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  • Russia and Japan discuss bridge across 28 miles of sea

    09/06/2017 10:17:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    The Times ^ | September 6 2017 | Tom Parfitt
    Russia and Japan discuss bridge across 28 miles of sea Tom Parfitt, Moscow September 6 2017, 5:00pm, The Times Russia and Japan are in “serious discussions” to link the two countries via a bridge that could allow rail travel all the way from London to Tokyo. The proposed 28-mile bridge would join Cape Crillon on the Russian island of Sakhalin to Cape Sōya at the northern tip of Japan’s Hokkaido island. A shorter bridge or tunnel that has been mooted from Khabarovsk region on the Russian mainland to Sakhalin would eventually allow an uninterrupted rail journey of about 6,000 miles...
  • Russia turns iffy on Japan gas future as Abe heads to Moscow

    04/11/2017 5:36:31 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    Bloomberg via Japan Times ^ | 10 April 2017 | Stephen Stapczynski and Elena Mazneva
    Russias Gazprom PJSC isnt confident in Japans future as a growing natural gas user, which may damp prospects of a proposed pipeline between the countries as Premier Shinzo Abe travels to Moscow later this month. [snip] Abe, seeking to deepen economic ties with Russia in an effort to resolve a 70-year-old dispute over islands off Hokkaido, is set to visit Moscow on April 27. Russian gas supplies to Japan, including the possible pipeline between the nations, could be discussed during the visit, Russias Kommersant newspaper reported last month. [snip] Russia has turned to Asia as a growth market for its...
  • Human flesh found inside bear after fatal attacks in Japan

    06/19/2016 9:26:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    ITV Report ^ | 14 June 2016
    Human flesh and hair have been found inside the stomach of a bear thought to have killed at least one person in Japan. Locals have been warned to stay away from the mountainous Akita region after the body of a badly mauled woman was found last week. Last month three men in their sixties and seventies also died in apparent attacks while harvesting bamboo in a mountain forest. Bear attacks on humans in the region are not unusual - but fatal ones are. Local vet Takeshi Komatsu said it was possible the bear may have "got a taste for human...
  • Japan protests after 'Russian' plane enters airspace

    09/16/2015 3:07:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 56 minutes ago 2015-09-16 | AFP
    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan has lodged a protest with Russia after scrambling four jet fighters to intercept a foreign aircraft -- believed to be Russian -- which briefly violated its airspace, officials said Wednesday. The foreign ministry made the protest shortly after the plane entered Japanese airspace off the northernmost main island of Hokkaido, near a disputed island chain, on Tuesday afternoon.
  • "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong Slap To The Face" (From Japan) My Translation

    11/03/2010 7:50:13 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Hokkaido Shimbun, Japan (Original in Japanese, "FReepranslated" ^ | 4 November 2010 | Hokkaido Shimbun (Daily), from Japan
    Japanese news today over here (newspapers above the fold, magazines, non-stop TV networks) are filled to the brim with news of Mr. Obama's humiliating defeat at the hands of the Republicans.Many of this is bringing Japanese up to speed as to how unpopular Mr. Obama really is, as for the last two years by and large they perpetuated the image of him being successful and popular (mostly in order to sell books and English instruction tapes using his speeches). What a rude awakening.Well, my favorite title is from this morning's Hokkaido Shimbun: Essentially: "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong...
  • Mitochondrial DNA analysis of Jomon skeletons from the Funadomari site, Hokkaido...

    01/06/2009 3:07:33 PM PST · by AdmSmith · 26 replies · 1,323+ views
    Am J Phys Anthropol. ^ | 2008 Oct 24. | Adachi N, Shinoda KI, Umetsu K, Matsumura H.
    Ancient DNA recovered from 16 Jomon skeletons excavated from Funadomari site, Hokkaido, Japan was analyzed to elucidate the genealogy of the early settlers of the Japanese archipelago. Both the control and coding regions of their mitochondrial DNA were analyzed in detail, and we could securely assign 14 mtDNAs to relevant haplogroups. Haplogroups D1a, M7a, and N9b were observed in these individuals, and N9b was by far the most predominant. The fact that haplogroups N9b and M7a were observed in Hokkaido Jomons bore out the hypothesis that these haplogroups are the (pre-) Jomon contribution to the modern Japanese mtDNA pool. Moreover,...
  • Northern Japan quake has magnitude 7 - govt agency (more quakes today: Indonesia:6.6, Iran:6)

    09/10/2008 7:19:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 912+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/11/08
    Northern Japan quake has magnitude 7 - govt agency 11 Sep 2008 00:36:51 GMT Source: Reuters TOKYO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - An earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Thursday had a preliminary magnitude of 7, the meteorological agency said on Thursday.
  • [Toyako Summit] Fuji Heavy Shows off Spacious Electric Vehicle

    07/08/2008 10:40:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies · 132+ views
    techon.nikkeibp.co.jp ^ | 08 July 2008 | Susumu Tajima, Senior Editorial Staff
    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd exhibited "Plug-in Stella Concept," a new electric vehicle, at the G8 Hokkaido-Toyako Summit. Fuji Heavy Industries brought five of the vehicles to the site of the summit and showcased them to government officials and journalists from all over the world. The company plans to commercialize an electric car in 2009. The Plug-in Stella Concept is based on "Stella," the company's practical wagon-type kei car. The main characteristic of the vehicle is that it has a secondary battery in the lower part of the vehicle, securing as much interior space as the Stella. The secondary battery...
  • G8 agrees climate change deal to halve emissions

    07/08/2008 2:32:24 AM PDT · by steelyourfaith · 16 replies · 81+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 8, 2008 | Patrick Wintour & Larry Elliot
    In meetings at Hokkaido, Japan, the leaders of the G8 made a breakthrough on climate change when they agreed to adopt a goal of at least halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a draft communique.
  • G8 summit in Japan 'watering down' Tony Blair's Gleneagles aid pledge to Africa

    07/07/2008 8:10:10 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies · 99+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/8/2008 | David Blair in Rusutsu
    Tony Blair's flagship promise of more aid for Africa, secured at the Gleneagles summit three years ago, is being pulled apart as "backsliding" leaders assemble for a G8 meeting in Japan. On the opening day of the gathering on Japan's island of Hokkaido, a draft communiqu prepared for leaders of the world's eight richest nations showed how the pledge which Mr Blair negotiated with such fanfare was being steadily watered down. The central promise made by G8 countries at Gleneagles, as rock concerts and demonstrations took place across the world, was to raise their aid budgets by 25 billion by...
  • Small tsunami waves in Japan's Hokkaido, no damage

    08/01/2007 11:21:33 PM PDT · by bd476 · 1 replies · 234+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 2, 2007
    Small tsunami waves in Japan's Hokkaido, no damage Thu Aug 2, 2007 10:53AM IST TOKYO (Reuters) - Small tsunami waves of up to 30 cm hit the west coast of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Thursday after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 off Russia's Sakhalin island, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury, and only light shaking was detected in some Hokkaido towns. Television cameras trained on the ocean showed no change in sea levels. "We didn't feel the earthquake," Shinkichi Kudo, a spokesman for Wakkanai city...
  • Japan Meteorological Society: 8.1 Earthquake hits northern part of Japan (Tsunami warning issued!)

    11/15/2006 3:43:02 AM PST · by tsmith130 · 252 replies · 11,675+ views
    11/15/2006
    Fox News Alert: Pacific side residents told to get to higher ground.
  • Japan - Tornado kills 9 people in Hokkaido

    11/07/2006 1:42:10 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 607+ views
    SAROMA, Hokkaido -- Nine people died and numerous others were injured here after their neighborhood was hit by a tornado on Tuesday afternoon, a local disaster management body said. At about 1:20 p.m., a tornado hit the eastern Hokkaido town of Saroma and destroyed several pre-fabricated structures used by construction workers at a tunnel construction site, according to the disaster management body in the Engaru district. At least nine people died and numerous others are believed to have been injured. (Mainichi) The tornado destroys houses in Saroma, Hokkaido, on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of a reader)
  • Russia fires on Japanese boat, one dead(who is encroaching whose territory?)

    08/15/2006 11:14:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 72 replies · 1,568+ views
    AAP ^ | 08/16/06
    Russia fires on Japanese boat, one dead A Japanese fisherman died after a Russian border patrol boat fired on a fishing boat east of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, Japanese Coast Guard officials said on Wednesday. Tokyo was likely to protest the "excessive use of force" once the circumstances had been clarified, a government source said. Fishing disputes are common in the area, and Russian border patrols often try to capture Japanese fishermen. But the last time a Japanese fisherman was shot dead by a Soviet vessel was nearly 50 years ago, in October 1956, Japanese officials said. "Seizures...
  • Scientists Create Crystal M bius Strip

    05/29/2002 3:04:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 384+ views
    Scientific American ^ | FR Post 5-29-02 | Editorial Staff
    Scientists Create Crystal Mbius Strip A signature of arts and crafts sessions, the Mbius strip--a seemingly endless ribbon with only one side and one edge that can be made from construction paper and sticky tape--has been given a new look. According to a report published today in the journal Nature, scientists have succeeded in growing crystals in the form of Mbius structures. A piece of ribbon or paper can be twisted and turned easily, so a regular Mbius strip itself is no great feat of engineering. Crystals, in contrast, contain an inherently rigid structure. To manufacture their miniature Mbius strips,...