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Olympics: Disaster risks make 2020 planning 'more complex' - IOC's Coates

Sep 12 2018

TOKYO Planning for the Tokyo 2020 Games has been made harder because of the high disaster risks in Japan, a reality hammered home by a deadly typhoon and earthquake just last week, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and top Tokyo planner John Coates said on Wednesday.

Typhoon slices through western Japan, killing at least six

Sep 04 2018

TOKYO Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and canceled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday, cutting power, overturning cars and killing at least six people. | Video

Japan issues evacuation advisories as typhoon Jebi approaches

Sep 03 2018

TOKYO, Sept 4 Japan issued evacuation advisories for almost 300,000 people and cancelled hundreds of flights in the face of strong winds and heavy rain as typhoon Jebi roared north and was set to make landfall later on Tuesday.

'Makes me shake with rage': Japan probe shows university cut women's test scores

Aug 07 2018

TOKYO A Japanese medical school deliberately cut women's entrance test scores for at least a decade, an investigation panel said on Tuesday, calling it a "very serious" instance of discrimination, but school officials denied having known of the manipulations. | Video

Japan mulls daylight savings proposal for 2020 Olympics: report

Aug 06 2018

TOKYO Enduring a deadly heatwave this summer, Japan is considering adopting daylight saving time from next year, so that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games can stage events during cooler hours, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported on Monday.

Aspiring ninjas besiege Japanese city with job inquiries

Jul 25 2018

TOKYO A city in Japan has been bombarded with inquiries from aspiring ninjas, the country's famed feudal mercenaries and spies, after a news report on city tourist promotions was mistaken for a "ninjas wanted" advertisement.

Japanese heat wave pushes temperature to record

Jul 23 2018

TOKYO The temperature rose to a record 41.1 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) in a city northwest of Tokyo on Monday, as a heat wave in Japan that has killed at least 23 people and sent thousands to hospital showed no sign of significant easing.

Japan executes leader, six followers, of sarin attack doomesday cult

Jul 06 2018

TOKYO Japan executed on Friday the former leader of a doomsday cult and six other members of the group that carried out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and shattering the country's myth of public safety. | Video

Japan death row executions: hangings secretive, backed by public

Jul 06 2018

TOKYO Japan on Friday executed the leader and six members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult that carried out a deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people.

Japan death row executions - hangings secretive, backed by public

Jul 06 2018

TOKYO Japan on Friday executed the leader and six members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult that carried out a deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people.

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