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Ahead of Japan elections, Abe's party takes lead in opinion polls

Nov 24, 2014

Ahead of Japan elections, Abe's party takes lead in opinion polls

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released on Monday ahead of Japan's general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs down to his economic blitz. #Tokyo #Prime Minister #NewsTracker #Democratic Party of Japan #Liberal Democratic Party #Shinzo Abe #Abenomics #Japan general elections #LDP #DPJ
Japan's power failure Bid to forge national grid stumbles

Oct 22, 2014

Japan's power failure Bid to forge national grid stumbles

TOKYO (Reuters) - After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices. But a first crucial phase of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan - to set up a national grid company to allow new suppliers to sell electricity to the residential sector - has been watered down so much that even people directly involved in creating or running the body say it will not have enough power to succeed #facebook #United States #Tokyo #Japan #Technology #France #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Typhoon Vongfong slams into Japan, one person missing

Oct 13, 2014

Typhoon Vongfong slams into Japan, one person missing

Powerful typhoon Vongfong slammed into Japan on Monday morning, with at least one person missing. #World #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #Typhoon #cyclone #Storm #hurricane #VongFong
Japan volcano eruption: Rescue operations suspended, 31 bodies found so far

Sep 29, 2014

Japan volcano eruption: Rescue operations suspended, 31 bodies found so far

Japan's soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday. #World #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #Volcano #Rescue #Disaster #Lava #calamity #Volcanic eruption #Mount Ontake #Kiso
Japan volcano eruption: More than 30 feared dead, over 40 injured

Sep 28, 2014

Japan volcano eruption: More than 30 feared dead, over 40 injured

More than 30 people were feared dead on Sunday near the peak of the Japan volcano that erupted a day earlier. #World #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #Volcano #death toll #Disaster #tragedy #calamity #eruption #Mount Ontake #Mount Unzen