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Clever’ Japan firm donates high-tech masks for Ebola fight

This January 16, 2014 handout picture released by Clever company on October 24 shows the company's Pittarich mask. Japanese small-sized mask maker Clever donated 10,000 highly functioning masks to Ebola-hit African countries and is now receiving calls from New York, which has confirmed the first Ebola case in the city. AFP/CLEVER

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10,000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City, which confirmed its first case of the virus Thursday.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Second Japanese female cabinet minister resigns – PM Abe

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Two of the five women in Shinzo Abe’s Japanese cabinet resigned Monday beset by allegations of misusing political funds, dealing a blow to the prime minister’s efforts to boost the profile of women.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan industry minister resigns over make-up scandal – reports

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Japan’s industry minister resigned Monday over claims she spent political donations on make-up and other items unconnected to politics, reports said, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan unveils first passenger jet in four decades

A Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) moves into the hanger for a ceremony at the Nagoya airport in Komaki, Aichi prefecture on October 18, 2014. Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries rolled out the first made-in-Japan passenger aircraft in nearly five decades on October 18 as it pushes into the booming regional jet sector with an eye to taking on industry giants Embraer and Bombardier. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

The first passenger aircraft to be made in Japan in nearly four decades was unveiled Saturday as its manufacturer pushed into the booming regional jet sector with an eye to taking on industry giants Embraer and Bombardier.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Typhoon Vongfong slams into Japan

High waves batter a breakwater at a port of Kawaminami town in Miyazaki prefecture, Japan's southern island of Kyushu on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Powerful typhoon Vongfong barreled into Japan, with at least one person missing and dozens injured.  AFP PHOTO/JIJI PRESS

Powerful typhoon Vongfong barreled into Japan’s main islands Monday, with at least one person missing and scores injured while more than 550 flights were grounded, officials and local media said.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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