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  • Japan Floods: 200 killed, over 120 missing; the disaster captured in pictures

    Around 200 killed and more than 120 people missing in Japan as unusually heavy rains have caused lethal flooding. Some 1.6 million people have been evacuated to escape the floods. The effects are still being felt as nearly 73,000 army, police and fire brigade personnel continue to find missing in the wake of flooding and landslides.

  • Japan Floods: Death toll in rain disaster rises to 199, says Government

    Tokyo: The toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan today rose to 199, with dozens still missing, a top government spokesman said. Yoshihide Suga said search operations were continuing after the worst weather-related disaster in Japan in over three decades.

  • Japan floods: Death toll in floods rises to 176

    Tokyo : The death toll in the deadly flash floods in Japan has risen to 176, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday. Suga further noted that nine people are currently missing, CNN reported.

  • Japan floods: Death toll from devastating floods rises to 141

    Death toll from devastating floods in Japan rises to 104

    Tokyo: The death toll from devastating floods resulting from torrential rains pounding Japan has increased to 104, with 56 others reported missing, authorities said on Monday. The rains since July 5, especially in the western prefecture of Hiroshima and the southwestern prefecture of Ehime, caused floods and landslides that destroyed thousands of houses and completely cut off several towns, reports Efe news.

  • Coach Martinez hails  Belgium ‘character’

    Rostov : Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said he was deeply proud after his team hit back from 2-0 down to beat Japan and claim a place in the quarter-finals.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium wary of complacency as Japan chase history

    Rostov-on-Don: Dries Mertens has warned Belgium against the perils of complacency as they prepare to face Japan here tomorrow with one eye on a possible quarter-final showdown with Brazil. The Belgians have emerged as dark horses at this World Cup, with their “Golden Generation” of players tipped to mount a deep run into the knockout rounds.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16: FPJ’s dream XI predictions for Belgium vs Japan

    The race to reach the quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup 2018 is on and Belgium is set to play against Japan today. The match will be played at Rostov Arena stadium in Rostov-On-Don city of Russia. The round of 16 has seen a lot of twists till now with the eliminations of top teams like Portugal, Argentina and Spain.

  • Belgium wary of complacency as Japan chase history

    Rostov-on-Don (Russia) Dries Mertens has warned Belgium against the perils of complacency as they prepare to face Japan here on Monday with one eye on a possible quarter-final showdown with Brazil.

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    FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina’s last-minute entry in knockout to Germany’s exit, a look at tournament journey so far

    With a grand opening of Russian victory over Saudi Arabia by 5-0, FIFA World Cup 2018 has now entered the professional stage with round of 16. The group stage is over and it saw lots of twists and turns for various teams. For instance, defending champion Germany’s shocking exit in the first round, Mexico’s qualification in knockout stage in spite of a loss to Sweden, Argentina’s dramatic entry into the knockout stage

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Japan in pre-quarters despite losing to Poland

    Volgograd (Russia): Japan lost 0-1 to Poland in their final Group H contest here on Thursday but still managed to go through to the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals. Following the loss, thanks to Jan Bednarek’s 59th-minute strike, Japan have four points — the same as third-placed Senegal but the Asian powerhouse are ranked second in the group on the basis of fair play (number of yellow and red cards collected).


    Despite loss, qualify for last-16 on fair play record.

  • Colombia sneak past Senegal into knockouts

    Samara : A powerful header from Barcelona’s Yerry Mina fired Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Group H rivals Senegal, who crashed out due to a poorer disciplinary record than Japan.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: FPJ’s dream XI predictions for Japan vs Poland

    In the final group E match of the FIFA World Cup 2018, Japan will play against Poland at the Volgograd Arena football stadium in Volgograd city. Japan need at least a draw against Poland to pass into the next round while Poland is already out of the tournament.

  • Tokyo passes strict anti-smoking laws ahead of Olympics

    Tokyo: Tokyo’s city government today passed strict new anti-smoking rules ahead of the 2020 Olympics, leapfrogging national legislation on lighting up that has been watered down after opposition from pro-smoking MPs.