Jul 12th, 2012
TOKYO – Floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains Thursday left at least 15 dead and 11 missing in southern Japan.
Local officials, the damage is concentrated in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Oita, located on the island of Kyushu. Most victims are in their seventies and eighties.
Homes were destroyed and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from an area threatened by swollen rivers and mudslides.
Jul 1st, 2012
TOKYO – On Sunday the Kansai Electric Power Company reported the restart of reactor number 3 of the Ohi Nuclear Power Station in western Japan, for the first time since the accident at Fukushima in March 2011.
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced June 16 the government’s decision to reactivate two reactors at the Central Ohio, saying it is an economic necessity. He cited the risk of power shortages...
May 30th, 2012
TOKYO (Reuters) – Olympus, destabilized by an accounting fraud estimated at $ 1.7 billion (1.36 billion), plans to eliminate 2,500 jobs and sell a participation in Sony or Panasonic to consolidate its finances, reported Japanese media on Wednesday.
The specialist Japanese cameras and medical equipment just to restore the situation after the accounting fraud scandal unveiled last year by Michael Woodford when...
May 9th, 2012
TOKYO – The Japanese government has earmarked 1,000 billion yen (9.7 billion euros, 12.5 billion euros) to the operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant ravaged by a tsunami last year and placing it temporarily under the control of the state.
These measures have been taken as part of a restructuring plan approved Wednesday. In return, the operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has appointed a new...
Mar 17th, 2012
Toronto – Fans of Apple products lined up again in Canada, the United States and eight other countries yesterday morning, where the new iPad tablet was offered.
The third version of the tablet was put on sale at 8 am local time, in some countries. Twenty-five other countries will have to wait another week.
The iPad the cheapest sells for $ 519 in Canada, while the more expensive version, which can access...
Mar 14th, 2012
TOKYO – A strong earthquake struck northern Japan on Wednesday night, causing a tsunami warning along the Pacific coast.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake was 6.8, with a tsunami of about 50cm announced on the central island of Hokkaido, the Pacific coast and the prefectures of Aomori and Iwate.
The epicenter was 235km south of Kushiro, on Hokkaido Island, 26km deep.
The earthquake was not felt...
Mar 2nd, 2012
TOKYO (Reuters) – Nissan Motor plans to revive the brand Datsun to sell cheap cars in emerging markets from 2014, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday.
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance, has already spoken in the past the high potential of the Datsun brand, under which most cars and Nissan pickup trucks were sold outside of Japan until 1981.
Despite its abandonment decided there are more than 30...
Feb 11th, 2012
TOKYO – On Saturday The Japanese Emperor Akihito was admitted to the hospital of Tokyo University for examination, reported the agency Imperial.
An official of the agency reported that the emperor has not been rushed to hospital. According to Japanese news agency Kyodo, these examinations of coronary arteries. Aged 78 years, the emperor ascended the throne in 1989 has experienced in recent years various...