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Discovery of unexploded 1-ton world war bomb briefly disrupts railway operations in Japan

A Ground Self-Defense Force bomb disposal unit defused and removed a 1-ton live explosive from the wartime era that forced West Japan Railway Co. to suspend operations on two lines in Osaka Prefecture for three hours on July 24. The company announced that services resumed around 3:00pm after the GSDF declared the site safe at […]

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Japanese loses memory stick with entire city’s personal details

A Japanese man lost a USB memory stick with entire city’s personal details following a night out with colleagues. It contained the personal details of nearly half a million people. The unnamed man placed the memory stick in his bag before an evening of drinking in the city of Amagasaki, north-west of Osaka. He spent […]

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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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Japan: Death rows inmates sue state for having less time to prepare for execution

Two inmates on death row in Japan have sued the state over how prisoners are notified only hours before their execution is carried out, demanding change and seeking compensation for the impact of the “inhumane” practice. Capital punishment in Japan is conducted by hanging and the practice of not informing inmates of the timing until […]

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Japanese hospital mistakenly used toilet water as drinking water for nearly 30 years

A diagnosis and treatment building of the Hospital of Osaka University School of Medicine, Japan, mistakenly connected the toilet water to the drinking water pipeline. The situation has been going on for nearly 30 years. During the period, the staff and patients of the hospital have been mistakenly using toilet water for drinking, washing hands, […]

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Japan’s Supreme Court upholds death sentence of 74-year-old serial killed dubbed as ‘Black Widow’

The Supreme Court of Japan upheld a death sentence given to a 74-year-old serial killer, known as the “Black Widow,” for the murder of three men, including her husband, and the attempted murder of a fourth. Chisako Kakehi, reportedly received large insurance payouts after poisoning her victims with cyanide, NHK reported. Kakehi was sentenced to […]

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Ugandan Olympic coach tests positive for Covid after arriving in Japan

A member of Uganda’s Olympic team tested positive for COVID-19 in Japan after getting AstraZeneca’s vaccine and testing negative at home. It’s the first detection of the virus in incoming athletes five weeks ahead of the games. The member who tested positive was denied entry into the country and was instead sent to a government-run […]

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Coronavirus surge in Japan’s Osaka city pushes the health system towards collapsing

Japan’s second-largest city of Osaka is buckling under a wave of coronavirus cases, running out of beds and ventilators as exhausted doctors warn of a “system collapse” and advise against going ahead with the Olympics this summer. The speed at which Osaka’s healthcare system has been overwhelmed underscores the challenges of hosting a key global […]

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Scientists drill 8,023-metre deep hole off Japan to study history of earthquakes in the region

Japan is hit by an average of 1,500 earthquakes each year. Now to study the history of the earthquakes in the region, scientists drilled the deepest hole in the seabed of the Pacific Ocean near the Japan Trench on May 14. The crew of Expedition 386 drilled 8,023 metres deep into the Pacific Ocean, breaking […]

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World’s oldest person pulls out of torch relay over spreading Covid-19

The world’s oldest person has withdrawn from the Olympic torch relay, saying she’s worried about spreading Covid-19 to others in her nursing home. Kane Tanaka, 118, was supposed to take part in the relay for Tokyo 2020 in Fukuoka, southern Japan, on 11 May. The relay, which began in March, has been hit by a […]

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2021 Tokyo Motor Show cancelled for the first time in 67 years amid pandemic

The Tokyo Motor Show was cancelled for the first time in its 67-year history due to rising coronavirus cases. The cancellation of the event comes even as the organisers of the Summer Olympics push ahead with their plans. It comes as Japan is expected to declare a state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and two […]