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Two earthquakes hit Japan nearly simultaneously

National Feb 12, 2020

Two earthquakes hit Japan nearly simultaneously

Two earthquakes struck Japan nearly simultaneously on Wednesday at around 7:30 p.m., the larger a 5.5 magnitude that hit off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture. That quake, which was also felt in the Kanto region, reached a 4 on Japan's seismic intensity scale to 7. A ...

Facilities for the elderly bracing for mass COVID-19 infection

National Feb 12, 2020

Facilities for the elderly bracing for mass COVID-19 infection

Care homes for elderly people are taking full-fledged measures to prevent mass COVID-19 infections. They are concerned that once elderly people get the virus, their symptoms tend to become serious. Workers at Wayoen, a home for the elderly in the city of Chiba, have been instructed ...

Ever wanted to date a samurai? There's an app for that

Business / Tech Feb 12, 2020

Ever wanted to date a samurai? There's an app for that

How would you like a samurai warlord from the Sengoku Period as a boyfriend? A smartphone game in which players choose a match from a selection of 15th and 16th century warlords has captured the hearts of many women nationwide and abroad with its easy ...

Boeing scores no January orders for first time since 1962

Business Feb 12, 2020

Boeing scores no January orders for first time since 1962

Boeing Co. booked no new orders for airplanes last month, the first time it has come up empty-handed in January since 1962, as the U.S. plane-maker's once best-selling jet, the 737 Max, remained grounded following two fatal crashes. The airplane maker, struggling with a crisis ...

Marinos win clash of champions in ACL

Soccer Feb 12, 2020

Marinos win clash of champions in ACL

Yokohama F. Marinos proved to be too fast for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC, winning their Asian Champions League Group H opener 2-1 away in Wednesday's battle between the J. League and K-League champions. J. League MVP Teruhito Nakagawa was a constant threat in a game ...

Tokyo Games tickets to go on sale worldwide in May

Olympics Feb 12, 2020

Tokyo Games tickets to go on sale worldwide in May

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Games said Wednesday that Olympic tickets will be made available to people living outside Japan starting in mid-May. Spectators looking to travel to Japan for this summer's games, which kick off July 24, will be able to purchase ...

Tokyo draws with Ulsan Hyundai after late own goal

Soccer Feb 12, 2020

Tokyo draws with Ulsan Hyundai after late own goal

FC Tokyo opened their Asian Champions League campaign on Tuesday with a 1-1 draw against Group F opponents Ulsan Hyundai after an own goal from Adailton canceled out Diego Oliveira's opener. Seeking their first win in three meetings with the South Korean club, Kenta Hasegawa's ...