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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

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

    ... as much as possible. The torrents of rainfall expected could trigger landslides and floods, and much of eastern Japan was at risk of experiencing lightning and tornadoes. On Okinawa, nearly 38,000 ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's indigenous stealth fighter to fly this year amid arms race worries

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... committed to purchasing 42 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighters, also known as the Raptor, including a number of its vertical takeoff and landing variant, which will permit the aircraft ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Dozens injured after tornado hits eastern Japan

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 04:02pm by AFP

    ... households in Saitama prefecture, probably after lightning hit the area, according to utility Tokyo Electric Power which provides power in the area. ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Abe faces setback as anti-US-base Okinawa mayor gets elected

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:29am by AP

    ... and if this is reported in the media daily, Abe’s support rates could fall.” Futenma has long been a lightning rod for discontent among Okinawa residents, many of whom associate the concentration of US bases ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    'Rainbow' village emerges from tsunami's sea of mud in Rikuzentakata, Japan

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:26am by Rob Gilhooly

    ... of the building was its foundations. "All I could think was, 'No way, no way, lightning never strikes twice.'" Volunteers helped to clean up the mess that blanketed his property. Aided ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US ‘understands anger’ over Okinawa rape claim

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 02:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... the potential to act as a lightning rod for growing anti-US feeling. Roos said the US government and military would “provide full, complete and unequivocal cooperation to the Japanese authorities ...

  7. News - China - JAPAN

    Hundreds in Tokyo rally against China

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 05:09pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... sent surveillance ships into waters near the islands. The disputed islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, have long been a lightning rod for simmering Chinese resentment toward ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan protests another US troop-related assault

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 01:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... island chain. Crimes committed by servicemen – including the gang rape of a 12-year-old girl in 1995 – have tended to act as lightning rods for protestors who want their bases shut. Roos ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    U.S. envoy promises support in Okinawa rape case

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... presence. Ambassador John Roos sought swiftly to reassure people on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa that he shared their anger over an incident that has the potential to act as a lightning ...



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