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Magnitude 8.5 quake strikes off eastern Japan, no tsunami danger or damage reports

TOKYO - A magnitude 8.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings in Tokyo, but there was no danger of a tsunami and no reports of damage since the quake was extremely deep.

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Eisai drug extends survival in patients with rare cancers 12:30pm BST

CHICAGO, May 30 - A drug made by Japan's Eisai Co that was originally derived from sea sponges helped extend lives of patients with soft-tissue cancers known as sarcomas by two months, a significant advance for these rare cancers with few treatment options, Belgian researchers said on Saturday.

U.S. to bring Japan under its cyber defense umbrella 12:01pm BST

TOKYO - The United States will extend its cyber defense umbrella over Japan, helping its Asian ally cope with the growing threat of online attacks against military bases and infrastructure such as power grids, the two nations said in a joint statement on Saturday.

U.S. to bring Japan under its cyber defence umbrella 12:01pm BST

TOKYO - The United States will extend its cyber defence umbrella over Japan, helping its Asian ally cope with the growing threat of online attacks against military bases and infrastructure such as power grids, the two nations said in a joint statement on Saturday.

Japan to step up financial support for Africa mining projects 6:32am BST

TOKYO, May 30 - Japan aims to step up financial support to promote investment by Japanese companies in African mines by accelerating bilateral meetings with each African country to bring more mining projects forward, the nation's industry minister said on Saturday.

Japan says China, others must behave responsibly on South China Sea 3:48am BST

SINGAPORE - Japan's Minister of Defense warned on Saturday that land reclamation projects in the South China Sea risked plunging the region into disorder and urged nations, including China, to behave responsibly.