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Japan: 14,000 birds culled following bird flu outbreak

Tokyo: About 14,000 birds have been culled in the southern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima after an avian influenza outbreak was confirmed, local authorities said on Monday.

Ukraine-born Japanese beauty pageant winner gives up her title over affair with married man

Ukraine-born Japanese beauty pageant winner Karolina Shiino relinquished her title after a tabloid reported her alleged affair with a married man.

One injured in fire near railway station in Tokyo, train services disrupted

Tokyo: A fire broke out in the vicinity of a Japan Railway (JR) station in Tokyo on Sunday, affecting train services on part of the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, with 800 passengers evacuated, according to local media reports.

Japan to release 54,600 tons of Fukushima nuclear wastewater in 2024

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), has announced a plan to release around 54,600 tons of nuclear-contaminated water from the facility into the ocean in fiscal 2024.

Japan earthquake: Oil leakage from Shika nuclear power plant was five times higher

Tokyo/IBNS: The oil leakage due to earthquake from Shika nuclear power plant in Japanese prefecture Kishikawa was five times higher than the initial amount, the plant said as quoted by various media.

5 dead as Japan plane catches fire after collision with coast guard aircraft at Tokyo airport

Tokyo/IBNS: Five people aboard a Japan Coast Guard aircraft died Tuesday when it hit a Japan Airlines passenger plane on the ground resulting in a fiery collision at Tokyo's Haneda airport, media reports said.

US State Department approves potential $59mln sale of missiles to Japan

Washington: The US State Department approved a potential $59 million sale of Sidewinder Missiles to Japan, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement.

Three Japanese ministers tender resignations over funds scandal

Tokyo/UNI: Three Japanese ministers tendered their resignations on Thursday amid an unfolding political funds scandal centering on the largest faction of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), local media reported.

USD 1.5 million ancient Buddha statue stolen from American art gallery

A daring heist was caught on camera recently where an old Japanese Buddha statue, which is worth $1.5 million, was stolen from a Los Angeles art gallery, media reports said.

Japan: IAEA monitoring treated water release from Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan has begun discharging treated radioactive wastewater from the disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into the Pacific Ocean, 12 years on from the major meltdown there, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed on Thursday.

US, Japan, S Korea to confirm commitments to security in Taiwan Strait

Washington: Leaders of the United States, South Korea and Japan, during their trilateral meeting in Camp David on Friday, will confirm their commitments to the security in the Taiwan Strait, a senior US administration official told reporters.

Guterres warns against nuclear catastrophe risk in message to Nagasaki memorial

UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for countries to recommit to eliminating nuclear weapons in his message to mark the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki, observed on Wednesday.

Japan: 260 flights canceled as typhoon Khanun approaches

Tokyo/UNI: At least 264 flights have been canceled in Japan due to the approach of typhoon Khanun, the NHK broadcaster reported on Monday.

Japan on alert: Scorching heat and torrential rain pose threat

Tokyo/IBNS: Japan faced a dual weather crisis on Sunday as scorching temperatures and torrential rain wreaked havoc across the nation, prompting the government to issue heatstroke alerts to tens of millions of people.