Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:21 PM EST

Japan

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters which make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".

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Articles About Japan

Highly contaminated water leaked from a large storage tank is seen at the H6 area of the contaminated water storage tanks, at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture in this Februar
Tsunami Warning Issued Against Japan Island That was Created by a Volcano (VIDEO)

By IBTimes AU

Japan's earthquake experts give forewarnings for a possible tsunami occurrence. (1:00 pm)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI

Attendees Play A Check-In Game To Win Prizes By Tapping Their NFC-Enabled Android Smartphones
Sharp Aquos Crystal Smartphone At $239.99 Features 5-Inch Edge-To-Edge Display, 2040-mAh Battery And 1.5 GB RAM

By IBTimes AU

Brand new Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone is headed for Sprint. Specifications and Price details are out. (11:55 am)

MORE TOPICS: SMARTPHONE, SONY, ANDROID

New York Stock Exchange
Global Markets Overview – August 21, 2014

By IG Markets

There is still a lot of gloom being written about in the financial world. We are hearing about mass over valuations, that the ease of credit is going to create bubbles, and that global economies are teetering on the edge of disaster. (9:26 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Hugh Jackman
'X-Men: Apocalypse' : Wolverine's Costume's Leaked Image Hints to Traditional Look, Hugh Jackman to Play the Character Till Scripts Excite Him

By IBTimes AU

Hugh Jackman would reprise his role as Wolverine. Speculations are rife on his choice of costume. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: HUGH JACKMAN, FACEBOOK

A man inspects the quality of red quinoa grains at a marketplace for small and medium-sized quinoa growers in Challapata, Oruro Department, south of La Paz, April 19, 2014. A bag of red quinoa, weighing about 46 kg, sells for around $200, according to loc
Japan Resumes Exports of Fukushima Rice, Singapore to Receive 1st Batch

By IBTimes AU

Japan is all set to resume the exports of rice from tsunami-stricken Fukushima prefecture. Singapore will be the first country, since 2011, to receive some 300 kilogrammes of rice harvested at Sukagawa City. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI

Miss World 2014 Confirmed 77 Candidates

By IBTimes AU

Known for its "Beauty with a Purpose", the 2014 Miss World beauty pageant with 77 confirmed contestants from all over the world will kick once again for the prestigious title. It is scheduled to take place at ExCel London in London, England... (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, PORTUGAL, ISRAEL, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, THAILAND

Singer Rihanna is photographed as she arrives at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards
Tokyo Named as the Most Sleep-Deprived City, A Look At Celebrities That Suffer From Sleep-Deprivation

By IBTimes AU

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article which showed the most well-rested cities as well as the city which gets the least amount of sleep. (Aug 19)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, NEW YORK, AUSTRALIA, PENNSYLVANIA, LADY GAGA

Tsunekazu Ishihara, President and CEO of The Pokemon Company and Producer of Pokemon, Introduces the New 'Pokemon Art Academy' Game During a News Conference at E3 in Los Angeles
Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire May Not Be The Only Pokemon Game With This ‘Shocking’ Project

By IBTimes AU

A new “Pokemon” project is slated to come out next year alongside “Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.” In addition, the Pokemon TCG game is heading to the iPad as an online distribution event occurs across the US in conjunction with Gamestop. (Aug 19)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO, TWITTER, IPAD

Sharp
Sharp Aquos Crystal May Overtake Samsung, LG in True Bezel-Free Smartphone Battle with Sprint Announcement

By IBTimes AU

The first bezel-free phone title has been claimed by Sharp Aquos Crystal, and it’s coming to the US via Sprint. (Aug 19)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, NEW YORK, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

HTC One M8: HTC to Offer Limited Edition of Android Smartphone with a Design Coming from Phunk Studio

By IBTimes AU

HTC and Phunk Studio’s collaboration offers the limited edition of the HTC One M8 model with a new design imprinted on the rear side of the Android device. (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, GOLD, SAMSUNG, AUSTRALIA, SMARTPHONE, SILVER