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Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 10, 2022
Japan and U.S. begin large-scale joint exercise with China in mind
The exercise, called Keen Sword, is scheduled to last until Nov. 19 and will involve around 26,000 Japanese personnel and 10,000 U.S. soldiers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 28, 2022
Japan to raise number of contracted civilian transport ships for SDF emergency use
The government also plans to conduct research into constructing temporary piers to facilitate the smooth transport of supplies to remote islands in the event of a contingency.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / Longform
Oct 24, 2022
Battle to stop Kagoshima seawall highlights divide over coastal engineering
Seawalls are a fixture of Japanese coasts, but one beach on the island of Amami Oshima is fighting against the tide.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 12, 2022
Self-destruct command sent after Japan's Epsilon rocket launch fails
It was the first failed launch in nearly two decades, and the only one for an Epsilon rocket, a solid-fuel model that has flown five successful missions since its 2013 debut.
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JAPAN
Sep 20, 2022
At least two dead as Typhoon Nanmadol slams into Japan
The powerful storm was forecast to dump heavy rain on large parts of Honshu on Tuesday, leading to risks of floods and landslides, the Meteorological Agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2022
Live updates on Typhoon Nanmadol
Much of Japan is on the alert for severe weather conditions as a slow-moving yet powerful typhoon, known as Typhoon No. 14 in Japan, and elsewhere as Typhoon Nanmadol, makes it way up the archipelago.
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JAPAN
Sep 19, 2022
Powerful Typhoon makes landfall in southern Japan as thousands take shelter
The weather agency issued rare 'special warnings' for Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures — alerts that are issued only when dangerous conditions seen once in several decades are forecast.
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JAPAN
Jul 25, 2022
Sakurajima volcano erupts for three straight days, but no injuries reported
The Meteorological Agency maintained its highest alert level, but said it was not expecting a large eruption similar to one at the same volcano in 1914 that caused a large number of deaths.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 22, 2022
Kagoshima court denies retrial for 95-yr-old woman over 1979 murder
It was the fourth attempt by Ayako Haraguchi to clear her name, with the defense presenting new evidence in a bid to prove her innocence.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2022
Chinese navy ship enters Japanese waters near Kagoshima islands
It is the first entry by a Chinese navy vessel that the Defense Ministry has confirmed and announced since last November.
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JAPAN
Apr 17, 2022
Beached whale on southern Japan island dies despite rescue efforts
Volunteer firefighters and members of a whale association attempted to save the whale but rough seas thwarted their efforts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2022
Ukraine-born woman in Japan awaits reunion with family
After the Japanese government announced its plan last Wednesday to accept Ukrainian evacuees, Kagoshima resident Nika Koriyama immediately informed her relatives of the news.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2022
Japan likely to further delay launch of new flagship H3 rocket
The discovery of defects forced JAXA to delay it a second time as it remains unclear by when the vehicle's engine can be redesigned and produced, sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2021
Strong quake jolts islands in Kagoshima Prefecture
The Tokara chain has been hit by more than 240 earthquakes since Saturday, mostly minor shakes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 7, 2021
'Constantly shaking': Tokara Island chain rattled by almost 200 earthquakes over four days
While unsure of the cause, officials and experts say the quakes are not necessarily a reason for alarm.
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JAPAN
Nov 9, 2021
Japan launches Epsilon rocket carrying nine satellites
Initially planned for October, the launch was postponed three times due to technical and other reasons.
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JAPAN
Nov 8, 2021
Man arrested after starting fire on bullet train in southwestern Japan
A 69-year-old Fukuoka man was detained on the spot and no injuries were reported on the train bound for Kagoshima-Chuo Station.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2021
Japan launches successor to aging GPS satellite into orbit
The satellite was previously scheduled to be launched Monday, but it was postponed due to bad weather.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2021
Southwestern Japan volcano erupts, alert level raised
A volcano on a southwestern Japan island erupted early Friday, sending large rocks almost 1 kilometer from the crater.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 27, 2021
Japan successfully tests rocket engine propelled by new technology
The engine uses shock waves produced by burning a mixture of methane and oxygen gases.

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