Japan Current Affairs - 2019

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Japanese automaker Honda pays $ 70 million fine to US after failing to report safety issues

Japanese automaker Honda has agreed to pay US 70 million dollars in fines to the US authorities for failing to report safety issues involving its cars. It was announced by the US regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after Honda had accepted liability for the breach on safety issues. As per NHTSA, Honda failed Read More…

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Japan launches asteroid probe Hayabusa-2

Japan has launched H-IIA rocket carrying a space probe- Hayabusa2 destined for a distant asteroid 1999JU3. The H-IIA rocket blasted off from Tanegashima Space Center in the south of Japan. This launch comes just weeks after a Rosetta mission of European Space Agency made historic landing of Philae probe on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Key facts of Read More…

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Mount Aso erupts in Japan

Mount Aso, a volcano in southern Japan has erupted. It is the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater. This eruption has spewed out lava debris and smoke, shooting plumes of ash a kilometre into the sky. Earlier, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) had reported Read More…

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Japan rolls out Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), its first commercial jet in 50 years

After a gap of half a century, Mitsubishi Aircraft has rolled out Japan’s first commercial jet . Nature of the MRJ The MRJ has a little less than 100 seats. The jet is valued at $42 million. It marks Japan’s second attempt to enter the commercial aircraft market. The unique aspect of the MRJ is Read More…

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Government sets up ‘Japan Plus’ team

India has set up a ‘Japan Plus’ management team to follow through on the $35 bn that Japan has promised to invest in India over a span of five years via PPP and overseas development assistance. This is a follow through on the agreements and initiatives agreed to by India and Japan during PM Modi’s Read More…

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Typhoon Phanfone slams into Japan  

Typhoon Phanfone made landfall near the city of Hamamatsu in Japan. Many parts of Japan faced torrential rain, with some areas receiving a month’s worth of rainfall  in a matter of minutes. As many as 600 domestic flights and 19 international flights have been cancelled. Over 2,00,000 people have been asked to evacuate their homes Read More…

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Japan Volcano leaves atleast 30 dead

Japan is believed to be one of the most seismically alive regions of the world. It is house to many active volcanoes. It thus has a very robust volcano monitoring systems and to closely look for and follow the signs of activity. The sites which show even faint signs of activity are immediately closed to Read More…

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