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Spiral stairs, no sprinklers may have contributed to deadly Japan fire

3:51pm IST

TOKYO The fire that tore through a building in Japan killing 33 people may have spread so fast not only because it was fueled by petrol but because it was funneled up a spiral staircase and there were no sprinklers to douse it, experts said on Friday.

Spiral stairs, no sprinklers may have contributed to deadly Japan fire

3:37pm IST

TOKYO The fire that tore through a building in Japan killing 33 people may have spread so fast not only because it was fuelled by petrol but because it was funnelled up a spiral staircase and there were no sprinklers to douse it, experts said on Friday.

Spiral stairs, no sprinklers may have contributed to deadly Japan fire

3:14pm IST

TOKYO The fire that tore through a building in Japan killing 33 people may have spread so fast not only because it was fuelled by petrol but because it was funnelled up a spiral staircase and there were no sprinklers to douse it, experts said on Friday.

Japanese town celebrates first whale catch of the season

18 Jul 2019

MINAMIBOSO, Japan As Misako Komiya watched a crew of men in rubber boots peeling skin and blubber off a whale with long knives, she was already planning how to prepare the five kilos (10 lbs) of meat she intended to buy.

Japan studio arson attack a 'blow to animation industry': commentator

18 Jul 2019

TOKYO A suspected arson attack on a Japanese animation studio in which 30 people are believed to have been killed and scores injured will be a major blow to the nation's famed animation industry, a film commentator said.

Japan studio arson attack a 'blow to animation industry': commentator

18 Jul 2019

TOKYO A suspected arson attack on a Japanese animation studio in which 30 people are believed to have been killed and scores injured will be a major blow to the nation's famed animation industry, a film commentator said.

In Japan, the business of watching whales is far larger than hunting them

09 Jul 2019

RAUSU, Japan People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming in joy as a pod of orcas put on a show: splashing tails at each other, rolling over, and leaping out of the water. | Video

In Japan, the business of watching whales overshadows resumption of hunt

09 Jul 2019

RAUSU, Japan People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming in joy as a pod of orcas put on a show: splashing tails at each other, rolling over, and leaping out of the water. | Video

Former Japanese fisherman finds profit in whale-watching

09 Jul 2019

RAUSU, Japan Masato Hasegawa is the fourth generation of his family to be a fisherman on Japan's northern oceans, but now his cruises focus on admiring sea life instead of catching it.

FEATURE-In Japan, the business of watching whales is far larger than hunting them

09 Jul 2019

RAUSU, Japan, July 9 People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming in joy as a pod of orcas put on a show: splashing tails at each other, rolling over, and leaping out of the water.

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