A pampered life for Okinawa's yokozuna fighting bulls

Jul 28, 2015

A pampered life for Okinawa's yokozuna fighting bulls

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Blood-shot eyes fixed menacingly on their foe and snorting furiously, two giant bulls smash into each other with shuddering force: in Japanese bullfighting, matadors need not apply. Tongues hanging out and foam dripping from their mouths, the sweat-soaked beasts lock horns as barefooted handlers ...

LDP lawmakers aim to raise battleship Yamato wreckage

Jul 28, 2015

LDP lawmakers aim to raise battleship Yamato wreckage

A group of Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers is considering whether the government can launch a project to salvage wreckage from the World War II battleship Yamato from the bottom of the East China Sea. The lawmakers are also considering collecting the remains of the ...

Jul 27, 2015

Jiji Press disciplines reporter over Okinawa remarks

The Jiji Press news agency decided Monday to take disciplinary measures for employees over inappropriate remarks made by one of its reporters in connection with the Futenma base relocation plan in Okinawa Prefecture. The company decided to suspend the unnamed 47-year-old male employee, who ...

Okinawa bears war scars 70 years on

Jul 15, 2015

Okinawa bears war scars 70 years on

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Toshie Asato still regrets that she could not save the life of her 9-month-old baby in the closing days of World War II 70 years ago. The 94-year-old Okinawan left her home in the village of Kitanakagusuku in the central part of Okinawa island ...