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Japan, US fighter planes in joint drill–official

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A US F-15 jet-fighter prepares to take off to patrol at the US Kadena Air Base 13 May in Kadena town, Okinawa Prefecture. Five thousand people, including 1,200 from other parts of Japan, were expected to join a three-day peace march ahead of the 25th anniversary this week of the end of post-war US rule on the southern island. AFP PHOTO

US and Japanese fighter jets on Tuesday carried out joint air exercises, an official said, days after Chinese and Japanese military planes shadowed each other near disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 charred bodies found in Japan tunnel collapse

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Police officers and firefighters gather at the exit of the Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo Expressway in Otsuki, Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, Sunday morning, Dec. 2, 2012. Japanese rescuers found several charred bodies in the tunnel.  AP PHOTO/KYODO NEWS

Japanese rescuers found five charred bodies in a highway tunnel that collapsed on Sunday, crushing cars and triggering a blaze, and sparking fears of another cave-in.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

7 trapped in fiery Japan tunnel collapse

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Police vehicles are parked at the entrance as smoke billows out of the Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo Expressway in Koshu, Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, Sunday morning, Dec. 2, 2012. A part of the tunnel collapsed Sunday morning, possibly involving several vehicles and injuring several people, local media said. AP/Kyodo News

TOKYO – Seven people are missing after a section of highway tunnel collapsed in Japan, Kyodo News reported, citing the government.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Woman is Japan’s secret economic weapon

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In next month’s general election, politicians — nearly all of them men — will make promises on what they will do to fix Japan’s economic morass. Very few of them will even mention women.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Signs of recovery in Japan economy, despite debt

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TOKYO—Japan’s crippled economy showed signs of recovery Tuesday from its quake-tsunami disaster but its failure to contain the industrialized world’s biggest debt raised the prospect of a credit rating cut. Factory output rose 1.0 percent in April, data showed, against a record drop of 15.5 percent a month earlier as the March 11 disaster shattered [...]

Posted: May 31st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Radiation at nuclear plant hits danger level

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TOKYO—Radiation near a quake-hit nuclear plant reached levels harmful to human health, Japan’s government said after two explosions and a fire at the crippled facility Tuesday. Four of the six reactors at the Fukushima No.1 plant, 250 kilometers (155 miles) northeast of Tokyo, have now overheated and sparked explosions since Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami [...]

Posted: March 15th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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