Sunday, 22 July 2018

Tag Archives: Japan

Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 141

TOKYO: Rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches Tuesday in the increasingly unlikely hope of finding survivors after days of deadly floods and landslides that have claimed 141 lives in one of Japan’s worst weather-related disasters for decades. The record downpours that began last week have stopped and receding flood waters ...

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Dozens killed in Japan floods

Photo: Kyodo News/AP MOTOYAMA: Flooding and landslides have killed at least 38 people and left dozens missing in western areas of Japan. Most of the deaths have occurred in Hiroshima prefecture, which has been hit by torrential rain since Thursday. Hundreds of homes have been damaged. About 1.5 million people ...

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Japan’s Princess Ayako to get married with shipping employee

TOKYO: Japanese people rejoiced Monday over the official announcement that Princess Ayako. The Imperial Household Agency announced the planned engagement of Princess Ayako of Takamado to Kei Moriya, who works at major shipping company Nippon Yusen K.K. Princess Ayako, 27, is the third daughter of the late Prince Takamado, a ...

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Japan May jobless rate drops to 2.2%

TOKYO: Japan’s jobless rate dropped to 2.2 percent in May, while the availability of jobs improved to the highest in more than four decades, figures from the Internal Affairs ministry showed on Friday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 2.5 percent in April and compared with economists’ median forecast ...

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FIFA World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

MOSCOW: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting ...

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Japanese PM to visit Tehran

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

(FILE PHOTO) TEHRAN: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a state visit to Iran in July as Tokyo is seeking to strengthen economic ties with Tehran. Kyodo news agency in a report on Friday said that if the visit was made it would be the first visit to Iran ...

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3 dead as powerful quake shakes Osaka, Japan

AP TOKYO: A powerful quake rocked Japan’s second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring scores of others, according to an official tally. Television images showed buildings swaying and burst pipes spewing water after the quake, which struck at the height of rush ...

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Female journalists in Japan unite to fight harassment

TOKYO: Female journalists in Japan said Tuesday they were teaming up to fight sexual harassment in the media, believed to be widespread in a country where the #MeToo movement has been slow to take off. A total of 86 women journalists have come together to form the Women in Media Network Japan (WiMN) to ...

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Japan, China hail warming ties amid troubled history

TOKYO: Japan and China, whose relations have been soured by disputes dating back to World War Two, hailed warming ties on Wednesday after agreeing to set up a security hotline to defuse possible maritime incidents that could spark tensions. After meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ...

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