Friday, 18 October 2019

Tag Archives: Japan

Super Typhoon Hagibis death toll in Japan hits 14, dozens Injured

MOSCOW: Local media earlier reported, citing Japanese meteorologists, that Super Typhoon Hagibis could become more destructive than Typhoon Ida, which killed over 1,000 in 1958. The number of people who’ve died as a result of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan has increased to 14, while at least 16 more remain missing, the ...

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Japan promotes China as bigger threat than North Korea

TOKYO: China’s growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo’s annual defense review indicated, despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. The document’s security assessment on China comes after a section on Japan’s ally, the United States, the first time ...

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UN Security Council needs structural reform: Shinzo Abe

NEW YORK: The prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, while speaking at the 74th United Nations General Assembly, noted that both the United Nations and the UN Security Council should be reformed. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for structural reforms of the UN Security Council , expressing hope ...

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Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless electric car

TOKYO: Inspired by new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, a project led by Toyota Motor Corp is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day require no plugging in. In the Japanese government-funded demonstration project, Toyota engineers fitted solar panels designed by Sharp Corp to the ...

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Typhoon Faxai: 17,000 stranded at Tokyo narita airport

TOKYO: About 17,000 passengers were left stranded at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport due to transit disruptions caused by the typhoon Faxai that hit the Japanese archipelago. Faxai made landfall on Monday and wreaked havoc in the Chiba prefecture with a provisional toll of three dead and dozens of injured, as ...

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Japanese authorities orders 240,000 to evacuate over flood

TOKYO:  Japanese authorities issued a rare evacuation order for 240,000 people in the country’s southwest over flood and landslide fears, as officials confirmed a man was killed in heavy rains. The evacuation orders came after the Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest-level alert for several parts of the northern Kyushu ...

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Tokyo stocks close lower as eyes turn to earnings

TOKYO stocks closed lower as Japan’s ruling bloc retained its majority in the upper house as widely expected, with focus now shifting to corporate earnings announcements this week. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.23 percent, or 50.20 points, to 21,416.79, while the broader Topix index fell 0.49 percent, or ...

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