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Apr 16, 2016

Small eruption seen on Mount Aso after latest quakes

A small eruption occurred at Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture on Saturday around 8:30 a.m. local time following a strong earthquake in the area, with smoke rising about 100 meters (300 feet) high, public broadcaster NHK reported. The Japanese Meteorological Agency kept its alert ...

Yakuza offshoot quickly earns formal gang designation

Apr 15, 2016

Yakuza offshoot quickly earns formal gang designation

The Hyogo Safety Commission said Friday it has designated Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, a splinter group of Japan’s biggest crime syndicate, Yamaguchi-gumi, as an organized crime group under the anti-gang law. By the designation, valid for three years, authorities will be allowed to order the splinter ...

Apr 15, 2016

UNESCO board calls for revising documentary registration guidelines

UNESCO’s Executive Board has adopted a resolution calling for revised guidelines around its documentary registration system to secure transparency and avoid conflicts among member states. The move on Thursday came in the wake of the U.N. body’s listing last year of China’s Nanjing Massacre ...