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Light plane crashes into Tokyo residential area, killing 3

The five-seater plane crashed at around 11:00 am (0200 GMT) shortly after it departed from Tokyo’s Chofu airport


Strong quake rattles Tokyo area, no reports of damage or injury

The quake was centered in the northern part of Saitama Prefecture, a state northwest of Tokyo, and 50 kilometers below ground level.


Tsunami advisory lifted after quake off northeast Japan

The quake’s epicenter was at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6 miles).


The Fifth Metro: Clean it like Tokyo

In Japan, waste is not seen as dirty or disgusting. In the 1960s and 1970s, Tokyo’s government raised
the status of its waste collectors.


Japanese PM urges Beijing and Tokyo to make ‘quiet efforts’ to ease tensions

Abe has regularly called for talks with China’s President Xi Jinping – most recently in July – but has been rebuffed by Beijing.


Policing the capital from tents, porta cabins

The 75,000-strong Delhi Police is the largest metropolitan police force in the world.


From the Discomfort Zone: Japanese miniaturisation = human cocooning

High awareness of hygiene and sanitary conditions is another aspect that makes Japanese design so clean.


PM opens new TCS training initiative in Japan

TCSJ will initially house more than 4,000 employees in Japan and a dedicated centre located in Pune, India.


Tropical storm Neoguri hits Japanese islands

Kyushu’s Fukuoka prefecture issued warnings for strong winds, high tides and heavy rains.


Japan PM Shinzo Abe backs “womenomics” to improve Japan’s workforce

The advancement of women will allow the whole of Japan to discover new values and become a more dynamic society: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe


World meets in Tokyo on Afghan future ahead of run-off vote

The first-round election last month was hailed a success, with 7 million Afghans voting.

Tokyo jolted by 6.0 magnitude earthquake; leaving few injured

It was the strongest quake felt in the Tokyo since the aftershocks of a magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.


Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

The dispute over the islands, called Senkaku by Japan and Diaoyu by China, has badly strained relations between the two Asian powers.

Bitcoin bourse disappears in blow to virtual currency

Mt Gox officials did not answer the telephone or respond to email requests for information.

It is the army’s responsibility to protect the people for a peaceful and happy new year, the report said.

China ‘expels’ foreign military planes from airspace

The US, Japan and South Korea did not recognise the ADIZ and flew their military planes through the zone monitored by China’s Air Force.