TOKYO (AP) — A team of Japanese geologists says a seismic fault running underneath a nuclear plant in western Japan is likely to be active, which could force the scrapping of one of its two reactors. The five-member panel commissioned by the Nuclear Regulation Authority announced Monday that the structure underneath the Tsuruga plant showed...
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck between Guam and Japan. The early Wednesday earthquake was centered 155 miles southwest of Hagatna, Guam and 289 miles southwest of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The epicenter had a depth of more than 6 miles. There...
BEIJING (AP) — Wu Qingjun is no dissident. In fact, this activist’s pet issue — China’s claim over a set of islands controlled by Japan — aligns him squarely with Beijing’s government. But that didn’t stop authorities from sending four agents to tail him. As Beijing continues a tense war of words with Tokyo over...
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese journalist has been killed in Syria while covering the civil war there, Japan’s government said Tuesday. Mika Yamamoto, a veteran war correspondent with The Japan Press, an independent TV news provider that specializes in conflict zone coverage, was killed Monday in the northwestern city of Aleppo, said Masaru Sato, a...
TOKYO (AP) — When Tokyo’s nationalist governor suggested buying uninhabited islands at the center of a long-simmering dispute with China, Beijing immediately denounced him and even Japan’s government played down the plan, fearing an international firestorm. Now activists on both sides have put the islands front-and-center in one of the biggest territorial flare-ups between the...
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