Japan Marks 5th Anniversary Of Devastating Tsunami

Japan Marks 5th Anniversary Of Devastating Tsunami

March 11, 2016 – Japan today marked the fifth anniversary of the 2011 tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and left a devastated coastline along the country’s northeast that has still not been fully rebuild. In the town of ...

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SilkAir Offers Seven Direct Singapore-Okinawa Flights In June

SilkAir Offers Seven Direct Singapore-Okinawa Flights In June

March 9, 2016 – SilkAir is offering seven direct charter flights between Singapore and Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, from June 1 to 25, 2016, that will halve the journey time between the two points. The flights, jointly launched by SilkAir, ...

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Former PM Says There Is No Need For Nuclear Power

Former PM Says There Is No Need For Nuclear Power

March 7, 2016 – As the fifth anniversary of Japan’s massive earthquake and nuclear disaster approaches, the country’s former prime minister said it was time to do without nuclear power. “If you look at the reality of these last five ...

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5 Yakuza Members Arrested On Suspicion Of Drug Smuggling

5 Yakuza Members Arrested On Suspicion Of Drug Smuggling

March 2, 2016 – Five members of Japan’s Yakuza criminal network have been arrested for allegedly smuggling 220 pounds of drugs valued in the black market at around US$63 million, Japanese media reported earlier today. Four of the Yakuza members ...

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Emperor Akihito Diagnosed With Influenza

Emperor Akihito Diagnosed With Influenza

February 29, 2016 – Emperor Akihito, 82, has been diagnosed with influenza after suffering a fever over the weekend, the Imperial Household Agency said in Tokyo earlier today, without giving further details. Akihito will rest at his residence in the ...

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