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6.8 earthquake jolts central Japan
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit central Japan at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres, Japan’s Meteorological Agency reports. No tsunami warning has been issued.

22.11.2014 13:32

Living under sea: Japanese visionaries unveil underwater city plan
Will people ever live in underwater cities? Japanese construction firm says it is possible by 2030. The visionaries revealed a $25 billion deep-sea eco-city plan called Ocean Spiral for 5,000 people that will produce energy from sea resources.

20.11.2014 17:12

Fastest train ride: Japanese whooshed at 500kph on maglev test ride (VIDEO)
In one of the fastest train rides ever, 100 Japanese passengers have whizzed along the route in Yamanashi Prefecture on the lightning quick floating maglev train going 500 kilometers per hour.

19.11.2014 18:21

Toyota unveils game changer hydrogen-powered car
Toyota has unveiled the first mass-market hydrogen fuel cell car, which will start selling in Japan next month and in the US and Europe in 2015.

18.11.2014 19:12

​Japan’s PM dissolves Parliament, puts off tax rise to save ‘Abenomics’
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is going to dissolve the lower chamber of parliament on November 21 and call early elections in an effort to save his grand economic strategy dubbed “Abenomics.”

18.11.2014 12:04

‘Okinawans sick and tired of US military presence’
Residents of Okinawa are concerned about the US military presence on the island, and the increasing crime rate linked to that, as well as the enormous impact on local wildlife, Conn Hallinan from Foreign Policy in Focus told RT.

18.11.2014 09:15

G20 in Australia: Buffoons v the Global South
Here’s the G20 in Australia in a one-liner: a tiny bunch of Anglo-Saxon political buffoons attempts to drown out the Global South.

17.11.2014 07:47

Planning your own funeral: End of life preparations on rise in Japan (PHOTOS)
Trying out a coffin, posing for a tombstone photo, and simulating the scattering of one's own ashes into the ocean: Japan’s elderly are taking funeral preparations into their own hands, with ‘end of life’ preparations gaining popularity in the country.

16.11.2014 17:35

Anti-US military base candidate wins Okinawa governor race
The fate of a contentious US military base, slated to be relocated on the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa, is now in doubt after exit polls showed a gubernatorial candidate deeply opposed to the plan emerged victorious in the election.

16.11.2014 11:53

Japanese payment system to issue 3mn cards in Russia by end of 2016
Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) has agreed to cooperate with some of Russia’s banks, including the third biggest, VTB, and start issuing joint payment cards by the end of 2016, according to CEO Takashi Suetsugu.

14.11.2014 14:21

Japanese man self-immolates protesting govt push to end 60 years of pacifism
A Japanese man has died after setting himself on fire in a central Tokyo park in what appears to be a protest against the country’s renunciation of its pacifist constitution and the prime minister’s military push.

12.11.2014 07:45

​Fukushima radiation detected 100 miles off California coast
Scientists have found traces of leaked radiation from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident off the coast of California. Radiation experts, though, say the levels are harmless.

11.11.2014 06:25