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Jul 20, 2016

Ibaraki-centered M5 quake rocks Tokyo area but no tsunami alert

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 shook eastern Japan Wednesday morning, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, which struck at around 7:25 a.m., was centered on southern Ibaraki Prefecture and shook buildings ...

Jul 20, 2016

Record 56% of Taiwanese say favorite country is Japan

A poll has shown that a record 56 percent of Taiwanese people picked Japan as the foreign country or region they like most, the Taipei office of Japan’s Interchange Association has revealed. Japan has earned the top spot for the fifth straight time since ...

Onishi holds first press conference from ISS, vows to work hard

Jul 20, 2016

Onishi holds first press conference from ISS, vows to work hard

Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi expressed his eagerness to work hard at the International Space Station, at his first press conference from the ISS on Tuesday night. “The ISS is an interesting place full of many things that cannot be seen elsewhere,” said Onishi, 40, ...

Jul 19, 2016

No damage reported as quake shakes Tokyo

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 shook eastern Japan on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, centered east of Tokyo, shook buildings in the capital but was not strong enough to ...