Saturday, 17 November 2018

Tag Archives: Japan

Japan youth suicides hit 30-year high

TOKYO: Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than three decades, the country’s education ministry says. In the fiscal year 2016/7 up to March, 250 children from elementary to high school age were recorded as having taken their own lives. The number is five more ...

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US calls for separate trade agreements with Europe, Japan, UK

WASHINGTON: US officials announced negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade agreements. “We ...

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Younis Khan offered Japanese cricket coach position

TOKYO: Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan has been offered to take up the position of the coach for the Japanese cricket team. Pakistani, Japan-based businessman Abid Hussain while speaking to a local media outlet informed that Younis has responded positively to his offer to coach players in Japan. The businessman ...

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Kento Momota wins Japan badminton title

TOKYO: Japan’s Kento Momota outgunned Thai rival Khosit Phetpradab 21-14, 21-11 in a one-sided final to capture the Japan Open badminton title on Sunday. The 24-year-old sank to his knees after a towering smash completed a comfortable win, kissing the Japanese badge on his shirt as he took another step ...

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Hopes fade for Japan quake survivors

TOKYO: Japanese rescue workers with bulldozers and sniffer dogs scrabbled through the mud Friday to find survivors from a landslide that buried houses after a powerful quake, as the death toll rose to 18. Around 22 people are still unaccounted for in the small northern countryside town of Atsuma, where ...

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Fukushima nuclear plant worker death from radiation

TOKYO: Japan has announced for the first time that a worker at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has died after being exposed to radiation, Japanese media reported. The man aged in his 50s developed lung cancer after he was involved in emergency work at the plant between March and December ...

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Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure

AFP TOKYO: Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions ...

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Strongest typhoon in quarter century hits Japan

TOKYO: The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall Tuesday, the country’s weather agency said, bringing violent winds and heavy rainfall that prompted evacuation warnings. Typhoon Jebi, packing winds of up to 216 kilometres (135 miles) per hour, made landfall around midday in western Japan near areas ...

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Japan swimmer Ikee pursues Asian Games record haul

TOKYO: Japan’s athlete of the moment Rikako Ikee continued her relentless pursuit of Asian Games history by topping the times in the 50 metres freestyle heats. The 18-year-old breakout star won her heat in a time of 25.09 seconds as she chases a record sixth swimming gold on the final ...

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