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Greenpeace warns of damage to human DNA from contaminated water of Fukushima nuclear plant

Contaminated water from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant contains a radioactive substance that has the potential to damage human DNA, a report by Greenpeace says. In its report Stemming the tide 2020: The reality of the Fukushima radioactive water crisis released on Friday, Greenpeace claimed the contaminated water contained “dangerous levels of carbon-14”, a radioactive substance […]

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Fukushima’s one million tonnes of contaminated water to be released into sea: reports

Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water into the sea, media reports said on Friday, with a formal announcement expected to be made later this month. The decision is expected to rankle neighbouring countries like South Korea, which has already stepped […]

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Japanese theme park ALLOWS guests to remotely work from sky-high Ferris wheel

A Japanese theme park has a new program that lets guests work from rides like its sky-high Ferris wheel. The Yomiuriland amusement park launched the Amusement Workcation” program, which boasts access to the park’s rides and amenities with Wi-Fi for around US$ 18 on weekdays and US$ 19 on weekends. The fee for Wi-Fi, however, […]

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‘Twitter killer’ pleads guilty to murders

A Japanese man dubbed as “Twitter killer”, pleaded guilty to murdering nine people after contacting them on Twitter. Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested in 2017 after body parts were found in his flat, the revelation shocked Japan. He told a court in Tokyo on Wednesday that the allegations against him “are all correct”. But his lawyers […]

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Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi dies at 40

Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi found dead at her Tokyo home at the age of 40. Police have launched an investigation and suspect the mother of two took her own life, media reports say. She is said to have been found by her actor husband Taiki Nakabayashi at their home in Shibuya Ward. Her death was […]

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Yoshihide Suga elected Japan’s new prime minister

Japan’s parliament has elected Yoshihide Suga as the country’s new prime minister, following the resignation of Shinzo Abe. Mr Abe had last month announced his resignation due to deteriorating health. 71-year-old, Yoshihide Suga, serves as chief cabinet secretary in the current administration and is likely to continue his predecessor’s policies. Mr Suga then easily won […]

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Yoshihide Suga picked as its new leader to succeed Shinzo Abe

Japan’s governing party has elected Yoshihide Suga as its new leader to succeed Shinzo Abe. 71-year-old, Yoshihide Suga, serves as chief cabinet secretary in the current administration and was widely expected to win. Mr Abe had last month announced his resignation due to deteriorating health. Mr Suga is considered as a close ally of  Mr Abe […]

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Typhoon Haishen brings strong winds, rains in southern Japan; forces 1.8 million to evacuate

Typhoon Haishen forced evacuations of 1.8 million people as it battered Japan’s southern mainland with powerful winds and drenching rain, cutting power to tens of thousands of homes. The storm was forecast to carry top sustained winds of up to 216 km per hour (134 mph) by Monday, the meteorological agency said. Authorities urged evacuations […]

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Ship with 42 crew, nearly 6,000 cattle goes missing off Japan

Japanese coastguard has rescued one person from a cargo ship thought to have sunk during a typhoon with more than 40 crew and 6,000 cattle on board. According to the Japanese coastguard, the man rescued is one of the Filipino crew, who said the ship’s engine failed before it capsized after being hit by a […]

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Japanese excavators unearth more than 1,500 human bones dating back to the 19th century

An excavation in the Japanese city of Osaka has unearthed more than 1,500 human bones at what is thought to be a burial site dating back some 160 years. The site, dubbed the “Umeda Tomb”, is believed to be one of seven historical gravesites from the late Edo and early Meiji periods around the 1850s […]

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Japan’s Shinzo Abe quits as PM citing poor health

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday announced that he was resigning because of poor health, ending a tenure as the country’s longest-serving prime minister. Abe has battled ulcerative colitis for years, and two recent hospital visits within a week had raised questions about whether he could stay on in until his term ends in […]

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Drive-in haunted house adhering to social distancing norms opens in Tokyo

A Japanese company has created an attraction that follows social distancing guidelines yet remains absolutely terrifying – a drive-in haunted house. Kowagarasetai, a Japanese haunted house and horror event production company, claims the concept is the first of its kind. “When I read that drive-through theaters were making a comeback, it was my ‘aha’ moment,” […]