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Typhoon Goni batters Okinawa, heads for Kyushu

Aug 24, 2015

Typhoon Goni batters Okinawa, heads for Kyushu

Typhoon Goni, which battered Okinawa and was over the East China Sea on Monday, was poised to make a landfall on Kyushu on Tuesday morning, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of violent winds and high waves. The weather agency also alerted residents in ...

Explosion rocks warehouse at U.S. military base in Kanagawa

Aug 24, 2015

Explosion rocks warehouse at U.S. military base in Kanagawa

An explosion rocked a warehouse at a U.S. military base in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 40 km southwest of Tokyo, but there were no reports of injuries, fire officials said on Monday. The local fire department said it received a call just after midnight ...

Aichi meets challenge of surge in non-Japanese students

| Aug 24, 2015

Aichi meets challenge of surge in non-Japanese students

Schools in Japan are struggling to meet the needs of children with non-Japanese parents who come from a diverse range of countries. Aichi Prefecture, which has the largest concentration of non-Japanese pupils in the country, has strong expertise in supporting Portuguese-speaking Brazilian children who ...

Aug 24, 2015

Tepco bid to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant stymied by governor

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s road back to becoming a nuclear power utility remains uncertain amid staunch local opposition to restarting the facility at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa in Niigata Prefecture. The plant is the world’s biggest nuclear power facility. Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida said after meeting regulators ...