Powerful earthquake in western Japan knocks out power, injures 7

A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously. The Japan Meteorological Agency ... ( read original story ...)

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Tokyo (CNN)A preliminary 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake, which was 6.3 kilometers in depth, hit near Kurayoshi city to the west of Osaka, the USGS said. Almost 80,000 households suffered ... ( read original story ...)

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Marking the first time that Japan will adopt...statutory rules on corporate disclosure, the move...will likely broaden the scope of current...requirements put in place by the Tokyo Stock...Exchange and clarify what constitutes material and...insider information. ( read original story ...)


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