Death toll climbs to 10 as heavy rains hit typhoon-ravaged eastern Japan

A house destroyed due to a landslide caused by a heavy rain is seen in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Japan October 25, 2019, in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) – The death toll from torrential rains that caused flooding and mudslides in eastern Japan reached 10 on Saturday, with

Philippines’ Duterte cuts short Japan trip in ‘unbearable pain’

By AFPMore by this Author Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, suffering from “unbearable pain” in his spine after a motorcycle accident, is cutting short a trip to Japan, his spokesman said Tuesday. The 74-year-old hurt his hip in the crash last week, with his health already the subject of intense speculation following his disclosure earlier this

Japan sees NKorea missile, China space activity as threat

Japan raised its caution level about North Korea‘s missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denuclearization steps and had succeeded in making miniaturized warheads. The annual defense paper, approved Friday by the Cabinet, underscores Japan‘s fear of being targeted by its neighbor. Its reaction to

UPDATE 1-Japan to give Kenya about $860 mln in loans, grants for bridge, economic zone

(Adds details, background) By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Japan will give Kenya nearly $860 million in concessional loans and grants for the construction of a bridge in the port city of Mombasa and other infrastructure projects to support an economic zone there, Kenyan and Japanese officials said on Friday. Katsutoshi Komori, Japan’s

Activists urge banks not to finance Ugandan oil pipeline

KAMPALA, June 6 (Reuters) – A group of 30 international and local campaign groups have petitioned two banks to abandon plans to raise funds to build an oil pipeline to export Ugandan oil, saying the project would damage local livelihoods, water resources and wildlife. The 1,445 km (900 mile) pipeline, which will run from fields

Home market still a dream for African carmakers

* Home-grown carmakers hope for slice of huge African market * Global car giants also making a push in Africa * Local firms face same obstacles but lack finance, infrastructure By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, April 12 (Reuters) – Since its launch in 2014, Mobius Motors, Kenya’s only home-grown automaker, has only produced around 50 test