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Breaking News: Vladimir Putin plans military installations on disputed Kuril Islands
   
Posted by: RenoBerkeley SelectMedia

Okinawa :: Japan | updated 2014-04-22 23:14:35 -0700 | political-news

If anyone needs any more proof that Vladimir Putin is on a mission to rebuild the glory of the Soviet Union, look no further than the Kuril Islands, located between the northern tip of Japan and Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. This...
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Breaking News: Arrogance imperils repair work at ruined Fukushima nuclear complex (Opinion)
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Fukushima :: Japan | updated 2013-12-09 01:31:53 -0800 | technology-news

Emergency workers who assembled storage tanks to hold radioactive water at the meltdown-ravaged Fukushima nuclear power plant complex in Japan were illegally hired and poorly supervised, labor regulators and workers are saying. "Yes, we did a shoddy job," one of...
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Posted by: George Vieto

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2014-02-28 19:02:26 -0800 | sports-news

Ratuken Eagles right handed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, 25, who had a pitching record of 24-0 with an earned run average of 1.27 in the regular season has been given permission to seek employment with Major League Baseball on Wednesday from...
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Source: Christian Science Monitor

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2014-07-30 03:20:10 -0700 | technology-news

The insects prefer nectar from this Asian shrub more than any other. July 30, 2014 It's true we have to deal with pests like Japanese beetles during the summer, but at the same time we also get butterflies.  It's not...
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Source: Fox

Hiroshima :: Japan | updated 2014-07-29 19:15:52 -0700 | political-news

The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," died...
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Source: Japan Today

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2014-07-29 16:43:57 -0700 | political-news

Japan, France agree on defence equipment cooperation France's Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (R) and his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera (L) review an honor guard at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on July 29, 2014 AFP Tokyo (AFP) Japan and...
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Source: The New Zealand Herald

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2014-07-30 01:03:12 -0700 | political-news

BAY, Hawaii (AP) Japan is practicing storming beaches with the U.S. at the world's largest maritime exercises. Helicopters dropped a reconnaissance team of Japanese soldiers into the ocean off a Hawaii beach during Rim of the Pacific exercises on Tuesday....
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Source: Indian Express

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2014-07-30 00:20:29 -0700 | sports-news

This is an idea I have been toying with for a couple of years now but have refrained from discussing openly. In bits and bobs of previous columns, the idea slips in, and I quickly watch myself...But then, one's first...
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Source: Ledger-Enquirer

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2014-07-30 03:14:42 -0700 | sports-news

Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe has defended his call for a review of the venue plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens the proposal of having almost all the facilities close to the Athlete's Village. Tokyo won the...
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Source: Scoop

Date :: Japan | updated 2014-07-29 19:51:23 -0700 | political-news

Judith Collins and Women's Refuge Doing a Katie Bradford' Date : 30th July 2014 Content: In Rethinking's latest blog; http://blog.rethinking.org.nz/2014/07/judith-collins-and-womens-refuge.html Kim Workman suggests that Ms Collins treatment of the Women's Refuge in a recent Q and A interview,...
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Source: Chinadaily

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2014-07-30 02:21:03 -0700 | lifestyle-news

That means elephants' sniffers are five times more powerful than people's noses, twice that of dogs, and even stronger than the previous known record-holder in the animal kingdom: rats. "Apparently, an elephant's nose is not only long but also superior,"...
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Source: The Bellingham Herald

Kyōto :: Japan | updated 2014-07-30 03:17:13 -0700 | business-news

Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U video-game machine sales. But the Japanese company behind Super Mario and Pokemon games stuck to its annual profit and sales forecasts Wednesday. Kyoto-based Nintendo...
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Breaking News: › Japan wraps up Pacific whale hunt
   
Source: Japan Today

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2014-07-30 03:46:14 -0700 | green-news

Japan wraps up Pacific whale hunt This handout picture from Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) in 2013 shows a Bryde's whale on the deck of a ship during Japan's whale research programme in the western North Pacific AFP Tokyo...
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Source: Japan Times

Nagoya :: Japan | updated 2014-07-29 22:16:27 -0700 | sports-news

The Japan Sumo Association formally promoted sekiwake Goeido to the ozeki rank, following a unanimous decision from its board of directors on Wednesday. The decision to promote the Sakaigawa wrestler was officially made after a meeting to determine the sumo...
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Source: New Zealand Herald

Mizuho :: Japan | updated 2014-07-29 19:59:59 -0700 | business-news

Orient, an affiliate of Mizuho, offered 10 billion yen ($98 million) of five-year notes at 18 basis points over yen swaps earlier this month, in its first public straight bond. Photo / Thinkstock The Japanese consumer lender at the centre...
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