World Russia Japan Vladimir Putin Shinzo Abe Russia wants to strike a deal with Japan to build a 28-mile bridge between the two countries that could link Moscow to Tokyo by land and rail. The project has repeatedly come up in discussions between officials from the two countries. During Russian President Vladimir Putin’s previous term, the Kremlin greatly intensified its outreach to the world’s third biggest economy. Putin reignited speculation about the long-rumored project last year, when he announced that a land link between Russia and Japan would have “planetary” significance. A train guard checks his watch ahead of departure as he leans out of a window on a Shinkansen bullet train at Tokyo Train Station on May 02, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. As currently planned, the bridge would link the Russian island of Sakhalin with Japan’s northernmost major island of Hokkaido. Carl Court/Getty Images Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful … [Read more...] about Russia Wants to Build a Rail Bridge to Japan, Linking Tokyo to Europe
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World The remaining members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult have been executed in Japan, 23 years since they helped launch a sarin attack on the Tokyo subway system. The six men were all hanged Thursday, the Japan Times reported. Seven other cult members, including leader Shoko Asahara, were executed earlier this month. “The pain and anguish of the people who were killed and their families as well as of the survivors left with disabilities, was unimaginable,” Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa told reporters at a press conference. Chemical control unit members emerge from the Kasumigaseki subway station in Tokyo, Japan, on March 20, 1995, while responding to a sarin attack. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That Define Our World Those executed Thursday included members that released the … [Read more...] about Tokyo Sarin Attack: Japan Executes Final Six Members of Doomsday Cult
WorldSuper Typhoon Jebi, a Category 5 storm that’s become the world’s most powerful in 2018, is threatening Japan early next week, with threats to major cities Kyoto, Kobe, and Tokyo.Japan’s main island, Honsho, home to the country’s largest cities, is at risk for up to a foot of rain from Typhoon Jebi, according to the forecast updates. "Rainfall flooding, high winds, battering waves and coastal flooding are expected as Jebi pushes ashore around Tuesday, local time," according to The Weather Channel.Typhoon Jebi’s path and track update suggests the storm will likely aprroach Japan on Monday or early Tuesday next week, but it won’t be at current strength. However, warnings will likely be issued for much of Japan by late this week since Jebi is expected to strike the country at Typhoon strength -- likely category 1 or 2.The latest forecast update for Jebi suggests that typhoon will approach Japan early Tuesday with winds of around 100 … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Jebi Path, Track Update: When Will Typhoon Hit Japan (Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo)?
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc proposed establishing Mekong-Japan Creative Networks to strengthen connections and exchanges between research, creation and start-up centers between Japan and Mekong nations. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo, Japan with the Japanese, Lao, Myanmar and Thai counterparts on October 9, 2018 The PM made that statement while joining the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo, Japan with the Japanese, Lao, Myanmar and Thai counterparts on October 9. Speaking at the summit, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the role and contributions of Mekong-Japan cooperation in the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision and ensuring peace, stability and development in the region. Regarding the cooperative orientations in the next period, the PM proposed some priorities consisting of enhancing transport connections, including Vientiane-Ha Noi expressway, Viet Nam-Cambodia waterway connection and Mekong internal energy connection between … [Read more...] about PM proposes establishing Mekong-Japan Creative Networks
World Japan heatwave Experts have warned that thousands of people could die in a heatwave in Japan which is blistering under record temperatures. The mercury hit a record 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) on Sunday in Kumagaya, north-west of Tokyo, in what was the highest temperature for the country since records began in 1896, and around 12 degrees hotter for this time of year. Koyodo News agency reported that at least 44 people have died since July 9 as the Japanese capital sweltered in 38 C (100 F) heat on Monday, with temperatures in the mid-30s forecast for most of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu islands. Among the dead was a six-year-old boy who collapsed after a field trip. Thousands have also been taken to hospital, Reuters reported with officials saying there had been more than 3,000 emergency calls in 24 hours and more than 12,000 people have been hospitalized from heat-related issues so far in July. Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military … [Read more...] about Japan Heatwave Kills 44 in Just Two Weeks With No Relief In Sight