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iPhone 5 launch in Tokyo

20 September 2012 Latest news about Japan directly from Tokyo Guillaume Erard

iPhone 5 launch in Tokyo

Tomorrow, Friday 21st of September 2012 is the official launch of Apple's new iPhone 5. We covered last time the launch of its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, and discussed about how it fast-forwarded the...

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Japan Emperor Akihito's Speech on March 11th 2012

Written on 10 March 2012 by Latest news about Japan directly from Tokyo

Japan Emperor Akihito's Speech on March 11th 2012

This is the full speech that His Majesty the Emperor of Japan gave on Sunday 11 March 2012 during the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami memorial service that was held at the National Theater ...

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Heavy snow covers Tokyo

Written on 29 February 2012 by Latest news about Japan directly from Tokyo

Heavy snow covers Tokyo

Tokyo under the snow is quite a rare sight for it does not usually happen more than once or twice each year. Moreover, given the size and activity of the city, the white cover does not usually last lo...

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Are the anti-nuclear protests in Japan making any difference?

Written on 17 December 2011 by Latest news about Japan directly from Tokyo

Are the anti-nuclear protests in Japan making any difference?

As most people know by now, Japan is not a country prone to protests and demonstrations. In fact, there simply hasn't been any major protest going on in the country since the 1960's student demonstrat...

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iPhone 4S in Japan: Are smartphones breaking into Japanese market?

Written on 12 October 2011 by Latest news about Japan directly from Tokyo

iPhone 4S in Japan: Are smartphones breaking into Japanese market?

The Japanese have always been passionate about novelty and innovation. This interest was observed as early as 1543 by the first Portuguese settlers in Japan when the daimyo Taneshima Tokitaka, intrigu...

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Typhoon Roke hit Tokyo on Wednesday September 21st

Written on 22 September 2011 by Latest news about Japan directly from Tokyo

Typhoon Roke hit Tokyo on Wednesday September 21st

On Wednesday the 21st of September, Typhoon Roke hit Japan and passed through the Kanto region. Just days after the previous typhoon that heavily affected eastern Japan, authorities have advised over ...

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Real-time report during the earthquake in Tokyo on March 11th 2011

Written on 10 March 2011 by Latest news about Japan directly from Tokyo

Real-time report during the earthquake in Tokyo on March 11th 2011

A massive earthquake of a 8.8 magnitude (the biggest ever since Japan started recordings 140 years ago) occurred in the Pacific Ocean at about 160 km from North-eastern Japan at 12:46pm on March 11 (J...

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