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Japan warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan warned on Friday that a volcano in southern Japan located roughly 64 km (40 miles) from a nuclear plant was showing signs of increased activity that could possibly lead to a small-scale eruption and warned people to stay away from the summit. The warning comes nearly a month after another volcano, Mt Ontake, erupted suddenly when crowded with hikers, killing 57 people in ...(10/24/2014 12:58:49 AM)
Japan to get 18th Super Rugby team in 2016 - SANZAR
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japan has beaten out Singapore as the preferred host for the 18th team in the expanded Super Rugby competition, governing body SANZAR said on Friday. The southern hemisphere provincial competition will increase from 15 to 18 teams in 2016, with one team from South Africa and another from Argentina already awarded places. Japan and Singapore were vying against each other for ...(10/24/2014 5:09:49 AM)
Japan's party animals closer to dancing the night away
By Chris Meyers TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved changes on Friday to a 66-year-old law that bans late-night dancing in clubs, a decision that will help businesses cash in on an expected influx of tourists ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Dancing at public venues is illegal in Japan and is only permitted until midnight under a special license, in a holdover from a 1948 law to stamp ...(10/24/2014 9:22:07 AM)
Japan to become 18th team in 2016 Super Rugby
Japan has beaten Singapore as the preferred candidate for Super Rugby's 18th team when the competition expands in 2016, organisers said Friday. A franchise from Japan will join the Kings from South Africa's Eastern Cape and a team based in Argentina when Super Rugby expands from its current 15 teams to 18 in 2016. International Rugby Board chief Brett Gosper said earlier this year that he wanted ...(10/24/2014 5:30:09 AM)
Rugby-Japan to get 18th Super Rugby team in 2016 - SANZAR
* Japan beats Singapore to host 18th Super Rugby team * SANZAR confirms decision after executive meeting * Singapore hopeful of hosting some games (Adds more quotes, details) SYDNEY, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Japan has beaten out Singapore as the preferred host for the 18th team in the expanded Super Rugby competition, governing body SANZAR said on Friday. Japan and Singapore were vying against each ...(10/24/2014 3:34:25 AM)
Japan minister in S&M bar scandal hit by fresh allegations
Japan's industry minister was under renewed pressure on Friday over his stake in the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that he oversees, just a day after admitting his underlings had spent office cash at a sex bar. Japan's usually staid political scene has been left reeling from the S&M club scandal and the resignations of two other newly appointed cabinet ministers who quit this week in ...(10/24/2014 6:12:52 AM)
Japan preferred for Super expansion, says NZRU
Japan is the preferred option over Singapore to expand the Super Rugby competition in 2016, New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) chief executive Steve Tew said Friday. Tew was responding to a statement reportedly put out by backers of the Singapore bid, the Asia Pacific Dragons, conceding they had lost the chance of a place in the southern hemisphere competition. "The best way to explain this is that ...(10/23/2014 11:09:51 PM)
Japan facing ban from international basketball
Japan is facing a potential ban from basketball's world governing body FIBA over a failure to merge its two top leagues. FIBA has said it will suspend the Japan Basketball Association if its mandate of a merger between the two leagues is not met by the end of October. The ban would prevent all of Japan's national teams from taking part in international competitions, including the Olympics. JBA ...(10/24/2014 4:11:31 AM)
Japan to launch a new commercial jet
Japan is set to make its mark in the skies with its first new commercial jet in more than 50 years, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ.(10/25/2014 4:17:57 AM)
Japan coal power plant export push hits U.S. resistance
* Japan pushing to triple infrastructure exports by 2020 * Says its coal technology much cleaner than many alternatives TOKYO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The United States has challenged the Japanese government over moves to ramp up exports of coal-fired power technology and to offer cheap loans to lure buyers, according to a U.S. Japan's shipments of the equipment soared to nearly $8 billion last year ...(10/23/2014 12:13:47 AM)
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