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Shuttler Sai Praneeth qualifies from main draw in Japan


September 18th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) India's B. Sai Praneeth qualified for the main draw of the men's singles at the Japan Open Superseries here Tuesday.The 20-year-old won both his qualification rounds ... Read more...

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China sends patrol ships to islands held by Japan


September 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US had hinted a warning to china and Japan to end a conflict that they had cropped up over the issue of a chain of islands ... Read more...

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Fukushima ’caused mutant butterflies’ in Japan


August 15th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was recently reported that Fukushima Nuclear plant is affecting the breeding of butterflies. This was a report that was brought about by the scientist located in ... Read more...

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US F-16 fighter crashes off Japan


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) A US F-16 fighter jet crashed into the sea Sunday off Japan's northern Hokkaido prefecture but the pilot ejected safely, Xinhua reported.The pilot was later ... Read more...

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19 Killed in record downpour in Japan


July 13th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 19 people have been killed as the heaviest rainfall on record pounded Japan's southern island of Kyushu, causing flash floods and mudslides.A month's ... Read more...

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Eight mountaineers die in Japan


May 5th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 5 (IANS) Eight mountaineers belonging to different groups in Japan's Northern Alps mountain range have died as a result of stormy weather, Kyodo News reported Saturday.Police ... Read more...

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US to move out 9,000 Marines from Japan


April 27th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 27 (IANS) The US will move 9,000 Marines out of Japan's southern Okinawa to Guam, Hawaii and other locations in the Asia-Pacific region, said a joint statement ... Read more...

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Moderate quake hits Japan


April 2nd, 2012 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 2 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit sea off Japan's Fukushima prefecture on the Honshu island Sunday, said Japan Meteorological Agency(JMA).The epicentre of ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits Japan


March 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 27 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted the sea off Japan's Iwate prefecture Tuesday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).The epicentre of the quake, ... Read more...

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The day that shook Japan


March 11th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) A massive earthquake rocked Japan's northeast March 11 last year, triggering a colossal tsunami that surged inland causing carnage in coastal cities unseen in this nation ... Read more...

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Sale of imported vehicles go up in Japan


March 6th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 6 (IANS) Boosted by fuel-efficient models, sales of new imported vehicles in Japan recorded a 21.8 percent growth in February on year, according to the Japan Automobile Importers ... Read more...

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Smoking, hypertension the biggest killers in Japan


January 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 25 (IANS) Even though the Japanese have the world's highest life expectancy, smoking and high blood pressure (BP) still remain the biggest health hazards, reveals a study.An analytical ... Read more...

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India flags maritime troubles with China at meet with Japan


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 3 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony has called for global cooperation in maintaining the freedom of navigation in international waters, an issue that has gained major ... Read more...

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Despite Fukushima, India optimistic about n-deal with Japan


October 29th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo/New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Emphasising its readiness to help Japan in the wake of the tsunami and quake early this year, India Saturday said it was "optimistic" about carrying ... Read more...

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Typhoon Roke hits Japan


September 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Sept 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Typhoon Roke has hit Japan leaving at least four people dead. Japanese authorities had earlier issued a warning urging more than 1 million people to evacuate from ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands protest nuclear power in Japan


September 20th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Tens of thousands of protesters on Monday rallied in central Tokyo to demand the shutdown of all Japanese nuclear plants and a society free of nuclear power, local ... Read more...

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Death toll reaches 38 after Typhoon Talas hits Japan


September 5th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after powerful Typhoon Talas slammed western Japan during the weekend has increased to at least 38, officials said on Monday evening. Dozens more remain missing ... Read more...

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Typhoon Talas leaves at least 18 dead in Japan


September 4th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- At least 18 people have been killed and more than 50 are missing after powerful Typhoon Talas pounded western Japan with heavy rains and high winds, local media ... Read more...

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15 dead, l43 missing as typhoon ravages Japan


September 4th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 4 (IANS) Fifteen people were killed and 143 others were missing as typhoon Talas continued to ravage western Japan Sunday, Xinhua reported.The powerful storm made landfall on Shikoku ... Read more...

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One dead, three missing after tour boat capsizes in central Japan


August 17th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- A boat carrying 23 passengers capsized on Wednesday in central Japan, leaving one tourist dead and three people missing, local media said.The fire department in the city of ... Read more...

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Today is the 66th anniversary of the Atomic bombing event in Nagasaki, Japan


August 9th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today – 9th of August 2011 – marks the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese town of Nagasaki. This year’s anniversary is important because ... Read more...

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Fukushima cleanup will take decades : Japan


July 10th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Decommissioning of Fukushima nuclear power plant, crippled by the March 2011 quake and tsunami, will take decades, said Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan Saturday.It was ... Read more...

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Sony to restore PlayStation network in Japan


July 5th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, July 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sony announced on Monday that they will fully restore their PlayStation Network in Japan. The company eventually plans to fully restore its network worldwide. The network ... Read more...

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Aimi Eguchi is the latest pop star in Japan


June 24th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, June 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Aimi Eguchi is the latest pop star in Japan. The only issue is that the singer is not real. Scientists in Japan put together the virtual singer ... Read more...

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Justin Bieber visits Japan


May 20th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Canadian teenage singer Justin Bieber is in Japan for series of concerts in the country. When he met with some children in the country, Bieber told them ... Read more...

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Quake hits Japan


April 21st, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 21 (IANS) An undersea earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale Thursday struck off the eastern coast of Japan's Honshu island. There was no immediate report of damage ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.3 quake hits northeast Japan


April 12th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake jolted northeastern parts of Japan Tuesday afternoon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.The temblor occurred at 2.07 p.m. (0816 GMT), Xinhua reported. ... Read more...

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7.4-magnitude quake jolts Japan


April 7th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) An quake measuring of 7.4 on the Richter scale jolted the Miyagi prefecture in eastern Japan Thursday evening. A tsunami warning was issued after the quake, ... Read more...

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‘Fukushima 50′ ready to die ‘with radiation within weeks’ to save Japan


April 1st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 1 (ANI): The mother of one of the workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant has revealed that her son and his colleagues believe that they have been exposed to high ... 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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Efforts to search tsunami hit orphan children becoming difficult in Japan


March 27th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 27 (ANI): Child welfare officials, who have launched extensive search for the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit orphan children, are reportedly facing difficulty in the northeastern parts of Japan because of the sheer ... Read more...

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Work resumes to restore power and key cooling functions at Fukushima Plant in Japan


March 24th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.24 (ANI): The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has resumed work to restore power and key cooling functions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.Critical work at the plant was ... Read more...

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Several strong quakes rocks northeastern Japan


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 23 (ANI): Several strong earthquakes shook northeastern parts of Japan on Wednesday morning, days after a devastaing 8.9 magnitude earthquake-cum-tsunami rocked the country on March 11, the Japan Meteorological Agency ... Read more...

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Geologists warn of another powerful quake in Japan


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.22 (ANI): Geologists have warned that another earthquake could strike Japan as the one that struck the nation on March 11 had altered the earth's surface.The quake measuring nine on the ... Read more...

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Magnitude-5.9 quake hits Japan


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 22 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale Tuesday hit Japan off the east coast of Honshu, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or ... Read more...

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