Monday, 24 September 2018

Tag Archives: Japan

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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Typhoon Shanshan clips Japan coast, sparing Tokyo

TOKYO: Typhoon Shanshan clipped Japan’s eastern coast, sparing Tokyo but bringing heavy rain, strong winds and high waves to some areas along the Pacific coast. The fierce storm system was expected to begin moving away from land after brushing Japan’s main island, the country’s meteorological agency said. But authorities urged ...

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Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

TOKYO: Japan has marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in a ceremony in the city. Prime minister Shinzo Abe and foreign delegates were among those observing a moment of silence at the Peace Memorial Park in downtown Hiroshima at 8:15 am (local time) when the detonation ...

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Japan to spend $4.2b on missile defence system radar

TOKYO: Japan said it would spend some $4.2 billion over the next 30 years on installing and operating US radar systems to protect itself against North Korean missile threats. The move, announced by Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera, is the latest step by Tokyo to upgrade its military. Japan says the ...

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Nikon working on next-generation mirrorless camera

IANS: Japanese major Nikon on Wednesday announced the development of a next-generation full-frame mirrorless camera and a new lens under its own lens-brand NIKKOR, featuring a new mount that will enable a new dimension in optical performance. “Through the development of this new mirrorless camera, Nikon reaffirms our commitment to ...

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