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Tokyo to host 2020 Summer Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stepped in personally to convince the international community that Fukushima nuclear disaster won't happen again to get the final nod for Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Tokyo, which hosted…

Japan unveils High-Speed Bullet Train

Japan recently unveiled its new ‘magnetically levitated’ bullet train, designed to travel at a speed of up to 500 kilometers per hour. The train was put on an outdoor test track in Yamanashi region of central Japan. Interestingly, the train…

Yahoo Japan suspects 22 million IDs stolen

About 22 million user IDs may have been stolen during an unauthorized attempt to access the administrative system of its Yahoo! Japan portal – suspects Yahoo Japan Corporation. They are not confirmed but doubt it seeing the volume of…

7.3 Quake hits Japan, Tsunami Alert Issued

TNI Bureau: A powerful earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale, hit Japan's northeast coast today. A tsunami alert has been issued in the region. Tsunami is expected to hit Iwate Coast at around 5:40 PM. Miyagi Pefecture, which…

Sony to cut 2,000 Jobs in Japan

TNI Bureau: Sony Corp announced that it will cut jobs of around 2,000 staff at its headquarters in Japan. Recently the company revealed this plan providing new details of a previously announced plan to trim its global headcount by 10,000 by…

Japan marks 67th Anniversary of Nuclear Attack

By Himanshu Guru: Japan marks the 67th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima in an annual ceremony with a gathering of around 50 thousand people today at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, the epicenter of the big…
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