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Japan to Release Treated Water in 48 Hours

Japan will start releasing treated radioactive water from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, despite opposition from its neighbors. The decision comes weeks after the UN’s nuclear watchdog approved the plan. Some 1.34 million tonnes of water – enough to fill 500 Olympic-size pools – have accumulated since the 2011 Continue Reading
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Bars Where You Pay to Get Slapped

By Titilayo Kupoliyi What would be your response if someone slaps you, not because you offended the person but all because you wanted to purchase something on sale? I guess quite a lot of you out there will not take it; rowdy scenes and fisticuffs might follow flared up tempers! But that is the culture […]Continue Reading
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Japan Indicts Man for Killing of Student

Prosecutors in Osaka have indicted a man for murdering a female acquaintance with thallium, which was used as rat poison. Kazuki Miyamoto, 37, is accused of killing 21-year-old university student Hinako Hamano last October by lacing her drink with thallium. Thallium was also recently found in his female relative, who has been in a coma […]Continue Reading
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Powerful Earthquake Rocks Japan

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, on Saturday, just weeks before the 10-year anniversary of the deadly 2011 tsunami. The 7.3-magnitude quake was felt strongly in Tokyo, but a tsunami warning has not been issued. There are reports of about 50 people injured, officials say, and almost one million homes are […]Continue Reading
Health

Japan to Support NCDC with Funds

The Japanese government is to support the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with funds towards addressing the current health challenges in the country The Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Kikuta Yutaka, stated this at this year’s Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Day in Abuja. Mr Kikuta Yutaka said the Japanese government would continue to […]Continue Reading