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5,000 people take part in Tokyo disaster drill

Feb 8, 2016

5,000 people take part in Tokyo disaster drill

About 5,000 people took part in large-scale disaster drills Monday in central Tokyo that assumed massive numbers of people were stranded at train stations and on the streets in the wake of a massive earthquake. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, ...

Feb 8, 2016

Japan, U.S. postpone talks on new slots at Haneda

Japan and the United States have postponed negotiations scheduled for Tuesday over the allocation of slots for flights connecting Tokyo’s Haneda airport and U.S. cities, the transport ministry said Monday. The U.S. government said it needs more time for some internal adjustments, according to ...

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

Feb 8, 2016

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

From a strange creature called “Puppymonkeybaby” to a tear-inducing Audi spot, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages. On advertising’s biggest night, Chrysler celebrated Jeep with an ad featuring black-and-white portraits of veterans, kids and pop icons. ...

Feb 8, 2016

Cyberattacks target JR Hokkaido; security info may have leaked

More than 300 files of information, including those related to transportation security, may have leaked out after a personal computer at Hokkaido Railway Co. came under cyberattacks, NHK reported on Monday. The company, known as JR Hokkaido, was targeted by cyberattacks when it was ...

Feb 7, 2016

Global outrage spews over North Korea rocket launch

North Korea hailed an “epochal event” but its latest long-range rocket launch Sunday sparked international anger and plans for talks on a U.S. missile defense system for the peninsula. Pyongyang’s state TV announced the nation successfully put a satellite into orbit, “legitimately exercising the ...

Feb 7, 2016

Magnitude-4.6 quake rattles Ibaraki but no injuries reported

A light earthquake struck Ibaraki Prefecture on Sunday, shaking buildings as far away as Tokyo. But there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and there was no risk of tsunami. The magnitude-4.6 quake struck at around 7:27 p.m. at a depth of ...

Purported satellite launch draws angry reactions nationwide

Feb 7, 2016

Purported satellite launch draws angry reactions nationwide

North Korea’s decision to launch what it claimed was a rocket Sunday despite international calls for restraint has raised tensions with Japan and sparked angry calls from around the nation. Protesters opposed to what was widely viewed as a ballistic missile test gathered at ...