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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 and landslides due to heavy rain. Rescuers were unable to reach people in some of the areas hit by torrential …

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Typhoon Wipha Approaches Japan and Fukushima Plant

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 say that Typhoon Wipha will reach Tokyo during the Wednesday morning rush-hour. A spokesman for the Japan Meteorological Agency has …

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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 25 more at the same price. The deal comes as a huge blow to Boeing, having dominated the market in …

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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 makes its way northwest. Above is some raw footage of the typhoon. Thousands of citizens were evacuated, according to Xinhua …

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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 the only living child of the famous couple. As she awaits confirmation from the Senate, she said that she would …

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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 the analysts at ‘The Weather Channel’ aren’t in complete agreement as to the size of the quake – both of …

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Japan Typhoon Man-Yi Surfaces, Endangering Fukushima

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 very strong winds. Central Japan Railway Co. temporarily suspended their bullet-train services near Tokyo as the vicious typhoon quickly approached …

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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 60 million customers,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “We’ve enjoyed tremendous success with iPhone in Japan, in fact it’s the …

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First Talking Robot In Space Sends Earth A Message

Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the moon will forever be taught in history books around the world. Will history be as kind to the first talking robot in space? You may recall that the University of Tokyo and Toyota sent a robot named Kirobo into space earlier this year to live on the International Space Station. He speaks fluent …

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Hyao Miyazaki: Celebrated Filmaker Retires, Ends Era

Celebrated manga artist and Anime icon Hyao Miyazaki announced his retirement Saturday, just after the release of his last film, “The Wind Rises”. Koji Hoshino, the head of Mr. Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli, announced the news Sunday at the Venice Film Festival, where “The Wind Rises” received its international premiere and is screening in competition, Variety reported. Mr. Miyazaki is …

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Fukushima Radiation Spikes 1700%, Media Frenzy Ensues

A CNN report is bound to get those Geiger counters ticking: the Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has announced that a single drop of contaminated water escaped the holding tanks today, accounting for a massive spike in radiation levels. TEPCO is unworried about the issue, and has pledged to “find out the cause of this issue and make proper …

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Japanese Developer Makes A Light Gun Game With A Bow

Man, Duck Hunt was the best. The original NES title was my first introduction to the light gun genre of shooters and it still remains one of the best. The genre has mostly faded away over the past few decades, but one developer is bringing it back… kind of. Masasuke Yasumoto, a student at the Tokyo University of Technology, has …

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