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Japan okays multiple-entry visa to Chinese tourists


June 12th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 12 (IANS) Japan will grant multiple-entry visas from July to Chinese tourists travelling to quake and tsunami hit areas, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.The country was devastated by ... Read more...

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6.8 magnitude quake jolts Japan (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 14 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale Wednesday hit Japan off the east coast of Honshu island, triggering a tsunami alert.The temblor came three days ... Read more...

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Japan mourns on quake anniversary (Second Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan Sunday marked the first anniversary of the devastating 9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami which killed almost 15,000 people.The disaster claimed at least 14,919 lives ... Read more...

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Japan holds memorial service (Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) A memorial service was held here Sunday to mark the first anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 19,000 people dead ... Read more...

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Scientists developing salt-resistant rice


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Scientists are developing a salt-resistant rice variety after a huge tsunami last year hit paddy fields in Japan leaving behind a salty sludge. Farmlands that accumulate ... Read more...

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Tsunami warning issued after quake hits Japan (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 10th, 2011 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 10 (IANS) A powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck off the eastern Japan coast Sunday, prompting the authorities to issue a tsunami warning.The quake occurred ... Read more...

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Japan’s reconstruction minister quits


July 5th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) A Japanese minister in charge of reconstruction resigned Tuesday reportedly over his "high-handed" remarks with governors of two tsunami-hit areas, Xinhua reported.The 60-year-old Reconstruction Minister Ryu ... Read more...

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Most March 11 Japan disaster victims aged above 65: Data


April 18th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 18 (ANI): Over half of those killed in three Japanese prefectures due to massive earthquake and tsunami, were aged 65 or older, according to a data.The data released by the ... Read more...

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Japan tsunami hit over 100 designated evacuation sites


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 13 (ANI): The March 11 tsunami triggered by a massive earthquake, flooded more than 100 evacuation spot designated by local governments in north-eastern Japan.Many people are believed to have died ... Read more...

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103 bodies found in Japan’s tsunami-hit zone


April 11th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 11 (ANI): A total of 103 bodies were found in the second intensive search conducted in earthquake and tsunami hit areas of Japan.Nearly 22,000 Japan's Self-Defense Forces members and 110 ... Read more...

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Japanese troops launch new search for quake victims


April 10th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 10 (IANS) Some 22,000 Japanese troops Sunday launched a new search for the victims of last month's earthquake and tsunami along the country's northeastern coast as the toll ... Read more...

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Three-day intensive search for missing people begins in tsunami hit Japan


April 1st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 1 (ANI): Self-Defense Forces personnel and the U.S. military have reportedly begun a three-day intensive search for people who are still missing in coastal cities and towns of Japan that ... Read more...

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6.5 magnitude quake rocks northeastern Japan, tsunami warning lifted


March 28th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 28 (ANI): A strong earthquake measuring 6.5 magnitude has rocked the Miyagi Prefecture and its vicinity in the north-eastern parts of Japan this morning.Following the quake at about 7:24 ... Read more...

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Japan quake: Toll rises to over 6,000


March 18th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) The catastrophic quake and ensuing tsunami in Japan last week has left 6,405 people dead, while at least 10,259 were still unaccounted for till Friday, ... Read more...

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Toll due to Japan quake rises to over 5,000


March 17th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) The catastrophic quake and ensuing tsunami that hit the country March 11 have left 5,178 people dead till Thursday morning, Japan's National Police Agency said.A total ... Read more...

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Japan shaken: survivors look for missing kin, n-meltdown feared (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) Ravaged Japan Saturday moved to pull itself together from a devastating quake and tsunami that killed a 1,000 people and left its northeastern coast in ruin ... Read more...

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Over 20 aftershocks hit Japan (Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) At least 20 aftershocks, with magnitudes ranging from 5 to 6.8, rocked Japan's east coast Saturday, a day after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake devastated the country, causing ... Read more...

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Japan hit by massive quake, tsunami, 200-300 killed (Roundup)


March 11th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) Ten metre high tsunami waves slammed northeastern Japan Friday triggered by a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake and swept away people, cars, boats, crops and buildings as the ... Read more...

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Earthquake hits Japan


March 14th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 14 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted northeastern Japan Sunday, authorities said. The quake occurred at 5.08 p.m. and was located some 40 km under the sea ... Read more...

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320,000 evacuated from eastern Japan following Tsunami alert


February 28th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Feb.28 (ANI): Japan has evacuated 320,000 people from its eastern Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures following a Tsunami alert triggered by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile.Warning sirens have been ... Read more...

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Iranian experts helping North Korea’s rocket launch


March 29th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Mar. 29 (ANI): A Japanese newspaper has claimed that missile experts from Iran are currently in North Korea to supervise Pyongyang's rocket launch.Japan's Sankei Shimbun newspaper has claimed that a 15-membered ... Read more...

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Japan orders military to destroy North Korea rocket


March 27th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.27 (ANI): Japan has ordered its military to destroy any part of the rocket that North Korea is planning to fire early next month should it approach Japanese territory. A meeting ... Read more...

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Death toll in Japan quake rises to nine


June 15th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Tokyo, June 15 (DPA) The toll in the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck north-eastern Japan has risen to nine after rescue workers found the bodies of three people in the ruins of a ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake shakes Japan


June 14th, 2008 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
DPA Tokyo, June 14 (DPA) A magnitude 7 earthquake shook northeast Japan early Saturday. Reports of possible victims or damage were not immediately available. The Japanese television station NHK reported that there was ... Read more...

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