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US and Japan advise people on Pacific coastline to get away as precaution to tsunami waves

The US and Japan have advised people on their Pacific coastlines to get away from the shore as a precaution against tsunami waves caused by a volcano eruption in the South Pacific.Japan has warned of waves as high as three metres, and waves of 1.2 metres hit the south of the country.The US warned of […]

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North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’ towards East Sea, second in a week

North Korea fired what may have been a ballistic missile on Tuesday morning, Japan and South Korea said, less than a week after Pyongyang tested what it said was a hypersonic weapon. “Our military detected a suspected ballistic missile fired by North Korea from land towards the East Sea at around 7.27am today,” Seoul’s Joint […]

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North Korea fires unidentified projectile into the sea

North Korea has fired what has been described as an unidentified projectile into the sea, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The Japanese coast guard, which first reported the launch, said it could potentially be a ballistic missile, but no confirmation has yet been given. The UN prohibits North Korea from ballistic and nuclear […]

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Kane Tanaka: World’s oldest person celebrates 119th birthday

Japan’s Kane Tanaka is the world’s oldest person, celebrated her 119th birthday in Fukuoka Prefecture on Sunday. Tanaka, born on January 2, 1903, in the prefecture, has lived during Japan’s Meiji, Taisho, Showa, Heisei and current Reiwa eras, and is hoping to live until 120 as an immediate goal, according to family members. Notable people […]

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Japan won’t send government officials to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Japan will not send any senior officials or Cabinet ministers to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February, the government said on Friday. Japan “believes that respect for human rights is important,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said at a news conference. “We made a decision comprehensively.” Tokyo Olympics Chief Seiko Hashimoto, Japanese Olympic Committee President […]

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McDonald’s outlets in Japan face French Fries shortage, blame shipment delays

The world’s biggest fast food company McDonald’s is suffering a chip shortage in Japan due to the global supply chain crisis. For the home of the Big Mac though it is not a lack of semiconductors that is causing the problem. The firm has said it is experiencing delays of shipments of the potatoes used […]

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Japan: Death toll from suspected arson attack at psychiatry clinic rises to 25

The death toll from a suspected arson attack at a psychiatry clinic in Japan has risen to 25 with the death of a woman believed to be in her 20s, media reported on Tuesday. A 61-year-old man suspected of starting the fire on Friday in the western city of Osaka and a woman who appeared […]

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Japan: At least 27 people feared killed after fire sweeps psychiatry clinic in Osaka, arson suspended

At least 27 people were feared dead after a fire swept through a psychiatry clinic in the Japanese city of Osaka on Friday, and police were investigating suspected arson. Some 27 people were in cardiopulmonary arrest, an official at Osaka’s city fire department told Reuters, the term used in Japan before a death is officially […]

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Japanese government admits to overstating some government economic data for years

The Japanese government overstated construction orders data received from builders for years, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Wednesday, an admission that could dent credibility of official statistics widely used by investors and economists. It was not clear why the government started the practice of rewriting the data. It is also unclear how gross domestic […]

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Toyota to extend Japan production stoppages over chip shortage and supply chain issues

Toyota has announced that it will extend production stoppages at some factories in Japan as it continues to feel the impact of supply chain issues. The world’s largest carmaker said its components factories in South East Asia had faced disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Land Cruiser and Lexus production will be hit by the […]

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa blasts off to International Space Station

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa blasted off on a trip to the International Space Station (ISS), joining the growing list of billionaires who have made it to space. He plans to carry out 100 tasks in space, including playing golf. Mr Maezawa made his fortune through e-commerce companies including Zozotown. He was once a drummer in […]

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Ikea is offering 107-square-foot apartment for less than $1 per month in Tokyo

Swedish retailer Ikea is becoming a landlord in Japan with a tiny apartment it will rent out in Tokyo. The 107-square-foot apartment is located in the Shinjuku district and will cost just 99 yen ($0.86) per month to rent, according to details released by Ikea this week. Only one unit is available, and it is […]