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Aug 26, 2014

Fukushima groundwater bypass operation ineffective: Tepco

A groundwater bypassing operation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has yet to produce significant results in preventing groundwater from flowing into the basements of reactor buildings, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. By last Thursday, about three months after the effort was launched, ...

Aug 26, 2014

Death toll from Hiroshima landslides jumps to 60

The death toll from the devastating landslides in the city of Hiroshima rose Tuesday to 60, with 26 people still missing as rescuers continued the search for possible survivors. In the morning, rescuers including firefighters and Self-Defense Forces personnel worked mainly in Asaminami Ward, ...

Aug 25, 2014

Japanese man gunned down in Philippines

Motorcycle-riding gunmen on Monday shot dead a 66-year-old Japanese man who was waiting for a ride in Antipolo City, east of Manila, police said. They said Kazuaki Tsuya was standing under a footbridge in front of a mall when he was shot in the ...