Thousands evacuated as Indonesia volcano erupts, causing tsunami threat

Tokyo, 18 April, /AJMEDIA/ Indonesian rescuers raced to evacuate thousands of people Thursday after a volcano erupted five times, forcing authorities to close a nearby airport and issue a warning… Read more

M6.4 quake jolts Ehime, Kochi prefectures

Tokyo, 18 April, /AJMEDIA/ An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 hit southern Japan late on Wednesday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, without issuing a tsunami warning. The epicenter… Read more

Japan opposition party to propose using BOJ’s ETF dividends for child care

Tokyo, 18 April, /AJMEDIA/ Japan’s biggest opposition party is set to propose the government taps dividend income from exchange-traded funds (ETF) owned by the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to help… Read more

Japan records best-ever monthly visitor numbers in March

Tokyo, 18 April, /AJMEDIA/ More than three million foreigners visited Japan in March, a record for a single month, government data showed Wednesday in a major boost for its tourism… Read more

Foreign visitors to Japan top 3 mil. in March, single-month record

Tokyo, 18 April, /AJMEDIA/ The number of foreign visitors to Japan soared 69.5 percent from a year earlier to over 3.08 million in March, the first time the tally exceeded… Read more

Animator Miyazaki, scholar Ueno among Time’s 100 influential people

Tokyo, 18 April, /AJMEDIA/ Two-time Oscar-winning Japanese anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and sociologist Chizuko Ueno, known for her studies on women and gender issues, were selected on Wednesday among Time… Read more

Over 90 pct of Sudanese school-age children deprived of formal education due to conflict: UNICEF

Tokyo, 18 April, /AJMEDIA/ The year-long conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has resulted in the disruption of formal education for more… Read more

UNEC included in same group as world universities in international ranking

Tokyo, 18 April, /AJMEDIA/ UNEC, which significantly improved its position in the ranking published by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), an international analytical agency in the field of higher education, in April… Read more

People’s Artist of Azerbaijan Chingiz Sadykhov’s 95th anniversary marked in Northern California

Tokyo, 18 April, /AJMEDIA/ A concert entitled “Sounds of Azerbaijan” marking the 95th anniversary of Chingiz Sadykhov has been arranged in Los Angeles, U.S. Organized by Diaspora Arts Connection with… Read more

Azerbaijani judoka aims to become European champion for fourth time

Tokyo, 18 April, /AJMEDIA/ My goal is to become European champion for the fourth time, Judoka of the Azerbaijan national team, Hidayat Heydarov (73 kg), told, AJMEDIA reports. He… Read more