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Three dead, 200 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan's Osaka

2018-06-18 17:07

A powerful earthquake rocks Japan's second city of Osaka, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring more than 200, according to an official tally.

'Dead' husband returns after Japan police send wrong body

2018-06-13 16:19

A Japanese wife has told police that the body she thought was of her missing husband was that of a stranger because the man came home alive a year later

Japan warns US-South Korea drills 'vital'

2018-06-13 08:18

US military drills with South Korea and Washington's troop presence there are "vital" for regional security, Japan has said.

MOBILE CLINIC ROLLS INTO TOWN

2018-06-12 15:00

MZANSI needs more proper TB and HIV/Aids clinics.

Knife attack on Japan bullet train leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt

2018-06-10 11:31

A knife attack on a Japanese bullet express train near Tokyo has left one passenger dead and two others injured.

Unleash the beast: Nissan releases 2018 GT-R Nismo GT3

2018-06-04 09:22

The Nissan GTR is a legendary sports car adored my many throughout the world. The new Nismo version is built for track and speed with over 400kW and hordes of enjoyment.

Honda: Faulty Takata airbag kills 7th person in Malaysia

2018-06-01 13:07

Japanese carmaker Honda says another person has died in Malaysia after a flawed Takata airbag inflator exploded, raising the number of deaths linked to the defect in the Southeast Asian country to seven.

Two premium melons sell for record R366k

2018-05-27 15:28

A single pair of premium melons have fetched a record $29 300 - enough to buy a new car in Japan - where the fruit is regarded as a status symbol.

Why the Japanese are keen on SA

2018-05-20 06:06

Executives from three hundred of Japan’s top companies landed in South Africa two weeks ago in an effort to explore investment opportunities here and, ultimately, in the rest of the continent.

Japan jail escapee nabbed after massive 3-week manhunt

2018-04-30 22:56

Tatsuma Hirao, 27, a "model" inmate who was serving time for multiple thefts, was arrested on a street near Hiroshima railway station in western Japan, a local police spokesperson says.

 

Deadly earthquake shakes Osaka, Japan

2018-06-18 06:50

A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan, and at least three were killed

Nissan expects to raise market share in SA

2018-06-13 14:42

Nissan expects to raise its market share in South Africa to 'more than 15%' by selling fewer bakkies and more passenger cars, according to Peyman Kargar, chairman of Nissan’s operations in Africa, Middle East and India.

Japan PM hails Trump-Kim agreement as 'first step'

2018-06-13 05:16

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed a document signed by North Korea's leader at an unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump as a "first step" towards denuclearisation.

US fighter jet crashes off Japan coast

2018-06-11 06:07

A US F15 fighter jet has crashed off the southern coast of Japan, but the pilot ejected and was rescued by Japanese forces, Tokyo's defence minister has announced.

Recycling plastic - Japan style

2018-06-06 11:05

At a recycling plant outside Tokyo, workers in face masks pick through an unending torrent of plastic rubbish, fuelled by a national obsession with pristine packaging – and famously strict rules that ensure much of it is reclaimed and reused.

Japan mother held for dumping newborn baby's body in locker

2018-06-02 11:18

A Japanese mother who allegedly delivered and killed her newborn baby at a Tokyo cafe before dumping the corpse in a locker has been arrested, police say.

Mazda celebrates 50 million cars built in Japan

2018-05-28 16:05

Mazda has announced that production in Japan reached 50 million units in May 2018, 86 years after producing its first three-wheeled truck.

China, Japan protest US probe into need for auto tariffs

2018-05-24 09:23

China, Japan protest Trump administration probe into need for auto tariffs on national security grounds.

Ramaphosa on charm offensive to reach out to Japanese investors

2018-05-04 19:34

President Cyril Ramaphosa has beennt on a charm offensive at a Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum in Johannesburg on Thursday, saying South Africa and the African continent need investment from developed economies to fully exploit their opportunities.

Outrage as WWII sex slave memorial removed in Manila

2018-04-29 18:50

City authorities say the bronze sculpture of a blindfolded woman, which was on a bayside promenade in the Philippine capital, has been removed to make way for a drainage and footbridge project.

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