All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Tokyo’

Tokyo Earthquake Shakes Things Up

Earthquakes are common in Tokyo, but most of them are not too strong. A level 5 earthquake struck Tokyo early Monday morning, and woke many people from their sleep. The earthquake is the strongest one recorded since the magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that occurred in March 2011 off the northeastern coast that left more than 18,500 people dead or missing. …

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Tokyo Earthquake Doesn’t Cause Much Trouble, Rattles John Mayer

Tokyo earthquakes aren’t all that uncommon. In fact, the entire region is somewhat unstable thanks to the geological makeup of the islands. It’s still unsettling to feel the earth rumble, especially since the wounds from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake still haven’t healed. Reuters is reporting that Tokyo and surrounding regions was hit by an earthquake early Monday morning. The quake …

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Anne Frank Literature: 265 Books Destroyed in Tokyo

Since January, a vandal has been making the rounds, ripping pages out of Anne Frank books in libraries across Tokyo, Japan. Police investigators have counted a total of 265 damaged books. One of the most renowned, historical books of the Holocaust victim includes The Diary of a Young Girl, which details a firsthand account of Anne Frank’s experience. Evidence has …

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Tokyo 5.5 Earthquake Shakes Up Saturday Morning

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 month. Although always frightening, the citizens of Japan are likely breathing a sigh of relief– this earthquake did not cause …

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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 the Diaoyu in China) which are within the new air defense zone. Although Japan has controlled the islands for many …

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New Japanese Island Appears After Volcanic Eruption

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 kaiju rising from the depths of the ocean. Instead of having to face down a terrifying amphibious monster, Japan is …

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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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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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Olympic Wrestling In, Base-/Softball and Squash Out

During this week’s International Olympic Committee meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Olympic wrestling won the privilege to return to the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games as an event. The reprieve comes seven months after the sport was recommended to be dropped from the Games. In the voting round, wrestling assembled 49 votes, baseball-softball claimed 24 and squash garnered 22. Had …

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Host City 2020 Olympics Will Be Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo will be sports fans’ destination for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games. The International Olympic Committee selected Japan’s capital city today, home to over 36,000 people. Tokyo last hosted the games in 1964. This round they used the slogan, “the Olympics will be safe in our hands.” This pitch and Tokyo’s pledge to spend a fraction of what the …

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This Baseball-Playing Robot Is Leading The Charge In Artificial Brain Reearch

Super Baseball 2020 predicted a future where robots and cybernetically enhanced humans competed on the diamond for our enjoyment. Now some research at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo is starting to fulfill part of that prophecy. Wired reports that researchers have built a baseball-playing robot learns more about the game as it plays. In other words, it will miss …

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Sony Mobile Announces 1,000 Layoffs

The late summer layoffs just keep coming. Sure, it was expected that RIM would be laying off many employees, but who saw the gutting of Motorola Mobility coming? Game companies have had it even worse than device manufacturers, though. PopCap apologetically announced layoffs earlier this week, and OnLive’s recent debacle is something to behold. Sony Mobile, Sony’s mobile phone division, …

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