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Magnitude 5.5 quake hits eastern Japan, no immediate damage

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit eastern Japan on Monday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The epicentre of the earthquake was off the coast [...]
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Outlook uncertain for Japan’s whaling industry despite commercial restart

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

When Yachiyo Ichihara was a child in Wada, one of Japan’s oldest whaling villages, she’d go down to the harbor with a bucket and carry it home full of freshly [...]
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Slug held responsible for Japan railway chaos

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A slug has been blamed for a power outage that halted dozens of trains and delayed 12,000 passengers in Japan, the railway operator said Sunday. The power failed on a couple [...]
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Paws for effect: Japanese zoo stages unusual ‘lion’ escape drill

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

For one terrifying moment it looks like the lion is about to get the upper hand against its human nemeses. The animal faces down its would-be captors armed with a net and [...]
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China confirms President Xi Jinping’s three-day trip to Japan this week

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

President Xi Jinping will attend the G20 summit in Osaka this week, China’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, confirming his first visit to Japan since taking office in [...]
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Raw, fried or on a bun: the many ways Japan eats whale

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runsand that’s just a small [...]
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Outlook uncertain for Japan’s whaling industry despite commercial restart

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

When Yachiyo Ichihara was a child in Wada, one of Japan’s oldest whaling villages, she’d go down to the harbour with a bucket and carry it home full of freshly [...]
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Singapore tops Japan for world’s longest life expectancy: study

24-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

Eat our dust, elderly of Japan! Like fine wine, Singaporeans are currently aging as gracefully as any people on the planet. The delightfully titled “The Burden of [...]
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Japan scrambles jets to counter Russian bombers in its airspace

24-Jun-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

Russian bombers violated Japanese airspace, prompting a scramble of scramble of fighter planes to escort them away, Japan’s defense ministry said. Russian bombers [...]
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Japan reportedly helped derail Fiat’s proposed merger with Renault

24-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The Japanese government reportedly played a role in the breakdown of merger talks between Renault and Fiat Chrysler earlier this month, raising concerns the combination could [...]
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Drones, traffic, lockers restricted as security ramps up for G20 summit in Osaka

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TheJapanNews | 6:02 AM

Security is being ramped up in Osaka and tension is gradually building ahead of next week’s Group of 20 summit meeting, with restrictions on traffic, station lockers [...]
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Y chromosomes reveal population boom and bust in ancient Japan

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Phys | 6:02 AM

Researchers at the University of Tokyo conducted a census of the Japanese population around 2,500 years ago using the Y chromosomes of men living on the main islands of [...]
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Japan’s gentleman equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan’s Olympics [...]
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G20 to discuss digital economy on 1st day

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TheJapanNews | 6:02 AM

The summit meeting of the Group of 20 major economies, which be held in Osaka on June 28 and 29, will kick off with discussions on the digital economy before shifting focus [...]
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Self-Defense Force chopper makes crash landing in Tokyo; crew unharmed

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

A Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter made a crash landing at its camp in the suburbs of Tokyo on Friday, though both crew members escaped unharmed, the GSDF said. The UH-1J [...]
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