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2008-07-25 09:00:47

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, July 25 Kyodo - The number of injured in the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that jolted northeastern Japan on Thursday had reached 200 in eight prefectures as of 5 p.m.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.