World Dec 25, 2019

Biggest quake in series strikes off British Columbia

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck a spot off the coast of British Columbia Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. At 8:36 p.m., the earthquake hit a spot 182 kilometers (113 miles) west of Port Hardy, a town of about 4,100 people, the agency said. It ...

Japan to extend tax cuts for 3/11-hit companies

Business / Economy Dec 1, 2019

Japan to extend tax cuts for 3/11-hit companies

The government and ruling camp are discussing an extension of special tax cuts for companies in areas affected by the March 2011 disasters in Tohoku, according to informed sources. The tax breaks are set to expire at the end of fiscal 2020 through March 2021. Given ...

Pope Francis meets with victims of Japan's 3/11 disasters

National Nov 25, 2019

Pope Francis meets with victims of Japan's 3/11 disasters

Pope Francis on Monday met with victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan, a day after railing against the destructive power of nuclear weapons in the atomic bomb-hit cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The gathering in Tokyo was set because ...