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Japan volcanic isle smoldering and growing

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A volcanic island off Japan’s southern coast continues to smolder with lava flowing from its craters into the sea, new aerial images showed Friday.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan rejects UN watchdog’s call on ‘comfort women’

Former "comfort women" and their relativs gather to stage a standing demonstration near the Diet, or parliament, in Tokyo on June 2, 2014 to demand that Japan formally atone for forcing women into sexual slavery in its wartime military brothels. The Asian Solidarity Conference, which met starting from May 31 in Tokyo, has been held 12 times since 1992 to press the Japanese government to admit responsibility for allegedly coercing thousands of women into providing sex to Japanese imperial army soldiers across the region. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Japan on Friday rejected a call by a UN watchdog to accept full blame for pressing Asian women into wartime sexual slavery in military brothels, saying it was not obligated to do so.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Magnitude- 6.6 earthquake hits off Japan’s northeast coast–USGS

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A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northeast coast early Monday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japanese nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

This photo taken in January, 2014 shows No. 1, bottom, and No. 2 reactors at Sendai Nuclear Power Station in Sendai, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan. The nuclear power plant in southern Japan has received a passing grade for safety requirements raised after the Fukushima disaster, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. The Nuclear Regulation Authority gave preliminary approval Wednesday, July 16, 2014 to a report that concludes that two reactors at Sendai Nuclear Power Station have complied with the new regulations and are capable of avoiding disasters such as the Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns, even if the plant faces equally harsh conditions. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A nuclear power plant in southern Japan has received a passing grade for safety requirements raised after the Fukushima disaster, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules.

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

Japan’s crying lawmaker quits post

In this Tuesday, July 1, 2014 photo, Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman Ryutaro Nonomura cries during a press conference in Kobe, western Japan. A video clip of Nonomura accused of dubious spending has gone viral, leaving many outraged and puzzled. The video shows Nonomura, 47, bursting into tears, uttering nonsensical phrases and banging on the desk. One site for the video drew nearly 640,000 views, as of Thursday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A provincial Japanese politician, who was filmed crying like a toddler while trying to explain his profligate use of public funds, quit his post Friday as he was embroiled deeper in a corruption scandal.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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