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Buster’s ghost

Buster’s ghost

TWENTY-SEVEN years ago on this month, the greatest upset in boxing history happened one chilly morning in Tokyo, Japan.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking to offer five billion yen ($48.2 million) in loans when he meets with President Duterte next week, bilateral diplomatic sources said Saturday.

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A powerful typhoon was heading for Japan’s southernmost Okinawa island chain on Monday packing powerful winds that shut the airport and forced flight cancellations.

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Following a fatal stabbing spree carried out by a lone male assailant at a care facility for people with disabilities in Kanagawa Prefecture west of Tokyo in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 19 people have been left killed and almost 30 others injured of which 20 have sustained critical wounds, local police and investigative sources said.

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The Japanese government has adopted two separate disaster plan since 2014. One addresses earthquakes of a magnitude-8 quake directly under Tokyo’s main 23 wards, and the other is originating in the Nankai Trough, which extends for hundreds of kilometers parallel with the Japanese coast. This has triggered six of at least 7.9 in magnitude since 1600.

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Tokyo’s new guide to disaster survival, “Tokyo Bosai” (“Disaster Preparedness Tokyo”), was published on September 1, last year.

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