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38 articles published


International disaster prevention forum begins in tsunami-hit Sendai

National Nov 26, 2017

International disaster prevention forum begins in tsunami-hit Sendai

Disaster prevention experts from Japan and abroad gathered in Sendai on Saturday to discuss lessons learned from the earthquake and tsunami that devastated coastal communities throughout Tohoku in 2011. The first World Bosai Forum, incorporating the Japanese word meaning disaster mitigation, was organized by the ...

Erupting volcano on Bali brings air travel warnings

Asia Pacific Nov 26, 2017

Erupting volcano on Bali brings air travel warnings

Indonesian and regional authorities heightened flight warnings around Bali's Mount Agung on Sunday as the volcano's eruptions sent a plume of volcanic ash and steam more than 6,000 meters into the skies above the popular holiday island. Ash covered roads, cars and buildings near the ...

World Nov 26, 2017

Iran warns Europe it will increase missile range if threatened

The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned Europe that if it threatens Tehran, the Guards will increase the range of missiles to above 2,000 kilometers, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday. France has called for an "uncompromising" dialogue with Iran about its ballistic ...

Throwback time for fashion leads to innovation

Style & Design Nov 26, 2017

Throwback time for fashion leads to innovation

by Samuel Thomas

As regular followers of Japanese fashion can attest, the industry can be seen as somewhat flirtatious, dallying with new debutantes, another sister brand, another collaboration, another short-term "limited shop" or another retail concept that makes the news but doesn't really change the game. It is ...

Aminishiki steals show at Kyushu Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 26, 2017

Aminishiki steals show at Kyushu Basho

A day after yokozuna Hakuho wrapped up the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament championship, 13th-ranked Aminshiki provided the final day's drama on Sunday. Back in the elite makuuchi division for the first time in a year since he ruptured his left Achilles tendon on May 9, ...

Reysol put Antlers' title celebrations on hold

Soccer / J. League Nov 26, 2017

Reysol put Antlers' title celebrations on hold

Kashima Antlers' title celebrations were put on hold on Sunday as the J. League leaders were held to a 0-0 draw at home against Kashiwa Reysol. A win for Antlers would have secured a record-extending ninth J. League championship with one game remaining. But despite ...

Japan settles for draw with France

More Sports / Rugby Nov 26, 2017

Japan settles for draw with France

Japan came within inches of a historic win over France on Saturday night as the Brave Blossoms drew 23-23 with Les Bleus at the brand new U Arena. A try by replacement prop Asaeli Ai Valu eight minutes from time gave Yu Tamura the chance ...