Tag - jordan



Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 8, 2019
Mirror test in Japanese study suggests self-awareness in fish, raising questions about animal intelligence
Small tropical reef fish were able to recognize themselves in a mirror, scientists said Thursday, in a finding that raises provocative questions about assessing self-awareness and cognitive abilities in animals.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 28, 2018
Japan and Jordan agree to boost security cooperation
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and King Abdullah II of Jordan agreed Tuesday in Tokyo to boost diplomatic and security cooperation between their two countries in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
Nov 10, 2018
47 Japanese confirmed safe after flash floods in Jordan
A total of 47 Japanese have been confirmed safe in the historic city of Petra in Jordan after flash floods hit sightseeing spots in the area on Friday, Japanese officials there said.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2018
With border reopened, Jordanians flock to Syria for first time in years for trade, tourism
Jordanians are flocking to the Syrian capital Damascus for the first time in years for tourism and trade after the reopening of a border crossing that had been closed through years of war.
Japan Times
Oct 26, 2018
At least 18, mostly children, killed in Jordan flash flood near Dead Sea
At least 18 people, mainly schoolchildren and teachers, were killed on Thursday by a flash flood during a school outing near Jordan's Dead Sea in one of the worst disasters in the kingdom in years, rescuers and hospital workers said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 22, 2018
Jordan says it won't renew peace treaty land deal with Israel
Jordan said on Sunday it would not extend the 25-year deal that allows Israel to use two tracts of territory along its border just as Israel said it was still planning to negotiate an extension.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2018
Jordan says nearly 300 Syrian 'White Helmet' rescuers have left for the West
Nearly 300 Syrian "White Helmet" rescue workers and their families who fled Syria for Jordan three months ago have left for resettlement in Western countries under an U.N. sponsored agreement, Jordan said on Wednesday.
Sep 29, 2018
Syria says important Nassib crossing into Jordan will be reopened in October
Syrian state media said Saturday the major Nassib border crossing with Jordan will reopen on Oct. 10, three years after the trade route was captured by rebels and closed.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2018
Syrian regime forces and allies close to capturing entire southwest
Government forces are on the brink of seizing the last part of southwestern Syria in insurgent hands, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 19, 2018
World's oldest bread found in Jordan
The charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a surprise: People began making bread millenniums before they developed agriculture.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2018
Future bright for England after trip to semis
There are two ways of looking at England in the 2018 World Cup. By almost unanimous agreement, England overachieved by reaching the semifinals and, because of the 2-1 loss to Croatia, playing Belgium in Saturday's third place playoff. The quarterfinals was the best most back home expected, or realistically...
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 12, 2018
Backs to wall at Golan frontier, Syrian family, among 320,000 in flight, fears more army advances
Abu Ahmad has sheltered at the frontier of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights for days, fleeing an army offensive that has swept through southwestern Syria.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2018
Russian jets pound south Syria as U.N. urges Jordan to open border to displaced thousands
Syrian army troops came closer to the Jordanian border on Thursday as the opposition and Russia agreed to resume suspended talks on a deal to end fighting that has sparked one of the fastest displacements in the course of the conflict.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2018
Russian airstrikes, regime assault resume in southwest Syria after talks fail
Russian airstrikes against insurgents in southwest Syria resumed on Wednesday, residents and a war monitor said, after a rebel said talks to restore government rule there peacefully had failed.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Jul 3, 2018
Takahashi's return rocks skating world
One of the great aspects of covering skating in Japan is you never know what is going to happen next.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Jun 12, 2018
Wheelchair star Pat Anderson back for more gold
When he has the ball in his hands, his opponents are extra careful, and fans in the stands hold their breath to see if something spectacular could happen.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2018
LeBron's postseason run has been incredible, but Jordan still the man
Ready to crown LeBron James GOAT over Michael Jordan after LBJ's phenomenal performance this postseason?
Japan Times
May 18, 2018
Marc Leishman cards career-low 61 in first round at AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament
Australian Marc Leishman, buoyed by a pair of eagles, fired a career-low 61 for a three-shot lead after the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament on Thursday, while hometown favorite Jordan Spieth failed to make a move.
Japan Times
May 11, 2018
Hornets name James Borrego coach
James Borrego has been hired as the new head coach of the Charlotte Hornets.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2018
Blues drop Sunwolves to 0-7
The Sunwolves let an early lead slip through their fingers to remain winless after seven games of the Super Rugby season after a 24-10 defeat to New Zealand's Blues on Saturday.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals