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Japan anti-nuclear marches before tsunami anniversary

Anti-nuclear rallies took place across Japan today on the eve of the second anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, urging Japan’s new government to abandon nuclear power.

World’s oldest woman turns 115 in Japan

Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest woman celebrated her 115th birthday on Tuesday in a Japanese nursing home, receiving flowers and relishing her favourite mackerel sushi dish.

6.2 earthquake shakes buildings in Tokyo

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Monday, setting buildings in the capital swaying but causing no risk of a tsunami, the country’s meteorological agency reported.

Two Russian fighter jets breach Japanese airspace: Tokyo

Two Russian fighter jets violated Japanese airspace on Thursday with Tokyo scrambling jets in response, the defence ministry said.

China frigate locked radar on Japan navy: Minister

A Chinese military frigate locked its weapon-targeting radar on a Japanese navy vessel on at least one occasion, Japan’s defence minister said Tuesday, in an apparent upping of the stakes in a bitter territorial row.

US regulator asks Boeing for full battery history


US regulators said today they asked Boeing Co to provide a full operating history of lithium-ion batteries used in its grounded 787 Dreamliners after Japan’s All Nippon Airways revealed it had repeatedly replaced the batteries even before overheating problems surfaced.

Japan launches new satellites to boost surveillance

Japan today launched two satellites to strengthen its surveillance capabilities, including keeping a closer eye on North Korea which has vowed to stage another nuclear test.

Japan to boost surveillance after China’s airspace intrusion

Japan today said it will strengthen the surveillance power of its air force, a day after the first-ever intrusion into the country’s airspace by a Chinese government aircraft.

Jeev finishes 17th at JT Cup in Japan


Jeev Milkha Singh carded his best of the week, three-under 67, but still ended 17th at the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup at the Tokyo Yomiuri Golf Club here today.

Jeev's earlier rounds were 71, 71 and 6

Kim, Bolder break Japan domination in Grand Slam judo

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London Olympic gold medallist Kim Jae-Bum of South Korea and Linda Bolder of the Netherlands stopped Japanese domination at the Grand Slam international judo tournament in Tokyo on Saturday.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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