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Japan: Thousands protest military legislation changes in Tokyo

Published September 2, 2015 by godshope1971

Published on Aug 30, 2015

Thousands of people gathered outside the National Diet Building in Tokyo, to protest against recent changes in military legislation, Sunday.

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Japan: M5.3 – 213km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan

Published August 29, 2015 by godshope1971

2015-08-28 15:30:59 (UTC)
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213km (132mi) SE of Iwo Jima, Japan
945km (587mi) NNW of Northern Islands Municipality – Mayor’s Office, Northern Mariana Islands
946km (588mi) NNW of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
967km (601mi) NNW of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2, Northern Mariana Islands
1097km (682mi) NNW of Yigo Village, Guam

Japan: Japan nuclear utility says no special precautions over volcano

Published August 19, 2015 by godshope1971

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese utility Kyushu Electric Power said on Monday that it was monitoring activity at a volcano near its Sendai nuclear plant, but did not need to take any special precautions after authorities warned of the risk of a larger-than-usual eruption.

The reactor is the first to be restarted under new safety standards put in place since the meltdowns at Fukushima in 2011.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and much of Japanese industry want reactors to be switched on again to cut fuel bills, but opinion polls show a majority of the public oppose the move after the nuclear crisis triggered by an earthquake and tsunami. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

Japan: Grants Kyrgyzstan biometrics technology

Published August 10, 2015 by godshope1971

Japan is donating about $6 million worth of biometric technology equipment to aid in a biometric registration project for citizens.

A law was passed in Kyrgyzstan last year for a nationwide biometric data registration program.

Included is 3,000 laptops, 3,000 fingerprint scanners, a server and networking equipment.

Vice Prime Minister Tairbek Sarpashev has also indicated that a new elections model utilizing biometric data will be tested across Kyrgyzstan throughout the month of August. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞