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2006-02-07 00:48:06

TOKYO (Reuters) - The wife of the second son of Japanese Emperor Akihito is pregnant with her third child, Japanese media said on Tuesday, as the country debates whether to allow women to inherit the imperial throne. Public broadcaster NHK said the Imperial Household Agency was set to announce Princess Kiko's pregnancy, but officials at the agency said there were no such plans at the moment and they could not confirm the pregnancy.

2006-02-02 23:49:21

TOKYO (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 jolted the Tohoku region of northern Japan on Friday, shaking buildings in Tokyo. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued, public broadcaster NHK said. The focus of the quake at 11:37 p.m. EST was 19 miles below the seabed off the Pacific coast.

2005-10-19 07:59:48

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 jolted eastern Japan on Wednesday and was felt in Tokyo, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The quake, at around 8:44 p.m., shook buildings in the Japanese capital, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. Runways at Tokyo's Narita international airport were closed for checks right after the quake but soon reopened, while service on some train lines was briefly halted....

2005-10-19 06:57:21

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 jolted eastern Japan on Wednesday and was felt in Tokyo, but no tsunami warning was issued, NHK national television said. The quake, at 8:40 p.m. (1140 GMT), shook buildings in Tokyo, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

2005-10-16 03:04:53

TOKYO (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake jolted Tokyo and its vicinity on Sunday afternoon, causing buildings in the capital to shake, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and was centred in southern Ibaraki prefecture, north of Tokyo. The earthquake's focus was 40 km (25 miles) underground. The quake set off alarms in convenience stores and left displays of...

2005-09-11 11:10:28

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's long-ruling party won a stunning landslide victory in Sunday's general election, Japanese media said, giving the U.S. ally a broad mandate to press on with market-friendly reforms. The Liberal Democratic Party, which has been governing in coalition, was assured of winning at least 276 seats in the 480-seat chamber, projections by public broadcaster NHK showed. That was up from 249 seats before the...

2005-09-11 07:53:48

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Sept 11 - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's long-ruling party won a landslide victory in Sunday's election for parliament's lower house, TV exit polls showed, a stunning win that will tighten the U.S. ally's grip on power and give him a broad mandate for market-friendly reform. An exit poll by public broadcaster NHK showed the Liberal Democratic Party, which has been governing in coalition, would win between 285 and 325 seats in the 480-seat chamber....

2005-09-07 04:33:54

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Nabi faded into a tropical storm and headed out to sea on Wednesday after killing at least 15 people in southwestern Japan. Eleven people were missing and 119 were injured after Nabi drenched parts of Japan's third-biggest island with more than 1,000 mm (40 inches) of rain, triggering floods and landslides, public broadcaster NHK said. Four people were also missing in South Korea. Television pictures showed rescue workers and military...

2005-09-06 04:55:00

TOKYO -- A powerful typhoon pummeled southwestern Japan with torrential rain and high winds on Tuesday, causing floods and landslides, paralysing transport and prompting officials to tell more than 100,000 people to flee their homes. One man was killed, 17 people were missing and 45 others injured, public broadcaster NHK reported. A 75-year-old man died when his house was crushed by a landslide in Miyazaki on the southwestern main island of Kyushu, NHK said. At about 2 p.m. (0500 GMT), the...

2005-08-20 21:42:04

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 jolted northern Japan on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK said. The quake occurred at 11:29. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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