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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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    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Typhoon threatens Japan's major cities A strong typhoon swerved towards Japan's heavily populated central islands yesterday after it slammed through Okinawa, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power and injuring at least 30 people. Typhoon Neoguri left toppled trees, flooded cars and bent railings on the island chain, which experienced its ...

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    Japan collapse tunnel closed again after crash

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 06:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A five-car crash closed a highway tunnel in Japan on Sunday, just one day after it was re-opened following a ceiling cave-in which killed nine people four weeks ago, police said. One person was injured in the crash in the congested Sasago Tunnel, some 80 kilometres west of Tokyo. Nine people died on December 2 when concrete panels suspended from ...

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    Japan's nuclear safety regulator accused of ignoring risk from volcanoes

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... Daiichi plant into a triple meltdown in 2011 when a tsunami crashed into the facility. The debate has played out in several months of public hearings in Tokyo by the NRA and could weigh ...

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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 ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    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 ...

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    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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US military helicopter crashes in Okinawa

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 06:07pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo A US military helicopter crashed at an American base on the southern island of Okinawa, Japanese and US officials said on Monday. A HH-60 rescue helicopter crashed in a training area at Camp Hansen with four crew members on board, the US Air Force said in a statement. The status of the crew members is unknown, it said. The helicopter, which belongs ...

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    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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