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Japan: Ghost follows man into taxi (Video)

IS THIS FOR REAL? YOU BE THE JUDGE
coasttocoastam.com— A security camera from Japan appears to show a ghost following a man as he gets inside a taxi cab. Some media outlets have connected the video to the tales of taxi drivers purportedly picking up passengers who turned out to be ghosts of people that died in the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan.

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Japan: Tsunami alert – 7.0 earthquake

mirror.co.uk reported Japan has been put on tsunami alert after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The quake, registered as a major one on the Richter scale, struck off the country’s far south-west coast just before 6am local time. It hit at a depth of about six miles, around 100 miles south west of the town of [...]

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Japan: Hikers perish in volcanic eruption, Mount Ontake (Video)

bbc.com reported the bodies of 31 hikers have been found near the top of Japan’s Mount Ontake a day after a sudden volcanic eruption.The hikers were not breathing and their hearts had stopped. The search for a total of 45 missing climbers has now been called off for the night. The volcano, about 200km (125 [...]

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Japan: number of cases of syphilis increase 40 percent

tokyoreporter.com reported that data released on Saturday revealed that the number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease syphilis exceeded 1,000 last year for the first time since current statistics began, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Apr. 6). According to the Tokyo branch of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, the number of cases recorded in [...]

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Japan: Blood from a donor infected with HIV, was transfused into 2 patients

Japannews.com reported that in the latest case, one of two people who received transfusions of the blood in question contracted HIV. The Red Cross Society told a Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry panel on activities involving blood products that it does not conduct blood donations to check for HIV and does not notify donors of [...]

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American authorities warn commercial airliners to take caution when traveling over East China Sea

Asia One reports that the United States is advising all US airlines to take steps to stay safe amid fresh tensions in the East China Sea as they seek clarification about Beijing’s newly-declared air zone over disputed islands. “We’re attempting to determine whether the new rules apply to civil aviation, commercial air flight,” State Department [...]

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War may be on horizon between Japan and China over disputed islands

globalpost.com reported that after decades of peace, could China and Japan be on the brink of war? Both China and Japan have long-held claims to the Japanese-administered islands — known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan. Tensions have intensified over the past year, and observers fear that a political or military misstep could [...]

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4.9 Earthquake near Fukushima Prefecture, east coast of Japan

Rt.com reported a 4.9 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter close to Fukushima Prefecture has struck the eastern coast of Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The tremor was registered at a depth of 20 km. There have not been immediate reports of damage or injuries. No tsunami warning has been issued. It is the second [...]

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Japanese government reveals plan to use mobile phone data to track tourists

Bangkokpost.com reports that the Japan Tourism Authority is planning to use location data for mobile phone users to track the movements of tourists in what it says is a project to discover popular spots and develop tourism resources, dismissing privacy concerns. Research using such data, also known as “meta data,” covering an estimated 700,000 people [...]

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U.K. updates travel advice for citizens traveling to Japan

Gov.uk reported that, the typhoon season runs from June to December with most activity between July and September. See Typhoons. See Typhoons. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the exclusion zones around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility identified by the Japanese authorities. Read Article

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