Takuro Kishimoto

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Legislators turning to Internet for funds

Jun 24, 2014

Legislators turning to Internet for funds

Younger lawmakers are increasingly turning to crowdfunding as a way of raising money to finance their political activities. Ryota Kimura, a 30-year-old member of the Hirakata Municipal Assembly in Osaka Prefecture, recently asked for ¥100,000 on an online crowdfunding site to cover some of ...

Jul 18, 2009

Quake monitoring site has roots in wartime

NAGANO — A large underground display screen on a mountain in the city of Nagano reflected an abnormal seismic wave with an alarm at 9:54:40 a.m. May 25. Matsushiro Seismological Observatory officials studied the earthquake wave, pinpointed its direction and distance and immediately reported ...