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More governments advising citizens to leave Tokyo

Australia advised its citizens in Japan on Wednesday to consider leaving Tokyo and earthquake-affected areas, joining a growing number of governments and businesses telling their people it may be safer elsewhere.


Japan central bank injects funds as stocks plunge

Japan's central bank injected a record 7 trillion yen ($85.5 billion) into money markets and the Tokyo stock market nosedived Monday on the first business day since an earthquake and tsunami devastated the country's northeast and raised dire worries about the economy.


U.S. airlines halt most service in Japan after quake

U.S. airlines halt most service in Japan after quake

U.S. airlines canceled most of their flights to and from Japan on Friday, although limited service remained after the country suffered a major earthquake that hobbled operations at Tokyo's main international airport at Narita.


Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits northern Japan

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits northern Japan

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has hit northern Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo and prompting the country's meteorological agency to issue a tsunami alert for the northeastern coast. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but officials are still assessing the situation.


Japan rallies against China over disputed islands

Thousands of protesters marched through Tokyo on Saturday to demonstrate against what they called China's invasion of disputed islands that both countries claim.


Japanese Premier Rejects China’s Demand for Apology

Prime Minister Naoto Kan rejected China’s demand that Tokyo apologize for the arrest of a Chinese trawler captain.


Satoshi Kon dies at 47; Japanese anime director

Critically acclaimed animation director Satoshi Kon, creator of "Millennium Actress," "Paprika" and " Tokyo Godfathers," died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday in Tokyo.


All Nippon Expects Rebound in Asia Travel

All Nippon Airways is getting set to enhance its international flight operations in anticipation of a rebound in demand for travel in Asia, by taking advantage of its Star Alliance partnerships, recent open skies agreements, and new slots at Tokyo's Haneda airport.


New machine turns office waste into toilet paper

Tokyo-based Nakabayashi offers everything from bookbinding services, child car seats and office products. But the newest (and certainly coolest) product of the 2,000-man company is an in-office machine, which turns used copier paper into toilet rolls, right there in the office.


Cargo plane crash lands, catches fire in Japan

Cargo plane crash lands, catches fire in Japan

A FedEx airplane ran off a runway at Tokyo's Narita airport in Japan and burst into flames Monday, an airport official confirmed.


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