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2011-03-17 00:00:00

TOKYO, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- K.K. Kyodo News has opened a page on Facebook to send out information in English on the latest developments in disaster-stricken Japan to the rest of the world. The M9.0 temblor that struck the Tohoku region on Japan's northeastern Pacific coast on March 11 violently rocked some parts to the intensity of 7 on the Japanese seismic scale of 10, triggering massive tsunami as high as 10 meters. As of midnight March 16, a National Police Agency tally...

2010-09-08 04:36:00

TOKYO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Kyodo News has launched a fully redesigned website for its English-language service as part of efforts to strengthen its multilingual and multimedia services. The new site is more user-friendly with such tools as News Reader, which enables users to read the latest headlines in registered news categories, and Read It Later, which allows users to save stories for future reading. It also carries bigger photos with a slideshow function. The new site offers a...

2009-10-09 00:59:00

TOKYO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- "Kyodo News" is now available for iPhone and iPod touch. Daily Japanese news is available not only in the Japanese language but also in English for the international market. The Japanese and English versions are both priced at US$2.99 for a 3-month subscription in iTunes App Store of Apple Inc. The news is distributed to iPhone/iPod touch through "Kijizo" which is a solution for news reader (client) and news distribution (server) developed by EAST Co., Ltd....

2009-06-22 00:38:07

Japanese business sentiment improved from April to June on signs of rising foreign demand but was still in negative territory, the government said Monday. The index measuring business conditions at companies capitalized at 1 billion yen ($10.4 million) or more stood at minus-22.4 in the April-June quarter, or better than the record low of minus-51.3 in the January-March quarter, said a report by the Cabinet Office and the Finance Ministry, Kyodo news reported. It was the sixth straight...

2009-05-01 11:44:52

The jobless rate in Japan in March rose to 4.8 percent, a four-year high, the government said Friday. Statistics for March were the latest available. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Japan's unemployment rate rose by a higher-than-expected 0.4 percentage point from February, the highest since March 1967, Kyodo reported. The average rate for the year through March 31 was equal to the rate in fiscal 2006, government officials said. March jobless rolls swelled 1.06...

2008-11-12 21:00:06

Earth will be home to 9.2 billion people by 2050, a report issued Wednesday by the United Nations projects. There are an estimated 6.7 billion people now. The U.N. Population Fund's ''State of World Population Report 2008'' urges approaching population-related problems such as reproductive health and social inequality from a cultural prospective, Kyodo news service in Japan reported. The report lists China as the world's most populated country in 2008 with 1.3 billion, followed by India...

2008-10-10 06:00:20

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Oct. 10 Kyodo - Japan thinks that the removal of North Korea from the US list of terror-sponsoring nations is unlikely to occur at present, Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura said Friday. "At least at this present moment, we think that the situation does not seem to immediately lead to the removal from the list of terrorism-sponsoring nations," he said, following a US report that the United States seems poised to...

2008-10-09 12:00:22

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo - N Korea bans IAEA inspectors from all Yongbyon nuclear facilities Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 1311 9 Oct 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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