The latest satellite imagery captures the rapidly widening oil spill around the site of stricken Japanese bulk carrier, the Wakashio, on the pristine coral reefs of the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius.
By Nishan Degnarain, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 11 Aug 2020 23:15:01 -0400.
In a race against tides and time, workers pumped tons of fuel on Tuesday from a Japanese bulk carrier ship grounded in the shallow waters of Mauritius to try to prevent a renewed oil spill from further fouling the island's ...
New Zealand Herald. Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:40:36 +1200.
TOKYO (AP) - Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp.'s said Tuesday that its profit rose 12% in April-June from a year earlier as its investments added to its coffers, including sales of its shares in U.S. carrier T-Mobile. ...
Yuri Kageyama. Washington Times. Tue, 11 Aug 2020 03:52:36 -0400.
MITO, Japan (AP) - The number of coronavirus cases topped 20 million on Tuesday, more than half of them from the U.S., India and Brazil. ...
Elaine Kurtenbach and Mark Stevenson. Washington Times. Tue, 11 Aug 2020 02:02:09 -0400.
The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) has revealed plans to build a Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) base, as well as a training site for US carrier-based aircraft ...
Janes 360. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:56:29 Z.
For years, Yeom Chan-soon was haunted by the cracking sound of a leather belt eating into the flesh of a fellow Korean mine worker being punished for trying to escape from forced labor in Japan. ...
Yahoo. Sun, 09 Aug 2020 22:23:41 -0400.
A Japanese-owned bulk carrier ran aground near the Indian Ocean island in late July, with nearly 4,000 tons of fuel oil and 200 tons of diesel on board. And now its hull has cracked.
Elian Peltier. New York Times. Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:14:09 +0000.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty rode the endorsement for President Trump to victory Thursday in a hotly contested Republican Senate primary in Tennessee.
Frank Miles. Fox News. Fri, 07 Aug 2020 02:14:54 GMT.
Nearly 10 years after the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power, radiation levels have fallen to safe levels in all but the waters closest to the shuttered power plant. ...
Science Daily. Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:36:10 EDT.
The 20-year-old's gamble shook baseball last year. Now he's faced with an unexpected twist -- he gets to pitch, but doesn't know when he'll get to see his family again.
ESPN. Thu, 6 Aug 2020 12:01:35 EST.
No casualties, destruction or tsunami threat were reported
Tass. Thu, 30 Jul 2020 04:24:16 +0300.
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Facts About Japan
Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a
constitutional monarchy. Its capital city is Tokyo; its second
largest city is Osaka. Japan's national currency is the Yen.
In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is
the primary language spoken in Japan.
For more news and information about Japan, visit this official
Japanese government website. For detailed maps of Japan, visit
this Japan map website.
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map of Japan.