprised journalists by speaking passable Spanish as he gave his debut press conference Tuesday at his new club, Mexico’s Pachuca. The 31-year-old, who signed with the Mexican first-division club last week after a three-year stint at AC Milan, amused sports reporters covering his arrival in Mexico by greeting them with a […]

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