21 C
Tokyo
Monday, October 3, 2022
Home Blog

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Oct. 2

0

JAKARTA — As of Sunday, 125 people were confirmed dead from a stampede after a football match in Indonesia’s East Java province, with more than 320 others injured, Indonesia’s National Police Chief, General Listyo Sigit Prabowo, said Sunday.

Previously, the police said the death toll was 129 and more than 180 others were injured, while the provincial authorities claimed 172 dead in the tragedy. However, Listyo said some victims’ names were listed more than once. (Indonesia-Stampede-Death Toll)

– – – –

JAKARTA — One died, 25 others were injured, and about 950 houses were damaged in a 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s North Sumatra on Saturday, local government officials confirmed on Sunday.

Head of the North Sumatra Province Regional Disaster Management Agency Abdul Haris Lubis told Xinhua on Sunday that the injured were hospitalized and displaced people set up tents in front of their houses, although the government had prepared evacuation posts. (Indonesia-Earthquake)

– – – –

TOKYO — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck Japan’s southwestern prefecture of Miyazaki and other areas early Sunday, the weather agency here said, with no tsunami warnings issued.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the quake occurred at 12:02 a.m. local time with its focus at a depth of about 30 kilometers off the Osumi Peninsula, registering lower 5 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale in the city of Nichinan. (Japan-Earthquake-JMA)

– – – –

ISLAMABAD — Four terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with police in Naseerabad district of Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the police said on Sunday.

According to a CTD spokesperson, the CTD conducted an intelligence-based operation late Saturday night. (Pakistan-Terrorist-Death)

Source

promotion

Latest count of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide at 1500 GMT, Oct. 2

0

BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) — The following are the latest updates on the COVID-19 global confirmed cases in hardest-hit countries by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University at 1500 GMT, Oct. 2.

Country Confirmed Cases

World 617,979,933

U.S. 96,392,543

India 44,594,487

France 35,608,285

Brazil 34,672,524

Germany 33,386,229

South Korea 24,819,611

Britain 23,893,496

Italy 22,500,346

Japan 21,147,468

(This article is generated by Xinhua News Robot.)

Source

promotion

Nishioka beats Shapovalov to win Korea Open

0

Yoshihito Nishioka stunned fourth seed Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) to win the Korea Open on Sunday for his second ATP title.

The Japanese player is set to rise to a career-high 41 after adding the Seoul crown to his triumph at the 2018 Shenzhen Open in China.

Nishioka defeated world No 2 Casper Ruud on the way to the final and he was neck-and-neck in the first set against Canada’s Shapovalov, until he broke in the 10th game to take the first set.
…continue reading


Sports Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Source

promotion

China stays on top on two fronts at table tennis team worlds

0

CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) — Chinese men’s and women’s paddlers both registered their second victories in as many group matches at the World Team Championships here on Sunday.

Despite not dispatching men’s world No. 1 Fan Zhendong, China was too strong to be upset by the United States.

Ma Long bounced back from losing the first set 11-7 to move China ahead 11-6, 11-4, 11-2 in the following three sets.

“There are some opponents that you are not familiar with. He showed characteristics and I had some unforced errors in the first set, but I made adjustments from the second set,” said Ma.

After world No. 3 Liang Jingkun accounted for Liang Jishan of the United States in straight sets, China sealed the win as Lin Gaoyuan beat Earl James Alto with the same score.

A 21-time winner of the Swaythling Cup, China will face Slovenia, who also has two wins from two matches, on Monday.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran produced a heroic performance with victories over Benedikt Duda and Qiu Dang, as India stunned world No. 2 Germany 3-1.

Japan was made to sweat in a 3-2 win over Romania, with Shunsuke Togami having the final say.

On the women’s side, Wang Manyu came through a tight first set to get the better of Adriana Diaz 12-10, 11-4, 11-5.

“Adriana is stronger than my opponent yesterday. I just played point by point when I trailed in the first set and winning the opening set helped me a lot afterward,” said Wang.

Chen Meng doubled the hosts’ lead by saving two set points against Daniely Rios to win the first set 12-10 and emerging victorious 11-9, 11-4 in the next two sets.

Chen thought it was normal that the first two sets were fiercely contested as it was their first head-to-head.

“She played aggressively in the first set, and I needed to do better in details,” commented Chen.

In her debut at this year’s tournament, Wang Yidi never looked threatened by Adriana’s elder sister Melanie, winning 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 to close out a resounding 3-0 victory for China.

China is seeking a fifth straight women’s team title, known as the Corbillon Cup, in Chengdu.

“Hopefully we will defend the title,” said an upbeat Wang Yidi.

Japan, one of the challengers to China’s title defense, also won their second match as Mima Ito, Hitomi Sato and Miyu Nagasaki contributed to a 3-0 victory over Poland. Hong Kong of China, Singapore and Germany kept their winning records intact in the first two matches as well on Sunday.

Source

promotion

Automation know-how to spice up Japan’s logistics business

0

The logistics business is taking note of know-how that automates work. Automation know-how can deliver effectivity and remedy challenges that Japanese industries face.

The “Tsubakimoto Chain” is an industrial chain that helps Japanese manufacturing. The know-how of producing energy, cultivated in its lengthy historical past, contributes to the know-how of full automation. The industrial arm-type robotic makes use of picture processing and AI know-how to establish uneven packages and effectively decide them up. The fusion of the spirit of producing and the newest know-how of AI will evolve logistics know-how.
…proceed studying


Business Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Source

promotion

Porters fade into history in Tibet's mountain-locked county

0

by Xinhua writers Lin Jianyang, Lyu Qiuping and Liu Ying

LHASA, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) — On a narrow rocky trail where even horses were reluctant to move, a porter, carrying a washing machine on his shoulder, climbed step by step over a peak at more than 4,600 meters above sea level, heading home deep in the Himalayas.

It was a scene captured by a documentary produced by the Japanese public broadcaster NHK in 2010.

The porter in the film represented most young men in Medog, China’s last roadless county in the country’s Tibet Autonomous Region, who had to trek for days to carry heavy loads in and out of the mountain-locked county.

After the isolation of the county ended in October 2013, when Medog Highway opened to traffic, porters in Medog faded into history.

Medog was lifted out of poverty by the end of 2019. The per capita disposable income of farmers and herders skyrocketed to 15,278 yuan (about 2,147 U.S. dollars) in 2021 from 4,875 yuan in 2012.

© Provided by Xinhua

ISOLATION

Located in a deep valley in the Himalayas, Medog is besieged by high hills and primitive forests. For centuries, porters were the major transportation means for the county.

It took porters up to five days to arrive at Pai Township, the nearest town outside the mountains, as they had to climb snow-capped mountains without any concrete road.

Being the oldest son in a family that could not afford school, Tenzin Gyatso, an ethnic Monba from a village in the county, started being a porter at age 12.

When he first arrived at Pai Township, he saw wide roads, vehicles and television sets for the first time, forming a sharp contrast to his hometown.

“We had nothing back home, even no electricity,” Tenzin Gyatso recalled.

In his life as a porter, he carried cement, steel and other materials for construction sites and daily necessities for a public-owned store. He also used to carry sausages, cigarettes and herbicides back home for retail.

“The sausage bought at the price of 14 yuan per kg could be sold at 50 yuan per kg,” he said.

© Provided by Xinhua

Using the savings he acquired by being a porter and selling groceries, Tenzin Gyatso successively bought a hydroelectric generator, a radio cassette recorder, a television set and a washing machine, carrying them home all by himself. The generator did not retire until a nearby hydropower station started operation.

In the isolated county, children had to trek for days to school, and many patients had to be carried on a stretcher or shoulder to a hospital in the city proper.

Changgar, a former porter from Medog’s Baibung Township, still remembered when he and his fellow villagers took turns carrying an 85-kg patient to a hospital.

“We shifted every half an hour. On one leg of the journey, I carried the patient on my shoulders for two hours,” said Changgar, now 59, who weighed only 60 kg at that time.

Jamyang, vice president of the hospital of Medog, said because of the poor transportation facilities, the hospital was short of large equipment and professionals, and therefore, patients in serious condition had to be transferred to larger hospitals outside the county.

“Some patients died on the way while being carried out,” recalled Jamyang, who has been working at the hospital since 2008.

Because of long trips carrying heavy loads, many male residents in Medog suffer from spinal and knee joint problems even now, according to Jamyang.

ROAD TO PROSPERITY

© Provided by Xinhua

The situation significantly changed following the start of operation of the Medog Highway in October 2013, with vehicles and machines flowing in. Children can now go to school by vehicle, and, whenever needed, patients can be transferred to the city hospital quickly, sometimes by ambulance. Porters are no longer needed.

Wei Changqi, Party chief of the county, said Medog Highway has facilitated the travel of local people, greatly guaranteed the supplies needed for people’s livelihood and the county’s construction, and helped bring down prices of goods in the county. Healthcare and education levels have also been much improved.

Tenzin Gyatso now owns an excavator, which he leases to construction sites. He also runs a homestay and rents it to construction workers. Combined with the income from the tea plantation, his family now earns more than 100,000 yuan a year.

Benefiting from the improved education situation, Tenzin Gyatso’s four children have all studied at universities. “Young men are lucky as they no longer have to be porters as we were,” he said.

© Provided by Xinhua

After graduation, Tenzin Tsomo, Tenzin Gyatso’s eldest daughter, teaches in a high school in the city of Qamdo, more than 1,000 km away from Medog.

To return home, the 30-year-old needs to hire a car to head for Bomi County, where she has to transfer to a bus. The entire trip takes more than 16 hours.

To her delight, the Sichuan-Tibet Railway currently under construction will pass through both Qamdo and Bomi.

“When the railway line starts operation, it will be much more convenient to return home,” said Tenzin Tsomo.

Source

promotion

Google Japan introduces a 1.6 meter keyboard where all the keys are in a row

0

TOKYO, Oct 03 (gearrice.com) –
Google is ready to revolutionize computer keyboards with this incredible bar-shaped keyboard.

Forget everything you know about keyboards. Google Japan just submitted G-board Bara keyboard in the form of bar with the keys in a rowwhich measures 1.6 meters long.

It sounds really crazy, but Google claims that this keyboard with custom keys it is much more ergonomic, and has unsuspected utilities.

What Google Japan has done is to place the more than 100 keys of a conventional keyboard, all in a row. Thus he has obtained a keyboard 165 centimeters long, for only 2 centimeters wide.
…continue reading


Sci-Tech Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Source

promotion

Perez wins eventful F1 Singapore Grand Prix

0

by F1 correspondent Michael Butterworth

BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) — Red Bull’s Sergio Perez took a lights-to-flag win in Sunday’s F1 Singapore Grand Prix, as championship leader Max Verstappen finished only seventh after making an error and ruining a set of tyres.

An eventful and rain-affected race that hit the two-hour time limit also witnessed two separate Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car periods, as drivers struggled to cope with slippery conditions and the unforgiving walls of the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Verstappen could have sealed the 2022 F1 World Championship title if he had won the race and seen his key rivals score low points, but the Dutchman faced an uphill struggle from only eighth on the grid, after having aborted his final qualifying run on Saturday over fuel concerns.

After a slow start that saw him lose four places on the opening lap, Verstappen had clawed his way up to fifth, but locked his tyres badly when trying to pass the McLaren of Lando Norris, necessitating an extra pit stop for a new set and ruining any chance of challenging for victory.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton also had an inconsistent race, coming home ninth after two separate errors, one of which resulted in a replacement front wing.

Heavy rain saw the start delayed by one hour, and when the race did get underway, all the drivers were on Intermediate tyres, with Perez getting the better of pole-sitter Charles Leclerc to pass the Ferrari for the lead at Turn 1.

Though Leclerc put Perez under intense pressure, especially in the mid-portion of the race, the Mexican was able to keep the Monegasque at bay to take his second win of the season and the fourth of his career.

The Mexican’s win remains provisional, however, as stewards investigate a Safety Car infringement. Conscious of a potential time penalty, Red Bull instructed Perez to push hard towards the end of the race to build a gap to Leclerc, with the Mexican eventually crossing the line 7.6 seconds ahead of the Ferrari.

“Certainly my best performance,” said Perez afterwards. “I controlled the race, the last few laps were so intense. I gave it everything for the win today. I have no idea what’s going on [with the investigation]. I was just told to increase the gap. All in all, a fantastic day.”

Behind the top two, Carlos Sainz rounded out the podium for Ferrari, with the McLarens of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo finishing a strong fourth and fifth, after both gained positions thanks to a fortuitously-timed Safety Car period.

Lance Stroll took a strong sixth place for Aston Martin, with Verstappen salvaging seventh after his eventful race, passing Stroll’s teammate Sebastian Vettel on the final lap.

Behind Hamilton, Pierre Gasly rounded out the points positions in his AlphaTauri. George Russell finished outside the points for Mercedes after an early switch to slick tyres proved to be the wrong call.

In a race of unusual attrition by modern F1 standards, Yuki Tsunoda, Esteban Ocon, Alex Albon, Fernando Alonso, Nicholas Latifi and Zhou Guanyu all failed to see the chequered flag.

Despite a poor afternoon, Verstappen still leads the Drivers’ Championship with 341 points. The Dutchman is 104 points ahead of second-placed Leclerc, and will win the title at next weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix if he ends that race with a points lead of at least 112.

Leclerc now has 237 points, but Perez’s win means he has closed to within two points of the Monegasque.

In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull still lead and now have 576 points. Ferrari stay second with 439, and Mercedes remain third with 373 points.

Next weekend sees F1 head to Suzuka for the first Japanese Grand Prix since 2019.

Source

promotion

Famous Japanese Wrestler And Politician Antonio Inoki Dies at age 79

0

According to his management, former Japanese professional wrestler Antonio Inoki passed away at 79 years of age.

Inoki, one of Japan’s most well-known wrestlers, notably faced up against Muhammad Ali in a mixed martial arts fight match in 1976.

Inoki started the New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), a business that promotes Japanese wrestling, in 1972. The NJPW tweeted on Saturday that it was “deeply heartbroken” by the demise of Inoki.

“The group expresses sympathy to Inoki’s family, friends, and fans.” The post further stated that, “His contributions to both the global community and professional wrestling are unparalleled and will always be remembered.”

politician Antonio Inoki

South of Tokyo, in the city of Yokohama, on February 20, 1943, Kanji Inoki was born. According to the NJPW release, Inoki’s family moved to Brazil when he was 13 years old. He was scouted by his mentor and professional wrestler Rikidozan, who he met in Brazil.

Following his debut in 1960, Inoki developed to become one of the world’s most well-known wrestlers after rising to stardom. Inoki competed against Ali in a match that was a rare occurrence for a wrestler and a boxer. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) claims, “It opened the door for Mixed Martial Arts, which would subsequently experience a dramatic rise in popularity.”

Inoki was honored into the WWE’s hall of fame in 2010.

Inoki was the first athlete in his field to enter politics and was chosen to serve in Japan’s national assembly’s upper house both in 1989 and 2013, according to the country’s official broadcaster NHK.

NHK said he traveled to North Korea frequently as a politician to foster better ties between Pyongyang and Tokyo. Additionally, to use sport to promote peace.

Wrestler and politician Antonio Inoki

He organized a professional wrestling match in Pyongyang in 2014 that featured wrestlers from the United States. This venture took place while Japan and North Korea’s ties were in the midst of conflict about the kidnappings of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s.

Tug-of-war and arm-wrestling matches between the performers in the show and the citizens of Pyongyang were featured at the event. Bob “The Beast” Sapp, a former NFL player, was also there. CNN was invited to the event.

Before his passing, Inoki struggled with amyloidosis, a rare condition that affects the body’s organs. 

 

Source: CNN

Also read about wrestler Japanese Wrestler Uses Powerful Butt to Smash Guinness World Record for Balloon Popping


Post Views:
2



Source

promotion

Latest depend of confirmed COVID-19 circumstances worldwide at 1000 GMT, Oct. 2

0

BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) — The following are the most recent updates on the COVID-19 world confirmed circumstances in hardest-hit international locations by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University at 1000 GMT, Oct. 2.

Country Confirmed Cases

World 617,912,451

U.S. 96,392,543

India 44,594,487

France 35,608,285

Brazil 34,672,524

Germany 33,386,229

South Korea 24,819,611

Britain 23,893,496

Italy 22,500,346

Japan 21,147,468

(This article is generated by Xinhua News Robot.)

Source

promotion