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TOKYO  | Japan to cancel evacuation drills for NKorean missile threat

TOKYO  — Japan plans to suspend the civilian evacuation drills it started last year while North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands. Nine drills to prepare residents in Japan for possible missile attacks were to be held later this year. The Cabinet Secretariat in charge of crisis management said Thursday the … Continue reading TOKYO  | Japan to cancel evacuation drills for NKorean missile threat

TOKYO | Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

TOKYO — Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday as concern fades over the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Uncertainty remains, but the original tariff threats made earlier in the week were not followed by material action. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.8 percent to 22,734.28, but South Korea’s Kospi edged … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Dr. Christopher A. Ford To Visit Seoul and Tokyo

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Dr. Christopher A. Ford will lead a United States delegation to Seoul and Tokyo, June 18 to 20, to convey the Administration’s Iran policy, including with regard to the re-imposition of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran. The … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Dr. Christopher A. Ford To Visit Seoul and Tokyo

TOKYO | Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

TOKYO (AP) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city of commerce, killing three people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early Monday damaged buildings and left … Continue reading TOKYO | Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

TOKYO | The Latest: More than 210 injured in Osaka-area earthquake

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Japan (all times local): 3 p.m. Authorities in western Japan say the number of people treated for injuries suffered in a strong earthquake Monday morning now exceeds 210. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake near the major city of Osaka killed three people, toppled concrete walls and store … Continue reading TOKYO | The Latest: More than 210 injured in Osaka-area earthquake

TOKYO | The Latest: More than 90 injured in Osaka-area earthquake

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Japan (all times local): 1 p.m. Japanese disaster authorities say more than 90 people were injured in the strong earthquake in Osaka on Monday morning. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the city of Osaka and the surrounding area about 8 a.m. (2300 GMT Sunday). The Fire … Continue reading TOKYO | The Latest: More than 90 injured in Osaka-area earthquake

TOKYO | The Latest: 3 confirmed dead in western Japan earthquake

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Japan (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80s have been killed by a strong earthquake in the western Japan metropolis of Osaka. The Osaka prefectural government reported two deaths, and an Ibaraki city official confirmed a third. The magnitude … Continue reading TOKYO | The Latest: 3 confirmed dead in western Japan earthquake

TOKYO 3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring dozens. The Osaka prefectural government’s disaster management department said two people were found dead, while the Ibaraki city official confirmed a third victim. The Fire … Continue reading TOKYO 3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western Japan