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Visitors, like bees, flock to see the world's largest flower bloom in Tokyo

Jul 27, 2015

Visitors, like bees, flock to see the world's largest flower bloom in Tokyo

People admire a giant Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum) at the Jindai botanical gardens in Tokyo after the flower started to bloom on 21 July. The Indonesian plant has the world's largest blossom, standing 1.9 metres in height and smelling like decaying flesh to attract beetles. #Tokyo #PhotosOfTheDay #World's Largest Flower #Titan Arum
Japan PM Abe's support rate plummets after defence bills pass lower house | Reuters

Jul 19, 2015

Japan PM Abe's support rate plummets after defence bills pass lower house | Reuters

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support rate fell nearly 10 points to 37.7 percent in a poll released on Saturday, the first since his ruling bloc pushed forward legislation marking a dramatic shift in the nation's post-war defence policy. The approval of the security bills by the lower house of parliament sparked large protests from voters worried the changes violate the pacifist constitution and could entangle Japan in a U.S.-led war. The legislation will now be deliberated in the upper house. #India #Tokyo #Technology #markets #opinion
World's oldest man dies at 112 in Japan

Jul 07, 2015

World's oldest man dies at 112 in Japan

The world's oldest man, Sakari Momoi, has died in Japan at the ripe old age of 112, an official said on Tuesday. #World #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #world-record #Worlds oldest man
Japan: Two people feared dead as man sets himself on fire aboard Tokyo train

Jul 01, 2015

Japan: Two people feared dead as man sets himself on fire aboard Tokyo train

Two people were feared dead and two others seriously injured after a man apparently set himself on fire aboard a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan on Tuesday. #World #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #Fire #Transport #Suicide Attempt
Bird lovers rejoice! Tokyo cafe lets you pet, take photos with owls

Jun 17, 2015

Bird lovers rejoice! Tokyo cafe lets you pet, take photos with owls

Ikefukorou Cafe in Tokyo is popular not just for serving scrumptious food and drinks, but also for being a petting zoo. #BuzzPatrol #Tokyo #Shareworthy #owl cafe #Ikefukorou Cafe #bird lovers #owl lovers #owl owners
Manila, Tokyo to start talks on letting Japan use Philippine military bases| Reuters

Jun 05, 2015

Manila, Tokyo to start talks on letting Japan use Philippine military bases| Reuters

TOKYO The Philippines and Japan are to start talks on allowing Japanese military aircraft and naval vessels to use bases in the Philippines for refueling and picking up supplies, enabling them to extend their patrol range deep into the South China Sea, Philippine President Benigno Aquino said. "We will be starting discussion on this," Aquino said at a press conference in Tokyo on Friday during a state visit to Japan. Japan is considering joint air patrols with the United States in the South China Sea, sources told Reuters in April, in response to China's increasingly assertive push for influence as it builds air strips and other man-made islands in the disputed waters #Economy #India #Tokyo #Japan #science #Health #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Japan: Strong earthquake hits Tokyo, no damages or casualties reported so far

May 25, 2015

Japan: Strong earthquake hits Tokyo, no damages or casualties reported so far

A strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs on Monday, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 5.6. #World #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #Tsunami #earthquake #Disaster #Tremor #temblor
Run! Zombies invade Tokyo Park for lurch of the living dead

May 19, 2015

Run! Zombies invade Tokyo Park for lurch of the living dead

The living dead stalked Tokyo Saturday as some 100 zombie fans lurched around a city park for an annual gathering in grisly makeup. #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #Zombies #weird #WaitWhat #walk of the living dead
6.8 magnitude strong earthquake hits Japan but officials say no tsunami risk

May 13, 2015

6.8 magnitude strong earthquake hits Japan but officials say no tsunami risk

A strong earthquake hit Japan on Wednesday in the same region devastated by a major quake and tsunami in 2011. Authorities said there was no risk of tsunami. #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #earthquake #Japan Earthquake #Meteorological Agency
Woman gives birth to baby girl mid-air on Air Canada flight to Tokyo

May 11, 2015

Woman gives birth to baby girl mid-air on Air Canada flight to Tokyo

A Canadian woman gave birth aboard a plane to Tokyo after going into labour over the Pacific Ocean, a spokesman for Air Canada said Monday, an event the baby's father described as "completely unexpected". #Tokyo #Air Canada #birth