• Monday September 16, 2019
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A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello was honored Saturday as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records. The global authority on records officially recognized Kane Tanaka in a ceremony at the nursing home where she lives in Fukuoka, in Japan’s southwest. Her family and the mayor were present to celebrate. Tanaka was born January 2, 1903, the seventh among eight children. She mar... read more
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A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid 300 million kilometres from the Earth for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday, scientists said. Data from the probe, Hayabusa2, showed changes in speed and direction, indicating it had touched down on the asteroid and was blasting back to its orbiting position, according to officials from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). A l... read more
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Five US marines are missing after two aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, according to a US defence official. The planes, which are thought to have been involved in a midair collision, were an FA-18 Hornet jet fighter and a KC-130 Hercules refuelling aircraft, the official said. Japan’s defence ministry said its maritime self-defence forces had rescued one of the seven people aboard the two aircr... read more
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A flight attendant’s creative solution to a passenger’s complaint about not having a window seat has gone viral after netizens enjoyed her cheeky response to the objection. The passenger reportedly grew angry that he was not seated next to a window, and demanded he be moved, Sora News 24 reports. After telling him that such a seat change was simply not possible, the air hostess devised an alternative, and totally unexpected, solut... read more
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India and Japan have signed a $75 billion bilateral currency swap agreement on Monday during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Tokyo, India said in a statement. The agreement should help bring greater stability to foreign exchange and capital markets in India, the statement added. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that a currency swap agreement it signed with India was intended to function as a safety ne... read more
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Japan has knocked Singapore off top spot on the list of the world's most powerful passport, according to new research, while Australia has slipped to equal 22nd. The ranking by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, takes into account how many countries can be visited without applying for a visa. Japanese citizens can travel to a record 190 out of a possible 218, having recently gained visa-free access to Myan... read more
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