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Japan anime giant Takahata dead at 82

TOKYO: Oscar-nominated Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, who co-founded Studio Ghibli and was best known for his work “Grave of the Fireflies”, has died aged 82, the studio said on Friday. The winner of many awards domestically and internationally, Takahata was considered one of the greats of Japanese animated film and is often linked with [...] The post Japan anime giant Takahata dead at 82 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netApr 6th, 2018

Japan anime giant Isao Takahata, 82

TOKYO — Oscar-nominated Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, who cofounded Studio Ghibli and was best known for his work Grave of the Fireflies, has died aged 82, the studio said on Friday. The winner of many awards domestically and internationally, Takahata was considered one of the greats of Japanese animated film and is often linked […] The post Japan anime giant Isao Takahata, 82 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial shrine on World War Two anniversary

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Wednesday, the anniversary of Japan’s World War Two surrender, but did not visit in person. Past visits by Japanese leaders to Yasukuni have outraged China and South Korea because the shrine honors 14 Japanese wartime […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Japan’s Abe avoids controversial shrine on war anniversary

Tokyo, Japan --- Japan's Prime Minister offered a ritual cash donation to a controversial Tokyo war shrine on Wednesday but did not visit in person, as the country marks the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II. Shinzo Abe sent an aide to Yasukuni Shrine, once again staying away from a site that honors Japan's war dead, including convicted war criminals. Visits by Abe and other senior Japanese politicians have angered China and other Asian neighbors, and the Prime Minister's decision to stay away comes as he works to improve ties with Beijing. Yasukuni honors some 2.5 million people, mostly Japanese, who perished in the country's wars since the late 19th century. I...Keep on reading: Japan’s Abe avoids controversial shrine on war anniversary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

22 dead in Italy motorway bridge collapse tragedy

GENOA, Italy (3rd UPDATE) – At least 22 people were killed on Tuesday, August 14, when a giant motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa, with several more feared dead in what Italy's transport minister described as an "immense tragedy." The collapse, which saw a vast stretch of the A10 freeway tumble on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Nintendo first-quarter profits up 44% to $275 million on Switch sales

TOKYO, Japan – Nintendo said Tuesday, July 31, its quarterly net profit jumped 43.9% year-on-year to $275 million, driven by the global popularity of its Switch console and game titles. The Kyoto-based game giant reported net profit for the 3 months to June of 30.6 billion yen ($275 million), with operating ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Sony profits rise on the back of PS4 game sales, Spotify shares

TOKYO, Japan – Sony on Tuesday, July 31, raised its full-year profit and sales forecasts after reporting a near-threefold increase in first-quarter profit, as its recovery continues under a new CEO. The electronics and entertainment giant now forecasts 500 billion yen ($4.5 billion) in net profit for the fiscal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

The dead do not always die

YOKOHAMA---The media here have been dominated by two stories: the intense, record-breaking rainfall that has caused massive destruction and loss of life in western, southern and central Japan; and the execution by hanging of the founder of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, Shoko Asahara, otherwise known as Chizuo Matsumoto. Six other members of the group were hanged as well. Six more remain on death row while six others are serving life sentences. The beliefs of Aum Shinrikyo, which means "supreme truth", is a syncretic assemblage of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, with apocalyptic Christian prophecies worked into the mix. The cult was founded in the 1980s and was proven to be behind the deadly 199...Keep on reading: The dead do not always die.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Death Toll Up to 83, Dozens Missing as Torrential Rain Pummels Japan

Death toll has risen to 83 after record torrential rain pummeled wide swathes of Japan since Thursday, triggering landslides and flooding, local media reported on Sunday. According to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, 83 people have been confirmed dead, six people sustained serious injuries and the safety of at least 57 people are unaccounted for. Of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

No Pinoy fatalities in Japan

THE Consulate General in Osaka yesterday said it has received no reports so far of Filipino fatalities in the areas affected by the massive floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfalls in Japan’s western region over the weekend, leaving some 100 people dead and dozens others missing. The Philippines extended….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

At least 100 dead in record rainfall – BBC News

At least 100 people are thought to have died after record rainfall caused flooding and landslides in western Japan, a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

TOKYO, Japan (UPDATED) – Nissan admitted on Monday, July 9, that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately "altered," dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant's efforts to recover trust after an inspection scandal last year. The company did not say how many cars were affected by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

44 dead as record rains devastate parts of Japan

HIROSHIMA, Japan – The toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose Sunday, July 8 to at least 44, officials said, with authorities issuing new warnings as torrential downpours continued. Local media put the toll at 50, with dozens more missing and the number of fatalities ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Two dead, including policeman, in rare Japan violent crime

Two people including a policeman were killed Tuesday, officials said, when a man stabbed the officer, seized his gun and shot a security guard dead in a rare violent crime in Japan. Source link link: Two dead, including policeman, in rare Japan violent crime.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Soccer fans bond by singing ‘One Piece’ anime opening song

Soccer fans went home smiling as they sang the opening theme for popular anime "One Piece" after the Japan-Senegal match. A curious and heartwarming exchange of culture happened after the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Japan and Senegal on June 24. Despite the scores being tied at 2-2, several fans happily exited the stadium singing the opening song "We Are!" from the popular series "One Piece." Twitter user John Sulo (@JohnSulo) tweeted a video clip of this extraordinary moment on June 25. The video has since gained over 3 million views as of this writing. In the video, Sulo could be heard and seen singing the anime song with Japanese soccer fans. Fists high in the air, ...Keep on reading: Soccer fans bond by singing ‘One Piece’ anime opening song.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Two dead as strong quake shakes Japan’s Osaka

TOKYO, Japan — At least two people, including a child, were killed on Monday, after a strong quake rocked the second city of Osaka during the morning rush hour, Japan’s government said. Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga confirmed the deaths of a child and a man, and said a third person was also feared dead in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Child and two men dead and hundreds injured – BBC News

A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

2 dead as strong quake shakes Japan’s Osaka

TOKYO: At least two people, including a child, were killed on Monday, after a strong quake rocked the second city of Osaka during the morning rush hour, Japan’s government said. Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga confirmed the deaths of a child and a man, and said a third person was also feared dead in the [...] The post 2 dead as strong quake shakes Japan’s Osaka appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

LOOK: 2 feared dead after quake hits Osaka in Japan

TOKYO, Japan --- A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, and at least two people were feared dead. Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said two people were found with no vital signs and 41 others had been injured. Japanese media reported one of the likely victims is a 9-year-old girl at a school. Japanese authorities don't confirm death until after an examination at a hospital. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck shortly after 8 a.m. north of Osaka at a depth of about 13 kilometers, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The initial strength of the quake was measured at 5.9. Th...Keep on reading: LOOK: 2 feared dead after quake hits Osaka in Japan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018


’Dead’ husband returns after Japan police send wrong body

TOKYO (AP) --- A Japanese wife has told police the body she thought was of her missing husband belonged to a stranger after her spouse turned up alive a year later. Tokyo police acknowledged Wednesday that the body found in a river in eastern Tokyo in June 2017 was of another man reported missing at around the same time. Police apologized for the mix-up and said the remains would be returned to the right family. Police initially believed the body was of a man in his early 40s reported missing by his family three days earlier, and handed it over to them after positive identification by the wife and two relatives. The body was then cremated by the family. The family earlier th...Keep on reading: 
’Dead’ husband returns after Japan police send wrong body.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Swimmer faces sharks, massive garbage patch on record Pacific crossing

CHOSHI, Japan – Having once vowed never to attempt such madness again, Ben Lecomte is set to take on giant waves, sharks and a pile of floating garbage the size of Texas in a perilous quest to swim across the Pacific Ocean. Faced with an epic 9,000-kilometer adventure, his bid to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018