A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, and at least two people were feared dead. Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said two people were found with no vital signs and 41 others had been injured. Japanese media reported one of the likely victims is a 9-year-old girl at a school. Japanese authorities don't confirm death until after an examination at a hospital. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck shortly after 8 a.m. north of Osaka at a depth of about 13 kilometers, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The initial strength of the quake was measured at 5.9. The strongest shaking was north of Osaka, the agency said. Top News Photos: Trump Praises Tariffs, Criticizes FBI Evan Vucci/AP The quake knocked over walls, broke windows and set off scattered building fires. It toppled book shelves in homes and scattered goods on the floor of convenience stores and other shops. The morning … [Read more...] about 2 Feared Dead After Earthquake Hits Osaka in Western Japan
A HUGE earthquake has wreaked havoc on Osaka, causing walls to crumble and fires to start across the Japanese port city. Here's everything you need to know about the disaster, the latest to hit the earthquake-prone country. Where is Osaka? The large port city in central Japan is the capital of Osaka prefecture. Located in the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area in the Kansai region of Japan, it is the second largest city in the country by daytime population. According to a 2015 census the city has around 2.6million inhabitants. What magnitude was the earthquake and how many people were killed? The earthquake hit Osaka on the morning of June 18, 2018, with a 6.1 magnitude on Japan's quake scale - a level that makes it difficult to remain standing. Three people were killed in the devastation, and at least 300 people were injured. A nine-year-old girl died when she was knocked down by a concrete wall at her elementary school. A man in his 80s also died when a concrete wall collapsed. … [Read more...] about Japan earthquake – where is Osaka, what magnitude was the quake and how many people were killed?
Aug 29, 11:03 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By AFP News 08/29/19 AT 10:40 PM PreviousNextFifteen-year-old American sensation Coco Gauff set up an eye-catching US Open showdown with defending champion Naomi Osaka while Rafael Nadal's path to the title eased further Thursday as he received a walkover into the third round.Reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, meanwhile, crashed out early in New York for a third year running, blowing a match point in a tense three-set loss to 116th-ranked Taylor Townsend.Gauff, who made a remarkable run to the fourth round at Wimbledon before falling to Halep, defeated Hungarian qualifier Timea Babos 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 to become the youngest player in the last 32 at a US Open since Anna Kournikova in 1996."It has been amazing. I'm just so happy to get through," Gauff said as chants of her name rang out around Louis Armstrong Stadium."I had to dig really deep today. I'm just proud … [Read more...] about Gauff books date with US Open champ Osaka, Nadal gets walkover
Japanese comedy duo 'A Masso' said that Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka needs some bleach. Their comments came during a live event, after which anti-racism activists around the world started criticising them. The duo has since issued a public apology for their comment.During the event, A Masso said that Osaka was "too sunburned." The comment didn't go over well with tennis fans. It was alleged that the Australian Open title holder's brown skin colour was the reason behind such mockery by the Japanese duo.The 21-year-old won her first Pan-Pacific Open title last Sunday in Osaka. She defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final, 6-2, 6-3.Ever since the Japanese duo's remarks came in, they have been thrashed on social media sites. A Masso's management company, Watanabe Entertainment, said that their clients have been seriously warned because of their comments. The female comedy duo reportedly apologised for making comments that could potentially hurt someone. Although they … [Read more...] about Japanese comedians apologise for saying Naomi Osaka needs bleach
PARIS (Reuters) – American 13th seed Madison Keys overcame a second-set wobble to beat Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-1 7-6(7) and reach the last 16 of the French Open for the second time on Friday. A match between two of the biggest hitters on the WTA Tour failed to really catch fire on a cool and half-empty Suzanne Lenglen Court with Keys helped on her way to the first set by a succession of wild errors from Osaka. Keys broke for a 3-1 lead in the second set and looked to be closing in on a straightforward victory when 21st seed Osaka suddenly found her range and levelled the set. Osaka’s mini-revival looked to have fizzled out when she dropped serve with a double-fault at 4-4. Keys squandered a match point in the next game, however, and the 23-year-old U.S. Open runner-up looked increasingly tight as the set moved into a tiebreaker. Osaka led 4-1 but Keys dragged it back to 4-4 with a searing backhand pass but faced a set point at 5-6 and needed some superb defence to fend … [Read more...] about Keys fends off Osaka to reach French Open last 16