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August 19, 1988 | Associated Press
The government asked the Soviet Union to scale down a planned artillery exercise in the Sea of Japan beginning today, Foreign Ministry officials said Thursday. Japan fears the exercise could hurt fishermen operating near the exercise area. The request was presented to the Soviet government by the Japanese Embassy in Moscow on Wednesday.
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NEWS
December 25, 1986 | United Press International
Nine South Korean sailors adrift at sea in a life raft for five days after a fishing boat accident were rescued Wednesday, and maritime authorities launched an extensive search for 15 others missing in the Sea of Japan, officials said.
NEWS
January 27, 1986 | United Press International
A wall of snow roared down a hillside onto the remote village of Nou on the Sea of Japan coast, destroying 11 houses and killing 13 people in the country's worst avalanche in nearly 30 years, police said today.
NEWS
December 25, 1988 | Associated Press
The Japanese coast guard launched a search Saturday in the Sea of Japan for the 16,194-ton Panamanian freighter Megataurus, which has not been heard from for eight days on a voyage to Japan from the Philippines.
NEWS
October 18, 1998 | Associated Press
Typhoon Zeb cut a destructive swath through Asia, killing dozens and disrupting transportation. It weakened into a tropical storm today as it crossed over the Japanese archipelago and moved over the Sea of Japan. Eleven people were reported killed in Japan in landslides and weather-related accidents. At least 74 died in the Philippines and 18 in Taiwan.
NEWS
February 9, 1985 | From Reuters
Ten Japanese fishermen died and one was missing after their vessel sank Friday off Oki Island in the Sea of Japan, the Japanese coast guard said. A coast guard official said the 19-ton No. 16 Kotoshima Maru with a crew of 11 went down in high seas off Cape Saigo, in southwestern Japan.
NEWS
June 5, 1994 | Associated Press
Japan has agreed to build a floating treatment facility to help Russia dispose of the liquid nuclear waste it has been dumping into the Sea of Japan, a Foreign Ministry official said Friday. The two governments agreed that Japan would pay for most of the plant's cost with money from a $95-million grant Tokyo has already extended to Russia for dismantling nuclear warheads, the official said.
WORLD
September 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Typhoon Nabi weakened to a tropical storm after killing at least 18 people, flooding towns and causing landslides in southwestern Japan. Still packing winds up to 67 mph, it moved over the Sea of Japan and later hit the northern island of Hokkaido, where up to 10 inches of rain was expected, the Meteorological Agency said. More than 300,000 people had evacuated in the southwest. Several people are listed as missing.
TRAVEL
June 9, 1991
Perhaps inflation has affected the numbering of most scenic spots in Japan ("Land of the Paper Birds: A Journey Through Beautiful, Baffling Japan," April 28), but I was taught years ago that the traditional most scenic spots in Japan are three in number: Miyajima near Hiroshima; Matsushima near Sendai, and Amanohashidate on the Sea of Japan. In his article, Simon Hogart said that there are six. NAOMI KASHIWABARA San Diego
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