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2012-11-19 18:20:02

Aichi, Nov 20, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS) at Toyohashi University of Technology, The Irago Conference held last week (15 -16 November) in Aichi, Japan aimed to enhance mutual understanding between scientists, engineers and policy makers. Over 180 participants tackled topics ranging from energy and natural resources to public health and disaster prevention. The 360-degree outlook of the conference impressed...

2006-01-12 21:23:12

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan issued avalanche warnings on Friday as temperatures were forecast to rise in areas buried under a record snowfall that has been blamed for killing more than 80 people and injuring nearly 2,000, many of them elderly. Eighty-two people have already been killed in snow-related incidents over the past few weeks, Kyodo news agency reported. Public broadcaster NHK put the injury toll at about 1,900. About 80 percent of those who have died were over the age of 60,...

2006-01-08 01:50:00

TOKYO -- Troops and volunteers in Japan shoveled snow from roads and roofs on Sunday as the death toll from the country's heaviest snowfall on record rose to more than 60. Teams of troops tried to clear snow that had piled up to more than three meters in some of the worst-hit areas of Niigata prefecture and to re-open blocked roads in Nagano prefecture. Both areas are northwest of Tokyo. At least 63 people have died and over 1,000 injured since the unusually heavy snowfall began last month,...