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Nagoya co-ed confesses to killing elderly woman

Jan 27, 2015

Nagoya co-ed confesses to killing elderly woman

Police arrested a female Nagoya University student Tuesday on suspicion of killing an elderly woman who was found dead earlier in the day in the suspect’s apartment. They said the 19-year-old student admitted to murdering Tomoko Mori, 77, by hitting her head with an ...

Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film

Jan 27, 2015

Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film

by Keiji Hirano

In the days of uncertainty immediately following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, documentary filmmaker Masako Sakata turned to a book written by her late mother, an anti-nuclear campaigner, to try to make sense of what was happening. The book, “Please Listen,” is a ...

Jan 27, 2015

Panel to check former governor's OK of Futenma transfer

In a bid to block the planned relocation of the Futenma military base within Okinawa, the prefectural government has created a panel to examine the last governor’s approval of the offshore landfill project for the new site. The six-member panel, including lawyers and environmental ...