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M 7.8 Earthquake Hits Tokyo; Aftershocks Felt in Nepal and India Update

M 7.8 Earthquake Hits Tokyo; Aftershocks Felt in Nepal and India Update

Minutes ago, reports of another earthquake striking Japan have been received. The quake with magnitude 6.4 occurred near Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan at 18:49:07.80 UTC on May 30, 2015. Advisories have been issued to expect more aftershocks following this earthquake. These are secondary shockwaves that are usually less violent than the main quake. However, they […]

Earthquake Hits Japan 5.2M, 97 More World-Wide

Earthquake Hits Japan 5.2M, 97 More World-Wide

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake with a depth of 24 km. hit Naze, Kagoshima, Japan. The earthquake hit at 13:28 p.m., Friday May 22 at 13:28 p.m. UTC. There have not been any reports from the public. 11 hours ago, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake with a depth of 14 km, hit Napa, California. 2,813 people reported […]

Earthquake Galore: Nepal and Japan Both Hit in the Last 24 Hours

Earthquake Galore: Nepal and Japan Both Hit in the Last 24 Hours

Less than a month after the devastating earthquake measuring 7.8 took more than 8,000 lives, another earthquake struck Nepal. The 7.3 quake had its  epicenter near Mount Everest and the aftershocks were felt all over north and east India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Tibet too. On the same day as Nepal, Japan was also hit by an earthquake […]

Fitch Rating Downgrade for Japan While PM Visits U.S. About Bullet Trains

Fitch Rating Downgrade for Japan While PM Visits U.S. About Bullet Trains

On Monday, Japan’s Fitch Rating dropped coinciding with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States. This drop in the county’s Fitch Rating reflects domestic concerns about a growing debt and choices to delay increasing sales tax. This week Abe will be meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss changes to the two nations’ […]

Shinzo Abe’s Foreign Policy Making Neighbors Unhappy

Shinzo Abe’s Foreign Policy Making Neighbors Unhappy

Most people will remember Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy of “proactive pacifism” as he attends the Bandung Conference in Indonesia this week. Leaders from 80 Asian and African countries will be there to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the conference where world leaders first opposed colonialism in 1955, during the height of the Cold War. […]

Proposed 21st Century Great Wall of Japan Vital for Survival

Proposed 21st Century Great Wall of Japan Vital for Survival

The proposed great wall of Japan could be considered extremely vital for the survival of the most technologically advanced country in the world in the 21st century and its citizens. After the severe devastation of Japan’s coast line due to the massive tsunami in 2011, there have been various steps taken by the Japanese authorities […]

Kaseasbeh Death Propels Jordan to Revenge

Kaseasbeh Death Propels Jordan to Revenge

Hours after the video of Kaseasbeh’s death was put up by Islamic State, or IS, Jordan sped up the two IS captive’s death sentence to immediately. One of the prisoners executed was supposed to be traded for the late pilot, Muath al-Kaseasbeh. A week after the proposed trade, IS refused to to prove that Kaseasbeh was still […]

Goto Will Not Be Forgotten

Goto Will Not Be Forgotten

Kenji Goto’s passing shocked the world. A journalist described as a ‘hero’ for all of the things he has reported. Goto did not just die, he was executed by Islamic state, or IS for short. Goto will not be forgotten because his legacy will live on. Goto went to Syria to save his assistant, Haruna […]

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