Dec 24, 2013

New quake scenario for Tokyo

A government disaster-prevention council predicts that an earthquake of magnitude-7.3 quake below south-central Tokyo on a windy, winter evening would destroy an estimated 610,000 buildings and kill as many as 23,000 people. Such a quake is given a 70 percent chance of occurring within ...

Jun 23, 2011

Tax money for homes, not arenas

Regarding the June 18 article “Ishihara eyes another Olympics bid, this time 2020“: I see that once again Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara intends to waste taxpayer money, this time by bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Tokyo used ¥15 billion in taxpayer money for ...

Jun 9, 2011

China-Pakistan strategic ties deepen

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After the daring U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in his hideout next to Pakistan’s premier military academy, Islamabad has openly played its China card to caution Washington against pushing it too hard. And China has been more than eager to show itself ...