By Julian Ryall, With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiraling city into the depths of our oceans. Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 people, according to Shimizu Corp., with each structure also incorporating business and office facilities, hotel […]
The dollar rose to seven-year highs against the Japanese yen on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve meeting released minutes contained no big surprises to make investors change their bets that the U.S. economy will keep strengthening. Fed policy makers wrestled with whether to nod to financial market volatility and a weakening global economy in their […]
A strong earthquake has struck Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, but authorities say there is no danger of a tsunami and there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Maimouna Abdallah al-Amin , who claims to be the oldest person in the world turned 122-years-old on New Year’s eve Monday, according to National News Agency (NNA).
Saudi Arabia has suspended imports of Brazilian beef, Brazil’s agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, and became the largest country to stop purchases after confirmation of a 2010 case of atypical mad cow disease. The decision, confirmed by a ministry press official in Brasilia
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China and Japan on Thursday to let “cool heads” prevail in a festering dispute over a cluster of East China Sea islands, but hours later Chinese and Japanese diplomats traded barbs at the United Nations.
TOKYO, Japan (27th FIBA Asia Championship): The FIBA Asia Executive Committee on Wednesday decided to award the hosting rights of the 27th FIBA Asia Championship to West Asian nation Lebanon. The 27th FIBA Asia Championship to be played in 2013 is also the qualifying event for the 2014 FIBA World Cup
The Lebanese Basketball team defeated China team 89 – 69 in Asia Fiba cup taking place in Japan The Lebanese team is expected to challenge Uzbekistan on Tuesday. According to Fiba website the Lebanese taught the Chinese team a good lesson.
Security personnel outnumbered the crowds of Chinese protesting against Japan outside its embassy on Sunday, a day after demonstrations over islands that both nations claim spread across China and turned violent. Japan’s leader said the dispute was affecting the safety of Japanese citizens in China.
Lebanon stunned Iran 1-0 to get its campaign on track and South Korea managed a 2-2 draw against Uzbekistan to extend its lead in Group A. Japan took a significant stride toward a place at the 2014 World Cup by beating Iraq 1-0 on Tuesday, extending its commanding lead in Group B of Asian qualifying.