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Tokyo buildings shake as 5.6 quake hits Japan

Japan quake

Buildings in Tokyo shook Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, Agence France-Presse reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan’s first lady says husband helps with chores

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie Abe speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Akie said on Thursday that her husband gives her time for a wide range of activities, from raising organic rice to appearing in a gay pride parade. Despite her husband's conservative image, she says he does chores when he can. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Japan’s first lady says she has such a busy schedule that sometimes it’s up to the prime minister to do the dishes or take out the garbage.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan urges toilet paper stock for major quake

Satoshi Kurosaki, an industry executive who is leading the toilet pear campaign, shows the emergency stock toilet paper at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry during an event marking Monday’s national disaster prevention day in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. AP

On national disaster prevention day, Japan’s government is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 percent of the nation’s supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 illegal recruiters for jobs in Japan arrested in Manila

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Two women suspected of illegal recruitment and estafa were arrested Friday in an entrapment operation conducted by the Manila police just hours after seven recruits from Zambales reported their situation to authorities.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Japan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years

This undated photo released by National Institute of Infectious Diseases via Kyodo News, shows a tiger mosquito. Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years. The ministry said Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 the case occurred in Saitama, a prefecture adjacent to Tokyo. Local media reports said the patient was a teen-aged girl who has since recovered. (AP Photo/National Institute of Infectious Diseases via Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT

Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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