Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Hits Western Japan’s Tottori Prefecture
Oct21

Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Hits Western Japan’s Tottori Prefecture

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Japan’s western prefecture of Tottori, the Japan Meteorological Agency today. The quake at the shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) occurred at 2:07 p.m. local time (05:07 GMT), according to the JMA.     Source: SPUTNIK

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Putin-Abe talks to boost Russian-Japanese relations
Oct20

Putin-Abe talks to boost Russian-Japanese relations

Negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have helped to boost the two countries’ relations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said on Wednesday. Speaking at the opening of the exhibition devoted to the 60th anniversary of reestablishment of diplomatic ties between Russia and Japan, Morgulov reminded that 60 years ago the state of war was lifted, bilateral ties were...

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Russian, Japanese diplomats to hold strategic talks
Oct10

Russian, Japanese diplomats to hold strategic talks

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov and his Japanese counterpart Shinsuke Sugiyama are due hold another round of strategic talks in Moscow on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry has said.   “During the consultations, the discussion is expected to be held on the prospects of developing a broad range of bilateral relations taking into account the task of ensuring efficient preparation for the upcoming political...

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Powerful typhoon Chaba barrels toward Japan
Oct05

Powerful typhoon Chaba barrels toward Japan

Storm and heavy rain warnings were issued today as powerful typhoon Chaba barrelled toward Japan, after lashing the southern coast of South Korea with winds that triggered flash floods and left at least two dead. The violent storm was moving north-northeast off the Tsushima islets chain near Japan’s southern Kyushu, packing gusts of up to 180 kilometres (110 miles) per hour, Japan’s weather agency said. The Japan...

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Russian, Japanese physicists create compact graphene-based plasmon generator

Researchers from Laboratory of 2D Materials’ Optoelectronics, Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technologies (MIPT), and Tohoku University (Japan) have found a way of creating plasmon generator which is the key building block for the future of optoelectronics. To achieve this goal, the scientists suggested using graphene, the MIPT’s press service said. Plasmon is a quasi-particle which is...

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