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#Japan

# japan - July July 2022

Japan mourns as funeral for former PM Abe held in Tokyo
# Funeral
# Funeral

Japan mourns as funeral for former PM Abe held in Tokyo

Jul 12th 2022, 7:50 AM 8,510 Views 1 Comment

Abe was shot at close range on Friday while giving a campaign speech in the city of Nara.

Shinzo Abe's party wins key 'supermajority' in Japanese elections
# Japan
# Japan

Shinzo Abe's party wins key 'supermajority' in Japanese elections

Jul 11th 2022, 9:27 AM 9,446 Views 0 Comments

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito are now part of what is now a two-thirds supermajority willing to amend the country’s pacifist constitution.

Japan holds election in shadow of Shinzo Abe assassination
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Japan holds election in shadow of Shinzo Abe assassination

Jul 10th 2022, 9:32 AM 10,704 Views 1 Comment

Current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida insisted the shock killing would not halt the democratic process.

Japanese police admit security flaws as body of former PM Shinzo Abe arrives home in Tokyo
# Assassination
# Assassination

Japanese police admit security flaws as body of former PM Shinzo Abe arrives home in Tokyo

Updated Jul 9th 2022, 2:30 PM 22,026 Views 2 Comments

Japan’s former PM was assassinated during a campaign event on Friday.

Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe dies after being shot
# Assassination
# Assassination

Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe dies after being shot

Updated Jul 8th 2022, 2:30 PM 120,715 Views 27 Comments

The 67-year-old was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.

'An attack on democracy itself': World leaders stunned after murder of Shinzo Abe
# Reaction
# Reaction

'An attack on democracy itself': World leaders stunned after murder of Shinzo Abe

Updated Jul 8th 2022, 1:15 PM 23,599 Views 6 Comments

The former leader was attacked at a campaign rally in western Japan.

Japan introduces up to one-year jail time for cyberbullying
# Cyberbullying
# Cyberbullying

Japan introduces up to one-year jail time for cyberbullying

Jul 7th 2022, 10:10 PM 10,889 Views 10 Comments

Hana Kimura’s death in 2020 prompted calls for stronger regulation of online abuse.

Heatwave follows flooding in China as changing weather patterns wreak havoc
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Heatwave follows flooding in China as changing weather patterns wreak havoc

Jul 5th 2022, 11:12 AM 9,505 Views 7 Comments

Troubling weather patterns worldwide have ‘all the hallmarks of climate change’, say scientists.

# japan - This year 2022

Pandemic leaves Japan 'clearly behind' for Rugby World Cup, says coach Jamie Joseph
# Stunted
From The42
# Stunted

Pandemic leaves Japan 'clearly behind' for Rugby World Cup, says coach Jamie Joseph

May 31st 2022, 11:05 AM 4,280 Views 0 Comments

Japan played no games in 2020 because of coronavirus restrictions.

Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan
# US
# US

Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan

May 23rd 2022, 8:57 AM 22,306 Views 37 Comments

A Chinese official referred to the Taiwan issue as a “purely internal affair for China”, in reaction to Biden’s remark.

'I would love to leave Munster with hopefully two trophies' - De Allende
# Final Chapter
From The42
# Final Chapter

'I would love to leave Munster with hopefully two trophies' - De Allende

May 4th 2022, 12:00 PM 19,444 Views 40 Comments

The in-form Springbok centre is leaving at the end of the season.

Japan sightseeing boat accident death toll rises to 11
# Hokkaido Island
# Hokkaido Island

Japan sightseeing boat accident death toll rises to 11

Apr 25th 2022, 9:02 AM 11,981 Views 1 Comment

The Kazu I sent a distress signal on Saturday afternoon in the waters off Japan’s northern Hokkaido island.

10 dead, 16 missing after sightseeing boat sinks off Japanese coast
# Shiretoko Peninsula
# Shiretoko Peninsula

10 dead, 16 missing after sightseeing boat sinks off Japanese coast

Updated Apr 24th 2022, 12:09 PM 30,042 Views 5 Comments

The Kazu I sent a distress signal on Saturday afternoon after it began taking on water off the remote northeastern tip of Japan’s Hokkaido region.

Ireland Women set for their first-ever summer tour in Japan
# Development
From The42
# Development

Ireland Women set for their first-ever summer tour in Japan

Apr 20th 2022, 6:45 AM 2,622 Views 1 Comment

Head coach Greg McWilliams feels the tour will be crucial in developing Ireland’s players.

Tokyo residents warned of potential blackouts as a result of earthquake
# Japan
# Japan

Tokyo residents warned of potential blackouts as a result of earthquake

Mar 22nd 2022, 10:51 AM 9,803 Views 0 Comments

Homeowners and businesses have been asked to conserve power after coal-fired power stations stopped working because of the quake.

Tsunami alert lifted after powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Japan
# Quake
# Quake

Tsunami alert lifted after powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Japan

Updated Mar 16th 2022, 9:55 PM 18,319 Views 10 Comments

The quake was centred off the coast of the Fukushima region at a depth of 60 kilometres.

Japan-US marine combat drills held amid fears over Chinese and Russian activity
# Mount Fuji
# Mount Fuji

Japan-US marine combat drills held amid fears over Chinese and Russian activity

Mar 15th 2022, 1:28 PM 24,064 Views 4 Comments

Training was held near Mount Fuji as the allies strengthen military cooperation.

Arrested rugby star Ferguson details Japan prison nightmare
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Arrested rugby star Ferguson details Japan prison nightmare

Feb 28th 2022, 4:55 PM 13,156 Views 1 Comment

The player was arrested over an alleged assault and possession of illegal drugs in Tokyo last month.

Toyota suspends production at domestic plants after reported cyber attack
# Japan
# Japan

Toyota suspends production at domestic plants after reported cyber attack

Feb 28th 2022, 1:25 PM 21,671 Views 7 Comments

A spokeswoman for Toyota said that the stoppage, which for now will last a day, would affect production of 13,000 vehicles.

Japan agrees US military curbs to tackle 'sharp rise' in Covid cases
# Japan
# Japan

Japan agrees US military curbs to tackle 'sharp rise' in Covid cases

Jan 9th 2022, 8:22 AM 23,289 Views 13 Comments

The spike has been blamed on the US military because the case increases are most pronounced in areas near the bases.

Rare snow in Tokyo forces over one hundred domestic flight cancellations
# Japan
# Japan

Rare snow in Tokyo forces over one hundred domestic flight cancellations

Jan 6th 2022, 11:28 AM 16,410 Views 9 Comments

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a heavy snow alert for the city for the first time since 2018.

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

Jan 5th 2022, 6:38 AM 9,666 Views 14 Comments

The launch followed a speech by Kim Jong Un last week in which he said North Korea would continue to build up its military capabilities.

# japan - Last year 2021

Japan executes three prisoners for first time since 2019
# Death Row
# Death Row

Japan executes three prisoners for first time since 2019

Dec 21st 2021, 7:08 AM 41,509 Views 72 Comments

Japan and the US are the only members of the G7 group of developed countries that still use the death penalty.

Japan shuts borders as world races to stem new Covid variant
# Closed Borders
# Closed Borders

Japan shuts borders as world races to stem new Covid variant

Nov 29th 2021, 6:48 AM 23,500 Views 21 Comments

The Philippines also said it would temporarily suspend plans to allow fully vaccinated tourists.

No joy for O’Brien in Japan Cup as Contrail ends on a high
# Two-length Victor
From The42
# Two-length Victor

No joy for O’Brien in Japan Cup as Contrail ends on a high

Nov 28th 2021, 12:43 PM 2,479 Views 0 Comments

Triple Crown winner now heads to stud.

UN experts arrive in Japan to review plans for release of Fukushima water
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

UN experts arrive in Japan to review plans for release of Fukushima water

Nov 15th 2021, 9:33 AM 14,061 Views 7 Comments

The team will meet with Japanese officials and visit the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Golovkin returning to the ring for middleweight unification bout with Japanese star Murata
# Triple G
From The42
# Triple G

Golovkin returning to the ring for middleweight unification bout with Japanese star Murata

Nov 12th 2021, 11:30 AM 4,513 Views 0 Comments

The fight, scheduled for 29 December, will be the 39-year-old’s first in over a year.

20-metre passes and 50:22 kicks - Keenan is a key influence for Ireland
# Skillset
From The42
# Skillset

20-metre passes and 50:22 kicks - Keenan is a key influence for Ireland

Nov 9th 2021, 7:13 PM 9,413 Views 6 Comments

The Leinster fullback is one of the first names on Andy Farrell’s team sheet.

'We'd love to do it all the time' - Sexton on Ireland's exciting attack against Japan
# Try Time
From The42
# Try Time

'We'd love to do it all the time' - Sexton on Ireland's exciting attack against Japan

Nov 9th 2021, 3:04 PM 3,823 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland captain says that the All Blacks won’t present similar opportunities.

Ireland's offloads, Furlong the playmaker, and 1-3-2-2 attack shape
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland's offloads, Furlong the playmaker, and 1-3-2-2 attack shape

Nov 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,050 Views 12 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side scored nine tries as they dismantled Japan in Dublin.

Paul McGrath, a samurai sword, and standing ovations - Sexton's special day
# 100
From The42
# 100

Paul McGrath, a samurai sword, and standing ovations - Sexton's special day

Updated Nov 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 45,209 Views 41 Comments

The 36-year-old Ireland captain enjoyed a perfect day.

Clean bill of health for Ireland as Farrell weighs up All Blacks selection
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

Clean bill of health for Ireland as Farrell weighs up All Blacks selection

Nov 6th 2021, 7:55 PM 9,468 Views 19 Comments

Ireland will bring some momentum into next weekend’s clash in Dublin.

Ireland obliterate Japan with slick performance as Sexton marks 100th in style
# Hammering
From The42
# Hammering

Ireland obliterate Japan with slick performance as Sexton marks 100th in style

Nov 6th 2021, 2:55 PM 54,299 Views 90 Comments

Ireland’s attack was superb as forwards and backs linked for some stunning scores.

Ireland's 'new breed' set for entertaining contest with inventive Japan
# Ball In Hand
From The42
# Ball In Hand

Ireland's 'new breed' set for entertaining contest with inventive Japan

Nov 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 6,355 Views 5 Comments

Paul O’Connell is excited about the skill levels of Ireland’s players.

'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'

Nov 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 36,783 Views 4 Comments

Irishman Mark Egan had great success as a rugby player in Japan and now works for the JRFU.

Ireland's XV includes 12 players who came through the Leinster academy
# Production Line
From The42
# Production Line

Ireland's XV includes 12 players who came through the Leinster academy

Nov 5th 2021, 12:53 PM 12,250 Views 20 Comments

The three other starters are natives of New Zealand.

Dynamic, quick, skillful - Ireland's forward pack looks finely balanced
# Up Front
From The42
# Up Front

Dynamic, quick, skillful - Ireland's forward pack looks finely balanced

Updated Nov 5th 2021, 8:32 AM 19,945 Views 32 Comments

Andy Farrell is excited about what his ‘brilliant pack’ can do against Japan.

Japan learning to live with great expectations and the pressure of being marked men
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Japan learning to live with great expectations and the pressure of being marked men

Nov 5th 2021, 6:45 AM 3,314 Views 3 Comments

The Brave Blossoms take on Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Uncapped hooker Sheehan 'hits the ground running' to earn shot against Japan
# Dan The Man
From The42
# Dan The Man

Uncapped hooker Sheehan 'hits the ground running' to earn shot against Japan

Nov 4th 2021, 4:27 PM 8,983 Views 5 Comments

The Leinster hooker is set for his Ireland debut off the bench on Saturday.

Japan recall Kotaro Matsushima for Saturday's Test at the Aviva
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Japan recall Kotaro Matsushima for Saturday's Test at the Aviva

Nov 4th 2021, 3:34 PM 4,240 Views 2 Comments

Yu Tamura also named in Brave Blossoms side to face Ireland in the first Test of the November series.