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Japan’s First PS4 Commercial Is Kind Of Mean Japan’s First PS4 Commercial Is Kind Of Mean

Traditionally, Sony has launched its previous PlayStation consoles in Japan first. You could chalk it up to how Japanese companies tend to the needs of the home market first. That all changed with the PS4 as it launched in the …

Tokyo 5.5 Earthquake Shakes Up Saturday Morning Tokyo 5.5 Earthquake Shakes Up Saturday Morning
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Yahoo News tells us that eastern Japan has felt a strong rumble registering at a 5.5 magnitude early this morning, but thankfully no tsunami threats, serious damage or nuclear damage have been reported. This has been the ninth earthquake this …

Joe Biden Visits China Amid Air Zone Tensions Joe Biden Visits China Amid Air Zone Tensions

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Asia as tensions are escalating between China and Japan over a newly established Chinese air defense identification zone in the East China Sea. The tensions center around the tiny Senkaku Islands (known as …

Obama Urges Airlines To Obey China’s Rules Obama Urges Airlines To Obey China’s Rules
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The New York Times reports that the Obama administration has asked that American commercial airlines obey the wishes of China and submit notification of flights into their airspace in advance. The move comes as the United States finds itself drawn …

U.S. B-52′s Enter Airspace Claimed by China U.S. B-52′s Enter Airspace Claimed by China

Two unarmed U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers entered a Chinese air defense zone on Monday, defying China’s expanding claim over an island chain in the East China Sea. The flight occurred without incident, and the Pentagon declared on Tuesday that …

China Witnessed B-52s Entering Defense Zone China Witnessed B-52s Entering Defense Zone
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On Tuesday, two U.S. B-52 bombers flew over the East China Sea as part of a previously planned training exercise; however, no notification was given to Beijing. In the past, the lack of notification may not have raised any eyebrows. …

Mount Etna Erupts, Peppers Towns with Ash Mount Etna Erupts, Peppers Towns with Ash

Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna, erupted Saturday, showering pyroclastic detritus on towns around the mountain’s slopes and the nearby comune of Taormina. The eruption didn’t call for any evacuations, though an area highway was shut down for 30 minutes, …

Caroline Kennedy On Familiar Ground In Japan Caroline Kennedy On Familiar Ground In Japan

A week before the 50th anniversary of her father’s death, Caroline Kennedy entered the country she studied and began to admire many years ago: Japan. Kennedy was sworn in as the US Ambassador to Japan on November 12, 2013, making …

New Japanese Island Appears After Volcanic Eruption New Japanese Island Appears After Volcanic Eruption
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Fortunately for residents of Japan and the rest of the world, the smoke and ashes rising from the floor of the Pacific Ocean approximately 620 miles south of Tokyo on Wednesday were not the signs of Godzilla or any other …

Keanu Reeves’ ’47 Ronin’ Based on True Story Keanu Reeves’ ’47 Ronin’ Based on True Story
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According to director Carl Rinsch, Keanu Reeves’ upcoming film “47 Ronin” is based on a true Japanese story. Rinsch describes the film, which opens on December 25 in the US, as a story where people “share this journey to reclaim …

Pinterest Japan Launches with New Features Tailored to Japanese Users Pinterest Japan Launches with New Features Tailored to Japanese Users

As Pinterest’s value continues to rise, the company is slowly expanding their presence internationally – launching specific versions of the site that are targeted toward users in various countries. First it was the U.K., then France and Italy. Now Pinterest …

Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific …

Japan Earthquake Triggers Tsunamis Japan Earthquake Triggers Tsunamis
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An earthquake hit off the coast of Honshu, Japan, on October 25, 2013, measuring a magnitude of 7.1 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports. According to local Tokyo time, the earthquake hit at 2:10 a.m. and produced tsunamis at four …

Typhoon Wipha Hits Tokyo, At Least 17 Killed Typhoon Wipha Hits Tokyo, At Least 17 Killed

Typhoon Wipha reached the Tokyo area Wednesday, and at least 17 people have died, with another 50 missing. An official from Oshima, a small island 75 miles south of Tokyo, reported that the majority of the casualties came from flooding …

Typhoon Wipha Approaches Japan and Fukushima Plant Typhoon Wipha Approaches Japan and Fukushima Plant
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This past weekend, Typhoon Wipha was rated as a Category 4 hurricane due to its intense wind-speeds (Anywhere from 130-156 mph). Luckily for Japan and surrounding countries, the typhoon has been downgraded as it approaches the Japanese coastline. Current estimates …

Airbus Lands Historic Deal with Japan Airlines Airbus Lands Historic Deal with Japan Airlines

Boeing found itself losing its essential monopoly on the Japanese aerospace market Monday morning as Japan Airlines (JAL) signed a deal with Airbus worth $294.5 billion. The deal is for 31 wide-body A350 jets, with the future option to purchase …

Typhoon Fitow Pummels China’s Coast Typhoon Fitow Pummels China’s Coast

The east coast of China sustained the ravages of Typhoon Fitow, having been warned of the impending storm Sunday by the National Meteorological Centre in a red alert (the highest level). The typhoon is expected to weaken quickly as it …

Caroline Kennedy: Humbled To Carry On JFK’s Legacy Caroline Kennedy: Humbled To Carry On JFK’s Legacy

Caroline Kennedy has been nominated by President Obama to serve as the US Ambassador to Japan. Caroline is the former First Daughter of former President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Bouvier Kennedy. At 55 years old, she is …

5.3-Magnitude Earthquake near Fukushima 5.3-Magnitude Earthquake near Fukushima

An earthquake that registered as a 5.3-magnitude on the Richter scale was detected at 17:25 GMT today, according to a statement made by the United States Geological Service (USGS). Currently the ‘USGS’ and organizations like the ‘Japan Meteorological Society’ and …

Japan Typhoon Man-Yi Surfaces, Endangering Fukushima Japan Typhoon Man-Yi Surfaces, Endangering Fukushima
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Typhoon Man-Yi has hit southern Japan causing fears that the Fukushima nuclear plant may be impacted. Man-Yi is the 18th typhoon this season, bringing heavy rains and officials are warning citizens in different parts of the country of flooding and …

iPhone 5S, 5C To See September 20 Release Date In Japan iPhone 5S, 5C To See September 20 Release Date In Japan

Apple has partnered with NTT DOCOMO to offer the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C in Japan on the DOCOMO network starting on Friday, September 20th. “NTT DOCOMO has built an impressive network, the largest in the nation with over …