Japan investigators probe conflicting reports on fiery Tokyo crash

Japanese investigators on Wednesday probed a near-catastrophic collision at Tokyo's Haneda Airport between a coast guard plane and a passenger jet, with conflicting reports about what instructions air traffic control gave

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Japan quake toll rises to 62 as weather hampers rescuers

Japanese rescuers scrambled to search for survivors Wednesday as authorities warned of landslides and heavy rain after a powerful earthquake that killed at least 62 people

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5 dead in Japan plane collision

Five people aboard a Japan coast guard aircraft died today when it hit a Japan Airlines passenger plane on the ground in a fiery collision at Tokyo's Haneda airport

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Japan Airlines plane on fire on runway at Tokyo's Haneda airport

A Japan Airlines aircraft was engulfed in flames at Tokyo's Haneda airport today after a possible collision with a Coast Guard aircraft, with the airline saying that all 379 passengers and crew had been evacuated

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Japan quake death toll rises to 48: official

At least 48 people are confirmed dead following a major earthquake in Japan, a local official said

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Race against time after deadly Japan quake

Japanese rescuers battled against the clock and powerful aftershocks Tuesday to find survivors of a major earthquake that struck on New Year's Day, killing at least six people and leaving a trail of destruction

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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Japan, tsunami warning issued

5-metre tsunami waves believed to be reaching Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture

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World's biggest nuclear plant in Japan to resume path towards restart

Japan's nuclear power regulator on Wednesday lifted an operational ban it imposed on Tokyo Electric Power's massive Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power plant two years ago, clearing the path for it to resume a process towards a restart

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Japan space agency hit with cyberattack

Japan's space agency was hit with a cyberattack but the information the hackers accessed did not include anything important for rocket and satellite operations, a spokesperson said on Wednesday

Japan court says gender change sterilisation rule unconstitutional

Japan's top court said on Wednesday that requiring transgender people to be sterilised in order to change their legal gender was unconstitutional

One in 10 Japanese are older than 80: government data

More than 10 percent of Japanese people have crossed 80 years or older for the first time, new official data showed, as the nation faces a rapidly greying population

Japan launches 'Moon Sniper' mission

Japan's "Moon Sniper" mission blasted off Thursday as the country's space programme looks to bounce back from a string of recent mishaps, weeks after India's historic lunar triumph

Japan city to use robots to tackle school truancy

A Japanese city plans to use robots to enable pupils to attend classes virtually, as truancy rates surge due to anxiety and bullying, officials said yesterday.

Toyota to halt operations at all Japan assembly plants due to system failure

Toyota Motor Corp will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants in Japan from Tuesday afternoon due to a malfunction with its production system, it said, likely bringing domestic output to a standstill for the world's top automaker

China halts all Japanese seafood imports over 'selfish' Fukushima release

Chinese customs on Thursday suspended imports of all "aquatic products" from Japan over the release of wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean

Japan releases Fukushima water into the ocean, prompting criticism, seafood bans

Japan on Thursday started releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, a polarising move that drew fresh and fierce criticism from China as being "selfish and irresponsible"

Japan marks 78th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui called out the nuclear deterrence policy of G7 leaders as "folly" at the memorial ceremony of the atomic bombing that was also attended by Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

Typhoon Khanun kills one, knocks out power to one-third of Japan's Okinawa homes

High winds hit power lines in Japan's popular tourist destination Okinawa, knocking out electricity to more than 200,000 households on Wednesday morning, as powerful and slow-moving typhoon Khanun neared the country's southwestern islands

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