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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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Japan to have new n-regulatory panel


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 11 (IANS) The Japanese cabinet Tuesday decided to have a new nuclear regulatory commission. The decision comes a year and a half after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.The new ... Read more...

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Japanese minister found dead at home


September 11th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 10 (IANS) Tadahiro Matushita, Japanese minister for post reform, and concurrently minister of state for financial services, was found dead at home in Tokyo Monday having allegedly committed ... Read more...

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US beat Germany for third crown at U-20 women’s football World Cup


September 8th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 8 (IANS) The United States beat former champions Germany 1-0 in Tokyo to claim their third FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup crown Saturday.Germany, which defeated US 3-0 in ... Read more...

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Mitsubishi to build plant in Mexico


September 7th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 7 (IANS/EFE) Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said it has reached an agreement with Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, to build a 50 MW geothermal power plant ... Read more...

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Japan core consumer prices falls


August 31st, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 31 (IANS) Japan's key consumer prices were down 0.3 percent in July from a year earlier, the government said Friday.The core consumer price index, excluding fresh foods, stood ... Read more...

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Japan’s factory output drops


July 30th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Japan's industrial output was down 0.1 percent in June from the previous month, marking the third consecutive month of contraction, a government report said Monday.The index ... Read more...

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Japan’s core consumer prices slip a bit


July 27th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) Japan's core consumer prices slipped 0.2 percent year-on-year in June, marking the second straight month of fall, the government said Friday.The key consumer price index (CPI) ... Read more...

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Japan island one of world’s ‘weirdest’ places


July 24th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Some 3,000 residents in Japan's Miyake-jima island must carry gas masks with them at all times as the mountains there constantly emit sulfuric gas, The Telegraph ... Read more...

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Modi to visit Japan July 22-27


July 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will visit Japan July 22-27 following an invitation from Tokyo.Modi's visit will "further strengthen the ties between Gujarat and ... Read more...

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Man orders whopper with 1000 slices of cheese


July 16th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Japanese reporter amazed the world when he posted a video of him consuming whopper with 1,000 cheese slices. Mr. Sato, a reporter for Rocket News ... Read more...

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250,000 told to evacuate due to Japan rains


July 15th, 2012 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 15 (IANS) Torrential downpour continued to drench Japan's Kyushu island Saturday, killing at least 22 people which forced authorities to order the evacuation of more than 246,000 residents, ... Read more...

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Poland’s former boxing champion Kulej dies


July 14th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 14 (IANS) Poland's Jerzy Kulej, a former double Olympic boxing champion, has died at the age of 71.Kulej won a gold medal in the light welterweight at the ... Read more...

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Krishna to meet Khar in Tokyo Sunday


July 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Two days after the foreign secretaries level talks, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will meet his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar in Tokyo Sunday, ... Read more...

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Japan’s jobless rate falls


June 29th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 29 (IANS) Japan's jobless rate dropped 0.2 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted 4.4 percent in May, government data showed Friday.The number of jobless people ... Read more...

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Zaccheroni to stay with Japan for two more years


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 24 (IANS) Alberto Zaccheroni, head coach of the Japanese football team, has been given a contract extension for two more years, said the country's football association Saturday.Zaccheroni's contract ... Read more...

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Japan’s Kagawa to undergo medical for Man-U


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 22 (IANS) Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa is set to take a medical test for his move to English Premier League giants Manchester United.The 23-year-old, who previously played for ... Read more...

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Indian elected global nuclear operators group chief


June 21st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) S.K. Jain, the former chairman and managing director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) was elected as the chairman of governing board of World ... Read more...

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Indian nuclear scientist to head Tokyo centre


June 21st, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Indian nuclear scientist S.K. Jain has been elected chairman of the Governing Board of World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), Tokyo Centre, an official said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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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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Australia beat China to qualify for Olympic volleyball


June 10th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 10 (IANS) Australia qualified Sunday for the London Olympic Games men's volleyball competition, beating China 3-0 in the qualifying tournament here.Australia improved their record to five wins and ... Read more...

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Japan’s current account surplus drops


June 8th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 8 (IANS) Japanese government said Friday that the nation's current account surplus declined 21.2 percent in April from a year earlier to 333.8 billion yen (about $4.2 billion). ... Read more...

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India, Japan to hold joint naval exercises


June 5th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 5 (IANS) The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) announced Tuesday that it will take part in joint naval exercises with the Indian Navy June 9.The exercises will take ... Read more...

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Japan’s industrial output grows


May 31st, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 31 (IANS) Japan's industrial production rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in April from March for the second consecutive month of growth, the government said Thursday.The index of ... Read more...

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Olympus to cut 2,500 jobs


May 31st, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 31 (IANS) Japanese camera and medical equipment maker Olympus Corp is planning to lay off about 2,500 employees in overseas factories, Xinhua reported.The company is considering to consolidate ... Read more...

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India, Japan seal social security pact


May 30th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 30 (IANS) India and Japan have sealed a social security pact that will ease the economic burden on their nationals working in each other's country.Japan's Ministry of Foreign ... Read more...

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‘Russia can win Olympic volleyball’


May 29th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Russian women's volleyball team is still good enough to win the 2012 Olympic Games, said national team player Natalia Obmochaeva."We still need to have a good ... Read more...

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Myanmar to hire gas turbines from Japan


May 28th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 28 (IANS) Myanmar will hire three gas turbines from Japan in a bid to ease the country's power shortage, the official media reported.The deal on three 120-megawatt gas ... Read more...

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Istanbul, Madrid, Tokyo vie for hosting 2020 Olympics


May 24th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, May 24 (IANS) Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul became the finalists in the race for hosting the 2020 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided Wednesday.Doha in Qatar and Baku, ... Read more...

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Tokyo Skytree opens to the public


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower ever built, has opened to the public.Tobu Tower Skytree Co., the skyscraper’s operator, expects that the opening of the tower will ... Read more...

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Japan’s April trade deficit expands


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 23 (IANS) Japan's trade deficit in April hit 520 billion yen (about $6.5 billion) amid expanding demand for oil and gas imports, a government report said Wednesday.The value ... Read more...

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Japan launches South Korean satellite


May 18th, 2012 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 18 (IANS) Japan early Friday launched a South Korean satellite from its space centre in southwestern part of the country.Japan's H-2A rocket, carrying Arirang 3 multi-purpose observation satellite, ... Read more...

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Gaga’s dons meat dress again


May 16th, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 16 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga surprised fans in Japan by debuting a new custom-made dress made from raw meat.Gaga first turned heads with her bizarre food-couture creation at ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Japan hotel fire


May 13th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 13 (IANS) Seven people were killed and three injured Sunday when a fire broke out at a hotel in southwestern Japan, a media report said.The fire occurred at ... Read more...

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Japan’s fiscal-year current account surplus falls


May 10th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 10 (IANS) Japan's current account surplus in fiscal 2011 ending in March plunged 52.6 percent on year to mark the sharpest fall since comparable data was collected in ... Read more...

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