Japan - Afrik.com : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/ Afrik.com, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en Afrik-news.com : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/images/logo_moyen.gif https://www.afrik-news.com/ Japan radioactivity detected in Florida https://www.afrik-news.com/article19203.html Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:22:58 +0200 Trace amounts of the radioactive element iodine-131 from the Japan nuclear disaster have been detected in South Florida, but authorities say the concentrations remain far below the level that would present any danger. Japan tests food, seawater for radiation https://www.afrik-news.com/article19170.html Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:34:51 +0100 <p class="spip">Japanese officials' concerns over food contamination expanded beyond the country's borders Tuesday as tests detected radiation in ocean water offshore.</p> <p class="spip">Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said that high levels of radioactive substances were found in seawater near the plant, but said that the results did not represent a threat to human health.</p> Japan rebuild expected to last five years https://www.afrik-news.com/article19160.html Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:48:50 +0100 <p class="spip">Japan may need up to five years to rebuild from the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that has caused up to $235bn (£145bn) of damage, the World Bank said in a report.</p> <p class="spip">It also estimates that 0.5 percentage points will be shaved from the country's economic growth this year.</p> Smoke fumes from 3rd Japanese nuke reactor https://www.afrik-news.com/article19150.html Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:29:56 +0100 Gray smoke spewed Monday out of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's No. 3 reactor, a setback that came despite fervent efforts to prevent the further release of radioactive materials at the stricken facility. Leak spreads from second Japanese nuke facility https://www.afrik-news.com/article19121.html Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:36:16 +0100 Reporting from Sendai and Tokyo, Japan A series of grim developments hit a shaken Japan on Wednesday, including reports that high-level radiation may have leaked from a second damaged nuclear reactor and emergency workers being forced to temporarily abandon the crippled complex. Fear of rising radiation levels grips Japan https://www.afrik-news.com/article19110.html Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:10:54 +0100 <p class="spip">An escalating crisis at a nuclear power plant compounded the human devastation in Japan Tuesday.</p> <p class="spip">As the death toll from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the resulting tsunami steadily ascended, residents waited with anxiety about radiation exposure.</p> Travelers stranded by Japanese earthquake https://www.afrik-news.com/article19108.html Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:00:14 +0100 <p class="spip">The largest earthquake in Japan's history hit the country's northeast today, triggering tsunamis that have been felt as far as Hawaii and the west coast of the United States.</p> <p class="spip">Tsunami evacuations have taken place in the Philippines, Hawaii and other Pacific islands, but most areas have been spared major damage.</p> Japan faces post-tsunami nuclear crisis https://www.afrik-news.com/article19104.html Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:33:07 +0100 Rescue workers used chain saws and hand picks Monday to dig out bodies in Japan's devastated coastal towns, as Asia's richest nation faced a mounting humanitarian, nuclear and economic crisis in the aftermath of a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed thousands. Japanese phone makers adopt Android https://www.afrik-news.com/article19046.html Wed, 02 Mar 2011 08:09:16 +0100 <p class="spip">Japanese mobile phones are a gadget lover's dream. They double as credit cards. They can display digital TV broadcasts. Some are even fitted with solar cells.</p> <p class="spip">And yet, for all their innovations, Japanese-made handsets have had little impact overseas. They account for just a sliver of a global mobile phone market dominated by the likes of Apple, Research in Motion and Samsung.</p> Recalls cause Toyota profits to plunge https://www.afrik-news.com/article18913.html Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:59:08 +0100 <p class="spip">Toyota reported a 39 percent slide in quarterly profit but raised its full-year forecasts for earnings and sales, citing a global auto recovery.</p> <p class="spip">The results show a mixed picture for the world's biggest automaker, which is enjoying booming sales in high-growth markets in Asia, Africa and South America, while facing lingering worries about quality lapses in the key U.S. market.</p> Toyota recalls 1.7 million cars over fuel leak https://www.afrik-news.com/article18827.html Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:21:32 +0100 <p class="spip">About 1.2 million models are being recalled in Japan and 421,000 overseas, including 15,500 Avensis and 3,100 Lexus models in the UK.</p> <p class="spip">Japan's transport ministry said slight cracks could appear in fuel pipes which could cause leakages if untreated.</p> Green tea may not help protect against breast cancer https://www.afrik-news.com/article18700.html Wed, 05 Jan 2011 12:48:11 +0100 It seems that the anticancer properties of green tea may be nothing more than a myth. Researchers in Japan have shown that this plant has nothing to offer in terms of preventing breast cancer. They claim that there is no link between drinking green tea and any protective effect whatsoever. Destination Santé Toyota pays US $32.4 million in fines https://www.afrik-news.com/article18613.html Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:30:38 +0100 <p class="spip">Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to pay the US government a record $32.4m (£20.9m) in additional fines to settle an investigation into its handling of two recalls at the heart of its safety crisis.</p> <p class="spip">The civil penalties will settle investigations into how Toyota dealt with recalls over accelerator pedals that could get trapped in floor mats and steering relay rods that could break and lead to drivers losing control.</p> <p class="spip">The latest settlement, on top of a $16.4m fine Toyota paid earlier in a related investigation, brings the total penalties levied on the company to $48.8m. It caps a difficult year for the world's biggest car manufacturer, which recalled more than 11m vehicles globally since autumn 2009 as it scrambled to protect its reputation for safety and reliability.</p> Japan reveals military plan in Djibouti to fight Somali pirates https://www.afrik-news.com/article18118.html Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:14:01 +0200 The Japanese government is to build its foreign military base in Djibouti. The plan is aimed at strengthening and sustaining its fight against Somali pirates, Japanese ambassador to Ethiopia, Kinchi Komano, has announced. Desalegn Sisay Sudan: Japan Emergency Grant for Referenda https://www.afrik-news.com/article18052.html Sat, 31 Jul 2010 11:14:39 +0200 On Friday, July 30, Japan decided to provide through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) an emergency grant in the amount of approximately 8.17 million US dollars to assist the conduct of the referenda in Sudan scheduled to be held in January next year.