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‘Geocloud’ technology set to aid LGUs on disasters

By Roy Mabasa The Philippines, being one of the most disaster-risk-prone countries in the world, is now the focus of a Japanese-funded project called "geocloud" technologies…

The H-IIA rocket blasts off from the Tanegashima space centre in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan. (AFP Photo/Jiji Press / MANILA BULLETIN)

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

By Agence France-Presse Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of…

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Japan’s chastened Abe rules on

by Kelly Olsen (Agence France-Presse) Tokyo, Japan — Less than six months ago Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared poised to stay in power until 2021, becoming…


Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (R) and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson participate in a news conference after a meeting of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee at the State Department, on August 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

US insists military ready to counter North Korea

By Agence France-Presse Senior US officials insisted they are ready to respond to any North Korean attack Thursday, after a White House aide dismissed talk…