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Sep 5, 2014

Chongryon leader departs for North Korea

Ho Jong Man, chairman of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), left Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport for North Korea on Friday. Ho’s visit to the North is his first since the government in 2006 banned Chongryon executives from re-entering Japan ...

30,000 urged to evacuate as downpours lash northern Kyoto

Sep 5, 2014

30,000 urged to evacuate as downpours lash northern Kyoto

Heavy rainfall was reported in the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture early Friday morning, prompting local governments to issue evacuation advisories to more than 30,000 people, NHK reported Friday. In Ayabe, Kyoto, nearly 200 mm of rain, a record amount, fell in the three ...

Fukushima governor will not seek re-election

Sep 5, 2014

Fukushima governor will not seek re-election

Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato said Thursday that he will not seek a third term in office and will not run in the gubernatorial election in late October, citing his recent decision to accept a plan to build contaminated soil storage facilities near the crippled ...