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Japan Tsunami: More than 2000 people still missing


September 12th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The skeletal remains of a victim of the Japan tsunami was found by the coast guards during the one and a half year commemoration of the worst ... Read more...

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Governments urged to ensure journalists’ security


July 6th, 2012 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 6 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called upon all governments to ensure security of journalists, saying "a free media is critical to true democracy and sustainable ... 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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Radioactive water leaks at Japan nuclear plant


March 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) Japan's nuclear safety watchdog Monday said a leakage of about 1.5 tonnes of low-level radioactive water occurred at a plant of Japan Atomic Power Co. in ... Read more...

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Mazda plans $1.25 bn capital increase


February 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 21 (IANS) Mazda Motor Corp. is mulling an increase of its capital amounting to 100 billion yen (about $1.25 billion) by issuing new shares in an attempt to ... Read more...

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Woolly mammoth to be brought back to life in five years


December 4th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) The woolly mammoth, which became extinct 10,000 years ago, will now be brought back to life from a cloned bone marrow within five years, scientists have ... Read more...

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Japanese emperor hospitalised


November 6th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 6 (IANS) Japan's Emperor Akihito was admitted to hospital Sunday night with symptoms of a light form of bronchitis, Xinhua reported.The 77-year-old emperor, who developed a fever Thursday ... Read more...

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Fighter’s fuel tank falls to ground


October 7th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 7 (IANS) A fuel tank of a Japanese fighter fell to the ground just before it finished a training flight and landed at its base, authorities said.The empty ... Read more...

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World media leaders meet in China


September 27th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 27 (IANS) World's leading media organisations met here Tuesday to discuss the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), rise of "new media" and cooperation between global media groups.The ... Read more...

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Typhoon hits Japan’s Honshu island


September 21st, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) Typhoon Roke landed on Japan's largest island of Honshu Wednesday afternoon and left at least five people dead, authorities said.Roke made landfall near Hamamatsu, central Japan, ... Read more...

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Radiation detected on Japan seabed


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) High levels of radioactive strontium have been found on the seabed near the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, officials said Tuesday.The Tokyo Electric ... Read more...

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250 tonnes of radioactive water leaks from Japan n-plant


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 22 (IANS) A total of 250 tonnes of highly contaminated radioactive water have leaked into the sea in May from the No.3 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power ... Read more...

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60-year-old worker at Japan’s quake-hit n-plant dies


May 14th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 60-year-old man who was clearing rubble at the site of the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan died Saturday, Kyodo News reported.The plant's ... Read more...

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Japan shuts down Hamaoka n-plant over quake forecast


May 14th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan Saturday shut down its Hamaoka nuclear power plant over fears of a major earthquake, Kyodo News reported.The Chubu Electric Co. - the plant's operator ... Read more...

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Fuel rods at Japan n-reactor may have melted


May 12th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fuel rods in the No.1 reactor at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant may have melted after being fully exposed, the plant's operator told Kyodo ... Read more...

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Radiation level drops in Japan’s troubled n-reactor


May 8th, 2011 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Radiation levels have dropped inside the No.1 reactor building at the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, Kyodo News reported.The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric ... Read more...

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Radiation rises to 1,000 times above normal level near Fukushima plant


May 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, May 4 (ANI): The radiation readings have risen from 100 to 1,000 times above the normal level on the Pacific seabed near the tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.Japan's Kyodo ... Read more...

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Japan nuke crisis evacuees to begin home visits from May


April 26th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 26 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has said people evacuated from a 20-kilometer radius of the crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, would be allowed to briefly visit their ... Read more...

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TEPCO to reduce employees’ salary by 20 percent


April 21st, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 21 (ANI): Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company is likely to reduce the annual salaries of its employees by around 20 percent, in order to make compensation payments to those affected ... Read more...

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Japan PM declares no-entry-zone around Fukushima nuke plant


April 21st, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 21 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has declared the 20 kilometer evacuation area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant a legal no-entry zone.He said the government would legally enforce ... Read more...

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Japan nuke plant workers risking facing depression


April 20th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 20 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Company workers struggling to stabilize Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant risk facing depression or death from overwork.The workers are not only undertaking dangerous work ... Read more...

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Japan exports value fall in wake of March 11 quake


April 20th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 20 (ANI): The March 11 earthquake-cum-tsunami in Japan, has affected that country's exports adversely for the first time in over a year.According to finance ministry statistics, there has been a ... Read more...

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Fish transaction volume returns to pre-quake level at Tokyo wholesale market


April 19th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, April 19(ANI): The volume of fish transactions at the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market has returned to the same levels as before the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, indicating a recovery ... Read more...

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If cooling continues, no meltdown in Japan’s nuke plant


April 19th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 19 (ANI): Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant will not have a total meltdown if the current cooling of its overheating reactors continues, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.'Compared with ... 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, U.S. reaffirms cooperation to tackle Fukushima nuke crisis


April 18th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 18 (ANI): Japan and the United States have reaffirmed their cooperation in efforts to contain the ongoing nuclear crisis at crippled Fukushima Daiichi power station, as the plant operator unveiled ... Read more...

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Japan n-plant to stabilise in 6-9 months


April 17th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 17 (IANS) The crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant will be stabilised to a condition known as "cold shutdown" in about six to nine months, the plant's operator said ... Read more...

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Japan to announce time of completion for nuke emergency


April 17th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 17 (ANI): Japan is likely to announce a timeline for resolving the nuclear emergency at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said while meeting with Fukushima ... Read more...

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Japan calls for verifiable probe of Fukushima nuke crisis


April 14th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 14 (ANI): Japan Atomic Energy Commission vice-chairman Tatsujiro Suzuki has said the country should thoroughly investigate the nuclear crisis in Fukushima in an internationally verifiable manner."An independent third-party panel, rather ... 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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Japan bans shipment of shiitake mushrooms near Fukushima nuke plant


April 13th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 13 (ANI): Japan has imposed a ban on the shipment of shiitake mushrooms grown outdoors in areas near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, citing high levels of radioactivity, ... Read more...

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Japan n-plant crisis may be worse than Chernobyl (Second Lead)


April 12th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) The crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, the level of which has been raised from five to seven, the worst on an international scale, may ... Read more...

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Fire breaks out at Japan’s Fukushima nuke plant, but extinguished


April 12th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 12 (ANI): A fire broke out at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan on Tuesday morning, but was extinguished soon, said the plant's operator.The Tokyo Electric Power Company ... Read more...

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Hilary Clinton to visit Japan next week


April 7th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.7 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Japan late next week, to enhance bilateral cooperation on the sideline of the country's triple disaster.The US Government is exploring the ... Read more...

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Japan considers using huge sheets to contain radioactive substances


April 4th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr.4 (ANI): The Japan Government has asked Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, to consider wrapping the containment buildings with large amounts of sheeting ... Read more...

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