Massachusetts twister spares Louisa May Alcott's family home

Aug 23, 2016

Massachusetts twister spares Louisa May Alcott's family home

A tornado that briefly touched down in the Massachusetts town of Concord uprooted trees and damaged dozens of houses but spared the family home of author Louisa May Alcott. The National Weather Service says the EF1 tornado had winds of about 100 mph. EF1 ...

Aug 23, 2016

Japan's SDF to hold evacuation drill in Djibouti

JIJI The Defense Ministry says it will conduct a transport exercise in Djibouti to practice evacuating Japanese nationals in a crisis situation. It will the first drill in the northeastern African country for transporting Japanese expatriates, ministry officials said Monday. The exercise is designed ...

Aug 23, 2016

Government subsidies to help Fukushima farmers restart operations

The central government plans to set up a new subsidy system to help farmers in 12 municipalities near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant restart their operations, according to sources. The program represents part of the government’s efforts to promote the reconstruction of ...