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Strong winds, heavy rain thrash eastern Japan

May 13, 2015

Strong winds, heavy rain thrash eastern Japan

Typhoon Noul passed over central and eastern Japan to the Pacific in the northeast by Wednesday morning, bringing strong winds and heavy rain and disrupting traffic in some areas. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, the typhoon was downgraded to an extratropical depression, but the storm ...

May 12, 2015

Narita sees first rise in Golden Week travelers in three years

Boosted by a significant increase in foreign visitors, the number of people entering and departing from Japan via Narita International Airport during this year’s Golden Week rose 12.7 percent from a year earlier to around 910,000, immigration authorities said Tuesday. Immigration officials attributed the ...

Japan, Philippines hold historic naval drills

May 12, 2015

Japan, Philippines hold historic naval drills

Two Japanese destroyers and one of the Philippines’ newest warships began historic naval exercises in the flash point South China Sea on Tuesday, showcasing a deepening alliance aimed at countering a rising China. The daylong war games, the first bilateral naval exercises between the ...