4 August 2020, Tuesday | 10:05am


Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits southern Japan

TOKYO: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit southern Japan Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but Japanese authorities said there was no tsunami threat.

Car ploughs into young children in Japan, leaving several injured

TOKYO: A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan’s Shiga region on Wednesday leaving at least four of them critically injured, police and reports said.

Japan bans coach for bullying athletes

TOKYO: The Japan Fencing Association said on Thursday it has banned Ukrainian coach Alexander Gorbachuk from all fencing activities for one month after he was found to have bullied athletes during the Epee World Cup in Buenos Aires last month.

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

TOKYO: With flowers, silent prayers and tearful tributes, Japan Monday marked the eighth anniversary of a crippling earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left some 18,500 people dead or missing.

Japan survive scare, Qatar get welcome win at Asian Cup

AL-AIN (UAE): Yuya Osako’s quickfire double spared Japan’s blushes against lowly Turkmenistan at the Asian Cup yesterday, as 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar briefly lifted the clouds of the Gulf crisis with a 2-0 win over Lebanon.

Japanese magazine sorry for women’s university ‘sex list’

TOKYO (AFP): A Japanese tabloid magazine apologised on Tuesday for an article ranking women’s universities by how easy it is to convince students to have sex at drinking parties.

Tears as Japan emperor gives last New Year’s address

TOKYO: Japan’s Emperor Akihito delivered his final New Year’s address Wednesday before his abdication later this year, telling tens of thousands of well-wishers that he was praying for peace.

Girl recounts terrifying road rage that left her parents dead

YOKOHAMA--A 17-year-old girl called for a harsh punishment as she recounted in court details of a road-rage incident last year that left her parents dead.

Japan woman held over keeping baby body in locker 'for years'

TOKYO: Tokyo police said Tuesday they had arrested a 49-year-old woman suspected of dumping a stillborn baby’s body in a coin locker, amid reports she had moved the corpse around for as long as five years.

Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

TOKYO: Japan scrambled Wednesday to evacuate passengers trapped at a major airport when a tanker slammed into its only access bridge during the most powerful typhoon to hit the country for 25 years.