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Japan's Dentsu gets only small fine for overtime breaches despite outcry

Oct 06 2017

TOKYO Japan's Dentsu Inc was fined just 500,000 yen ($4,400) after a Tokyo court ruled it had made employees work overtime beyond legal limits - a case that followed a high profile death from overwork at the advertising giant. | Video

Asian neighbors protest as Japan PM sends offering to war dead shrine

Aug 15 2017

TOKYO China and South Korea called on Japan to face up to its wartime past after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to a shrine to war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender. | Video

Japan rescuers continue search as more rain forecast, at least 18 dead: NHK

Jul 09 2017

ASAKURA, Japan Japanese rescuers continued their search for victims of freak rains that have triggered floods and landslides in southwest Japan and left at least 18 people dead and hundreds of others displaced, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday. | Video

More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16

Jul 08 2017

ASAKURA Japanese rescue crews took advantage of a break in the weather on Saturday to search for survivors of torrential rain, floods and landslides, as the death toll from several days of freak weather rose to 16, the NHK state broadcaster reported.

Japan rescuers dig through rubble as more rain falls, at least 11 dead

Jul 07 2017

ASAKURA, Japan Thousands of Japanese rescuers searched on Friday for victims of freak rains that have killed at least 11 people and left hundreds cut off from the outside world by landslides. | Video

Japan rescuers dig through rubble as rain goes on, at least 6 dead

Jul 06 2017

ASAKURA, Japan, July 7 Thousands of Japanese rescuers dug through twisted wood and mud on Friday in the wake of freak rains that killed six people and forced nearly 80,000 from their homes, with more rain falling amid warnings of further landslides.

Freak rain storms pound Japan, at least three dead: NHK

Jul 06 2017

ASAKURA, Japan Torrential rains battered southwestern Japan for a second day on Thursday, killing three people, with 100,000 ordered to evacuate their homes and while thousands of rescuers, some in helicopters, searched for survivors. | Video

Japan missile defence drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

Jun 21 2017

TOKYO Japan opened a missile defence drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the country it is ready to counter any missile attack by neighbouring North Korea.

Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

Jun 21 2017

TOKYO Japan opened a missile defense drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the country it is ready to counter any missile attack by neighboring North Korea.

Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea presses on with missile tests

Jun 09 2017

ABU, Japan About 100 school children and their parents are holding a clean-up on the field of the local elementary school in this small fishing and farming town, when an alarm warns of an impending missile attack and they run for the school gymnasium. | Video

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