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Pair of Premium Melons Fetched Record $24,800 at Japan’s Hokkaido

TOKYO (Sputnik) – A pair of premium Yubari melons fetched 2.7 million yen ($24,800) at this year’s first watermelon auction in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, 22.5 times higher than the winning bid for the last year’s premium fruit, media reported on Monday. According to the Kyodo news agency, this year’s bid was won by […]Read More


59 Thai tourists abandoned at Suvarnabhumi Airport

A group of 59 Thai tourists filed complaints with police on Friday after they were abandoned at Suvarnabhumi Airport when their tour package to Hokkaido, Japan, was postponed indefinitely without explanation. The group sent 20 representatives to file complaints at the Suvarnabhumi Airport police station at 11pm on Friday, saying they have lost Bt1.7 million. […]Read More


Japan Toll Rises to 30 after Powerful Quake

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The death toll from a powerful quake that triggered landslides in northern Japan rose to 30 Saturday, as tens of thousands of rescue workers raked through the mud for survivors. The majority of the dead are from the small rural town of Atsuma, where a cluster of dwellings was wrecked when a […]Read More


Two People Killed, All Power Plants Shut Down in Japan’s

TOKYO (Sputnik) – Two people died because of the earthquake in Hokkaido, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday. A magnitude 6.7 earthquake was registered at 18:08 GMT Wednesday some 67 kilometers (42 miles) from the city of Sapporo on Hokkaido Island. The quake’s epicenter was at a depth of 37 kilometers. “Two […]Read More


2 Strong Earthquakes Shake Japan, No Damage Reported

Two strong earthquakes shook northern Japan Thursday, but neither caused any apparent damage or prompted a tsunami warning. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said a magnitude 6.1 undersea quake struck Thursday evening about 750 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, near Hokkaido island. Full story: VOANews.com VOA NewsRead More