Millipede swarms disrupting Japan’s trains for 50 years only emerge every eight years, study finds

Scientists have determined the swarms of thousands of millipedes that infest parts of Japan aren’t random. The arthropods, which gather in clusters so large they can delay train traffic, are on a unique eight-year life cycle. This makes the ‘train millipedes’ the only other periodical animal besides cicadas, and the only non-insect. Researchers uncovered the … Read more Millipede swarms disrupting Japan’s trains for 50 years only emerge every eight years, study finds

Japan’s Crown Prince Fumihito  ‘approves’ daughter Princess Mako’s plans to marry

Japan‘s Crown Prince Fumihito has revealed he ‘approves’ of Princess Mako’s plans to marry – despite his daughter delaying the wedding for the second time last month.   Princess Mako, 28, who studied in Edinburgh, Dublin and Leicester, will be forced to give up her title in order to marry long-term boyfriend Kei Komuro, whom she … Read more Japan’s Crown Prince Fumihito  ‘approves’ daughter Princess Mako’s plans to marry

Japan’s female suicide crisis | Daily Mail Online

Japan’s female suicide crisis: More people killed themselves in October than died from Covid over entire year – with women worst affected Japan has recorded 2,153 suicides for the month of October   The figure is higher than the overall deaths caused by Covid-19 in the country  Women have been worst affected, with suicide rates increasing … Read more Japan’s female suicide crisis | Daily Mail Online

Japan’s Princess Mako delays her wedding AGAIN after postponing it over two years ago

Japan’s Princess Mako who was set to be stripped of her royal status when she married a commoner this year has delayed her wedding AGAIN after first postponing over two years ago Princess Mako of Japan is the 28-year-old niece of the new Emperor Naruhito She planned to give up her royal title to marry long-term … Read more Japan’s Princess Mako delays her wedding AGAIN after postponing it over two years ago

Japan’s military pilots are ordered to report UFO sightings

Japan’s military pilots are ordered to report UFO sightings and try to photograph any strange sightings under new protocols Japan’s Defence minister Taro Kono said unusual sightings should be reported Government insists that Japanese pilots have never encountered any UFOs It comes only weeks after the Pentagon set up a new task force for odd sightings  … Read more Japan’s military pilots are ordered to report UFO sightings

Will Buffett’s $6 bn bet help boost Japan’s stock market?

Will Warren Buffett’s $6 bn bet help boost Japan’s stock market? By Jeff Prestridge for The Mail on Sunday Published: 22:02 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 22:02 BST, 5 September 2020 Japan’s stock market, much overlooked by UK investors in recent years, has come under the spotlight again. This follows President Shinzo Abe stepping down … Read more Will Buffett’s $6 bn bet help boost Japan’s stock market?

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe resigns due to ill health

Japan‘s prime minister Shinzo Abe bowed in apology today as he announced his resignation on health grounds after an eight-year stint in power.   Abe, 65, revealed he had suffered a relapse of a chronic bowel condition – saying he had ‘lost a lot of my energy and strength’ and would need regular medical treatment that … Read more Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe resigns due to ill health

Japan’s PM Abe ‘is set to resign due to ill health’

Japan’s PM Abe ‘is set to resign due to ill health’ after recent hospital visits and claims he had been vomiting blood Speculation about the health of Shinzo Abe, 65, has been swirling for weeks He recently made two separate trips to hospital for unspecified medical checks  There have also been reports of the PM … Read more Japan’s PM Abe ‘is set to resign due to ill health’

Japan’s PM makes near-identical Hiroshima and Nagasaki speeches

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe sparks anger after delivering near-identical speeches at different events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to mark the anniversaries of WW2 bombings Sinzo Abe is accused of using the same speech at Hiroshima and Nagasaki  Events were held to commemorate the atomic bombings in Second World War  Critics say the Prime Minister used … Read more Japan’s PM makes near-identical Hiroshima and Nagasaki speeches

Forget Silicon Valley, now Japan’s the land of the rising tech

Investing in companies that are part of the new digitalised world has proved a sound strategy for many investors in recent years – as well as in the past few months as the world has gone into lockdown and is only now slowly emerging from its mothballing.  Look at the US stock market and it … Read more Forget Silicon Valley, now Japan’s the
land of the rising tech