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Tokyo hit with 4.6 magnitude earthquake

Tokyo hit with 4.6 magnitude earthquake

Tokyo – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 shook eastern Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 9:27 a.m. (0027 GMT), was north of Tokyo in Saitama prefecture, the agency said. The quake was measured at a depth of 50 km (30 miles). No […]

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US woman arrested over disposal of bullets at Tokyo airport

US woman arrested over disposal of bullets at Tokyo airport

A woman from the United States was arrested Wednesday for allegedly tossing 100 live bullets into the garbage at an airport in Japan, local media reported. Japan strictly controls the possession of guns and ammunition and incidents involving firearms in the country are extremely rare, usually grabbing national headlines when they occur. Public broadcaster NHK […]

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Japan defense minister under fire before key Tokyo poll

Japan defense minister under fire before key Tokyo poll

Tokyo – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government, its ratings slipping over suspicions of favoritism, has suffered a fresh embarrassment when his defense minister made politically sensitive remarks just days ahead of a key local election. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, speaking on Tuesday at a rally for ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) candidates in Sunday’s […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics next target for Azizulhasni

Tokyo 2020 Olympics next target for Azizulhasni

Sepang – After winning the world keirin title at the UCI Track World Championships in Hong Kong on Thursday, national elite track cyclist Mohd Azizulhasni Awang has now set his sights on the gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. “Of course becoming a world champion was my dream, and until now, […]

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Japan Olympics golf club ‘baffled’ over sexism row

Japan Olympics golf club ‘baffled’ over sexism row

Tokyo – The chairman of the Japanese golf club set to host the sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said they are bewildered by requests lift its ban on women becoming full members. Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, north of Tokyo, postponed a decision to review its membership policy following a board meeting on Tuesday […]

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TPP: Putrajaya, Tokyo sependapat

TPP: Putrajaya, Tokyo sependapat

Tokyo – Putrajaya dan Tokyo bersependapat bahawa cadangan perjanjian Perkongsian Trans-Pasifik (TPP) perlu dilaksanakan dan Putrajaya berharap kepentingan strategik pakatan perdagangan bebas itu akan diperakui oleh pentadbiran Donald Trump. Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berkata pertemuan antara Perdana Menteri Jepun Shinzo Abe dan Presiden Amerika Syarikat yang baru dipilih, Trump pada 17 Nov […]

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Najib meets Japan business leaders in Tokyo

Najib meets Japan business leaders in Tokyo

Tokyo – Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak met the leaders of several Japanese organisations and businesses at a hotel here Wednesday. Najib, who is on a three-day visit to Japan from Tuesday at the invitation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, met representatives of the Japan-Malaysia Parliamentary Friendship Association (JMPFA). JMPFA […]

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Najib arrives in Tokyo for working visit

Najib arrives in Tokyo for working visit

Tokyo – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived here today for a three-day working visit to Japan to further boost bilateral ties. Upon arrival at about 7.30am local time (6.30 Malaysian time) Najib and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, were greeted among others, by the Malaysian Ambassador to Japan, Datuk Ahmad Izlan […]

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Boy killed in freak fire at Tokyo art event

Boy killed in freak fire at Tokyo art event

Tokyo – A five-year-old Japanese boy was burnt to death after a wooden jungle gym display created for a Tokyo arts festival suddenly caught fire, reports and officials said Monday. The freak conflagration on Sunday, caused flames to shoot metres into the evening sky, reports quoted witnesses in the Japanese capital as saying. A man […]

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Tokyo shaken by magnitude 4.9 earthquake

Tokyo shaken by magnitude 4.9 earthquake

Tokyo – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 shook buildings in Tokyo on Wednesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world’s most seismically active areas. Japan accounts for about 20 percent of the world’s earthquakes […]

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