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Japan, Russia and Turkey have warned the United States about potential retaliation for its tariffs on steel and aluminum, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday, bringing the total U.S. tariff bill to around $3.5 billion annually.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level for Mount Shirane volcano near Gunma and Nagano prefectures from Level 1 to Level 2 on Sunday, April 22, 2018, restricting access to the crater. JMA said volcanic earthquakes at the Yugama crater have been…… Read more »
At least five people were injured after a shallow M5.8 earthquake hit Japan’s Honshu island at 16:32 UTC on April 8, 2018 (01:32 JST, April 9). JMA is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting this quake as M5.6 and EMSC as M5.7. The epicenter…… Read more »
by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com,
‘Mrs. F.’ was 84 years old the first time she ever went to prison.
Her crime? Petty shoplifting. She stole rice, strawberries, and cold medicine.
She served her time. Got released. Then shoplifted again so that she’d go back to prison.
She’s now 89 years old serving out another 2 ½ year sentence, not too far away from where I am right now, at a women’s prison about 60 miles outside of Tokyo.
She’s not the only one.
One in five female prisoners in Japan is senior, almost all of whom have been convicted of petty crimes like shoplifting.
This is no accident. Elderly women in Japan are economically vulnerable. (more…)
Japanese Shinmoedake volcano in Kyushu started erupting again around 02:00 UTC on March 1, 2018 (11:00 local time). After six years of quiescence, this volcano roared back to life on September 7, 2017, coating nearby cities and towns with a thin layer of ash. The…… Read more »
The government of Japan decided to grant a multi-million support to four projects in the environment and humanitarian areas in Iran from the place of its supplementary budget in 2017 fiscal year.
According to the report of Japan embassy in Tehran, one million dollars is granted within the framework of the UNDP to revive Orumiyeh Lake through participation of local societies and by implementation of sustainable agriculture and protection of biodiversity.
An aggregate amount of $1.3 million has been allocated within the framework of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as humanitarian aid and support for Afghan refugees in Iran
In 2011, a massive tsunami hit the Japanese coast, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in damage and thousands of casualties. Almost everyone was completely taken by surprise by the onslaught. Someone who wasn’t surprised was Koji Minoura, a Japanese paleontologist who had figured out this was going to happen years in advance. How did […]
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