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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2005-09-06 04:55:00

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.

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.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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