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Second big quake hits southern Japan in just over 24 hours

Second big quake hits southern Japan in just over 24 hours

Apr 15, – The Saturday quake triggered a tsunami advisory, although it was later lifted and no irregularities were reported at three nuclear power plants in the area, a senior government official said. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, just over 24 hours after a quake killed nine people and injured […]

April 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Three killed as small airplane crashes into Tokyo suburb- NHK

Three killed as small airplane crashes into Tokyo suburb- NHK

Jul 26, – Television footage showed the plane crashed upside down in the wreckage of a burnt-out house as firefighters and rescue officials scoured the smoking ruins. Several other houses nearby also appeared to be badly damaged. Three people were killed when a small airplane crashed into a residential area of the Japanese capital, Tokyo, […]

July 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Swiss chocolate maker opens factory in Japan

Swiss chocolate maker opens factory in Japan

Nov 14, – Zurich-based cocoa and chocolates maker Barry Callebaut spent 18.5 million Swiss francs ($20 million) to build the factory, which opened Thursday on the site of a former brewery in Takasaki, smack in the middle of the country. The company aims to help sate the Japanese appetite for chocolate: about 2 kilograms (4 […]

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rio Tinto pink diamonds fetch record prices

Rio Tinto pink diamonds fetch record prices

Oct 14, – The highlight was the Argyle Phoenix, a 1.56 carat gem and one of three Fancy Red diamonds on offer, which sold for more than $2 million to a Singapore-based jeweller, the highest per-carat price paid for any diamond ever produced from Rio’s Argyle mine in Western Australia. The 2013 Argyle Pink Diamonds […]

October 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
‘War without guns’: SKorea’s passionate protesters

‘War without guns’: SKorea’s passionate protesters

Sep 18, –  To convey the rage he feels over Japan’s claim to a small outcropping of South Korean-controlled islets, Choi Jin-ho sliced his left pinky finger — twice — and hurled his own excrement at the Japanese Embassy. He and other tenacious South Korean protesters compare themselves to warriors, and their demonstrations to a […]

September 18, 2013 | By | Reply More