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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Toyota recalls nearly 6.4 million faulty cars for a variety of faults

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... 6.4 m cars Toyota yesterday recalled 6.39 million vehicles worldwide for five different problems, dealing another blow to the world's largest carmaker, whose reputation for quality and safety has been dented in recent years. No injuries or crashes have been reported as a result of the problems, which affect 29 models. But two fires have been reported related to one of them, ...

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    Eleven dead and 1,200 injured as heavy snow hits Japan

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... the heaviest in 78 years. Local media said at least 11 people have been killed with one person also in critical condition in snow-linked accidents- mostly crashes after their cars skidded on icy roads. In central Aichi prefecture, a 50-year-old man died after his car slipped on the icy road and rammed into an advertisement steel pole, a local rescuer said. Public broadcaster NHK reported at least ...

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    Three dead, hundreds injured as new storm batters Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... by early yesterday, a week after the heaviest snowfall in decades left at least 11 people dead and more than 1,200 injured across the nation. A driver was killed on Friday in a crash involving his car and a truck on an icy road in Shiga, central Japan. Meanwhile, a farmer died after a tractor overturned on a snow-covered road in southwestern Oita, according to local media. Watch: Tokyo ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Second Japan snowstorm leaves thousands stranded as death toll rises to 23

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters

    ... including some killed in traffic accidents or by being caught under snow that fell from roofs. Several died in cars stuck in the snow, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning as they ran their car ... of the nation’s main arteries jammed with cars, some for days. Toyota Motor resumed operations at three plants in central Japan on Tuesday after suspending them a day earlier due to disruption ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan snowstorm leaves 19 dead, more than 1,600 injured

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:14pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and avalanches as well as high waves along the northeastern coast, which was battered by a quake-sparked tsunami almost three years ago. Despite around-the-clock clearing efforts, hundreds of cars ... closed, with cars stuck along several kilometres due to the heavy snow. Members of Japan’s Self-Defence Forces have also stepped in to help. “Efforts to remove snow from the roads are continuing ...

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    Blame flies over Japan’ s killer snow storm

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:19pm by Julian Ryall

    ... and at least one man froze to death after his car broke down. There was no sense of urgency… It’s really regrettable DPJ LAWMAKER JIN MATSUBARA Thousands of people are still cut off, mostly in isolated ... on Sunday night while the snow damage was expanding. "There was no sense of urgency," he said. "There were already communities and cars stranded in snow as of Sunday. It's really ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan coastguard arrests Chinese crew over fatal crash

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 11:04am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Collision of Jia Hui with Eifuku Maru No 18 left five dead and one missing Japan’s coastguard said Monday it had arrested a Chinese crew member of a Sierra Leone-registered vessel over a collision with a Japanese ship that le ...

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    Former prime ministers Koizumi and Hosokawa gang up on Abe over nuclear power

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 03:33pm by Reuters

    ... seeks to restart nuclear reactors off-line since Fukushima. A tsunami crashed into the plant on March 11, 2011, causing fuel-rod meltdowns, radioactive contamination of air, sea and food ...

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    Tokyo sarin attack widow says she wants cult members executed

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:01am by Julian Ryall

    ... killed her husband, Kazumasa, when they leaked sarin in five subway cars. It is also on behalf of the 6,000 commuters injured in that attack- many of whom still suffer debilitating illnesses- ...

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    Plan to move Tokyo's huge Tsukiji fish market divides traders and customers

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:45pm by AFP

    ... for freshness. "Railroad freight cars used to roll in to the market and unload fish and goods right here," he says, pointing to a large picture in his office that gives a bird's-eye view of Tsukiji's layout. "We don't use the rail cars any more. Now, refrigerated trucks drive around instead." Key to ensuring perishable goods stay fresh is a so-called cold chain, which ...




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