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  • Strong earthquake rattles western Honshu; shinkansen train services disrupted October 21, 2016
    A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook parts of western Honshu on Friday, but no tsunami warning was issued. The Meteorological Agency said the earthquake occurred at 2:10 p.m. in Tottori Prefecture, about 700 km (430 miles) west of Tokyo, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) underground. The agency said […] The post Strong earthquake rattl […]
  • New ministry panel to look into tech hurdles for online distribution of real-time TV programs October 21, 2016
    The communications ministry will set up an expert committee to discuss how to resolve technological challenges blocking the start of real-time distribution of television programs in Japan via the internet. The envisaged committee will be placed under the Information and Communications Council, which advises the communications minister. It is expected to rele […]
  • NPO offers online Japanese-language classes for resident children from abroad October 21, 2016
    A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization will begin offering online Japanese-language classes this month to children from abroad who need help to keep up in class at Japanese elementary and junior high schools. Youth Support Center’s YSC Global School in Fussa, western Tokyo, is set to offer instruction provided by language education experts via personal compute […]
  • Scientists stumped by find at Okinawa castle of Roman, Ottoman coins dating centuries apart October 21, 2016
    When he was shown the 10 tiny, tarnished discs that had sat unnoticed in storage for 2½ years at a dig on Okinawa, the archaeologist eyes lit up. He had been to archaeological sites in Italy and Egypt, and recognized the “little round things” as old coins, including a few likely dating to the Roman […] The post Scientists stumped by find at Okinawa castle of […]
    Mari Yamaguchi
  • 2017 gubernatorial elections may pose snag to Abe’s reactor restart quest October 21, 2016
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ambition to restart the country’s fleet of nuclear reactors may face further challenges from regional elections. The victory of an anti-nuclear gubernatorial candidate in Niigata on Sunday, following a similar win in Kagoshima earlier this year, is complicating the efforts of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to revive Japan’s r […]
    Stephen Stapczynski
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