Elaine Lies

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12 Sep 2018 | 6:58 PM

Disaster risks make 2020 planning 'more complex' - IOC's Coates

TOKYO (Reuters) - Planning for the Tokyo 2020 Games has been made harder because of the high disaster risks in Japan, a reality hammered home by a deadly typhoon and earthquake just last week, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and top Tokyo planner John Coates said on Wednesday.

4 Sep 2018 | 8:48 PM

Typhoon slices through western Japan, killing at least six

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and cancelled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday, cutting power, overturning cars and killing at least six people.

7 Aug 2018 | 5:52 PM

'Makes me shake with rage' - Japan probe shows university cut women's test scores

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese medical school deliberately cut women's entrance test scores for at least a decade, an investigation panel said on Tuesday, calling it a "very serious" instance of discrimination, but school officials denied having known of the manipulations.

25 Jul 2018 | 5:14 PM

Aspiring ninjas besiege Japanese city with job inquiries

TOKYO (Reuters) - A city in Japan has been bombarded with inquiries from aspiring ninjas, the country's famed feudal mercenaries and spies, after a news report on city tourist promotions was mistaken for a "ninjas wanted" advertisement.

23 Jul 2018 | 3:42 PM

Japanese heat wave pushes temperature to record

TOKYO (Reuters) - The temperature rose to a record 41.1 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) in a city northwest of Tokyo on Monday, as a heat wave in Japan that has killed at least 23 people and sent thousands to hospital showed no sign of significant easing.

6 Jul 2018 | 5:50 PM

Japan executes leader, six followers, of sarin attack doomesday cult

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan executed on Friday the former leader of a doomsday cult and six other members of the group that carried out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and shattering the country's myth of public safety.

6 Jul 2018 | 4:59 PM

Hundreds of thousands evacuated in Japan as 'historic' rain falls; four dead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people across a wide swathe of western and central Japan were evacuated from their homes on Friday as torrential rain flooded rivers and set off landslides, killing at least four people.

6 Jul 2018 | 3:06 PM

Japan death row executions - hangings secretive, backed by public

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Friday executed the leader and six members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult that carried out a deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people.

27 Jun 2018 | 12:19 PM

Japan probe arrives at asteroid after nearly four-year space odyssey

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe named after a falcon arrived at an asteroid 300 million kilometres from Earth on Wednesday after a three-and-a half year journey on a mission to seek the origins of life.

21 Jun 2018 | 8:57 PM

Pro-smoking Japanese lawmaker apologises for heckling cancer patient

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese member of parliament apologised on Thursday for jeering a lung cancer patient testifying about the dangers of secondhand smoke, saying he had spoken out to prevent discrimination against smokers.