Southern- Central Japan: The old and the new

Doyzkie Buenaviaje 10/12/2018

KANSAI is well established as the cultural center and the historical heart of Japan, but I think the Southern- central region has much more to show off than its vivid past. Osaka, the second largest metropolitan area…

PH, Japan ink P2.1-B loan for new Panglao airport expansion

Inquirer.net 10/08/2018

The Department of Finance (DOF) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) agreed on a fresh loan of 4.376-billion yen to the Philippines — equivalent to P2.1 billion at the prevailing exchange rate — to help fund the…

Typhoon pummels Japan, flights canceled, trains shut down

AP 09/30/2018

TOKYO — A powerful typhoon ripped through Japan on Sunday, forcing cancellations of flights and trains, including in the Tokyo area as authorities warned of strong winds and torrential rain. Farms and homes in Miyazaki on the…

Tokyo is most expensive city for mobile phone users

Asia News Network, Inquirer.net, Japan News 09/23/2018

TOKYO — Tokyo is the most expensive of six major world cities, including New York and London, when it comes to mobile phone service fees. Customers in the Japanese capital shell out ¥7,562 ($67) per month —…

Japan’s Abe re-elected as ruling party leader, to stay on as Japan PM

AP 09/20/2018

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation’s leader. The decisive victory…

Elderly people key to Japan’s workforce

Asia News Network, Inquirer.net 09/18/2018

TOKYO — The number of elderly people — aged 65 years or older — who held a job in 2017 reached a record high of 8.07 million, according to statistics compiled by the Internal Affairs and Communications…

Death toll nears 40 in northern Japan earthquake

Associated Press 09/09/2018

TOKYO — The death toll has hit 39 from a powerful earthquake that struck the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido last week, authorities said Sunday. One person remained missing in the hard-hit town of Atsuma, where multiple…

Toll from Japan quake rises to 18

AFP 09/07/2018

Japanese rescue workers with bulldozers and sniffer dogs scrabbled through the mud Friday to find survivors from a landslide that buried houses after a powerful quake, as the death toll rose to 18. Around 22 people are…

Japan quake, landslides leave at least 9 dead

AFP 09/06/2018

Devastating landslides caused by a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake in northern Japan claimed at least nine lives on Thursday, with dozens still missing as homes were engulfed. Multiple, large-scale landslides struck the sparsely populated countryside, which was also…

Typhoon wreaks havoc in Japan

AFP 09/05/2018

A major airport that was cut off when a huge typhoon smashed through its sole access road was being evacuated Wednesday, as Japan grappled with devastation caused by its most powerful storm in a quarter of a…

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