THE PERIPHERY Oldest Alive
I read in Mayabout Jiroemon Kimura, a Japanese man born in 1897, making him 116 years of age andthe oldest person in the world:
Sadly, when looking him up over the 4th of July weekend, I discovered... Posted on 7/24/13 at 7:15 AM
THE DULLUM FILE Diplomatic Mail
My only snail mail today had the following return address: Ambassador of Japan, Washington, D.C. Got my attention!
It was a a letter from Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Last w... Posted on 8/9/12 at 7:29 PM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS Japanese Ambassador visits UND campus July 31
His Excellency The Ambassador of Japan Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese Ambassador to the United States, is scheduled to meet with Japanese students from Tokai University who are taking classes at the John D... Posted on 7/31/12 at 12:13 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Dayton heads to Japan, South Korea on trade mission
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton leaves today on a South Korea trip, via Japan, to promote trade.
The Democratic governor said he hopes to help open the door to increased trade. Twenty-four business, agr... Posted on 9/23/11 at 12:12 AM
REGGIE TALES Japan Tsunami Video
This video is very, very intense. I warn you that it is quite sobering and even scary. It almost doesn't feel real. But it's definitely worth watching and the intensity of the situation comes throug... Posted on 3/28/11 at 11:07 AM
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Japan and China to lower tensions that have spiked since Beijing announced an air defense zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea, while repeating that Washington was worried by the move.
China's Defence Ministry said on Monday it had lodged formal protests with the U.S. and Japanese embassies in China after both countries criticised Beijing's plan to impose new rules on airspace over disputed waters in the East China Sea.
Japan's lock on Consumer Reports' vehicle reliability rankings is starting to ease. Three Japanese brands — Lexus, Toyota and Acura — took the top spots in this year's survey, and seven of the top 10 brands are Japanese.
Grand Forks is making its TV debut today — in Japan. “Miss Pilot,” a weekly drama partly filmed on the UND campus and other parts of the city, will air at 9 p.m. JST on Fuji TV in Japan. It’ll also be accessible online to those outside of Japan.
Suzanne Crocker, a UND freshman, said she’s always been interested in Japanese culture and wants to be a translator some day, so whether to host a student with her family this fall wasn’t much of a question.
The City of Grand Forks rolled out the welcome wagon Wednesday for four officials visiting from Kanuma, Japan. Their visit coincided with the arrival of 15 Kanuma students who will be staying in Grand Forks and attending classes as part of the cities’ student exchange program.
Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger.
Japan should begin preparing to release a massive tide of water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, once it regains public trust and can confirm the water has only low levels of radiation, a U.S. adviser to the plant's operator said on Friday.
Kevin Krolicki and James Topham
, September 14, 2013
Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up.
Mari Saito and Antoni Slodkowski
, August 07, 2013
Japan's Jiroemon Kimura, who had been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person, the oldest living man and the oldest man ever, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 116.
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