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Sep 1, 2015

Four dead, two missing after fishing boats capsize off Nagasaki

Four people were killed and two were missing after six fishing boats capsized early Tuesday off Nagasaki Prefecture as a low pressure system brought strong winds and heavy rain to the region, the Japan Coast Guard said. Five fishing boats capsized off Tsushima Island, ...

Sep 1, 2015

Tablet PCs at schools up fourfold in last two years

The number of tablet computers introduced at public schools across Japan has exceeded 150,000, a fourfold increase in two years, the education ministry said. Tablet PCs can be used in a variety of situations, a ministry official said Monday. “They can easily be taken ...

Sep 1, 2015

Police use Segway to enhance Haneda airport security

Tokyo police introduced the Segway two-wheel electric vehicle Tuesday to strengthen security at Haneda airport ahead of key international events in Japan. It is the first time Japanese police are using the Segway, which go as fast as 20 kph and can travel about ...