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Jul 28, 2015

Fukuoka ancient monuments tabbed for UNESCO heritage list

The Council for Cultural Affairs has picked a group of five ancient monuments in Fukuoka Prefecture as a candidate for UNESCO cultural heritage status in 2017. The government will recommend the Munakata-Okinoshima monuments to UNESCO by next Feb. 1 for screening by the World ...

Jul 28, 2015

Fukushima compensation increased to ¥7 trillion

The government has approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima nuclear crisis to ¥7.07 trillion as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co will receive ¥950 billion more in ...

Volcanic alert raised for Mount Meakandake in Hokkaido

Jul 28, 2015

Volcanic alert raised for Mount Meakandake in Hokkaido

The Meteorological Agency has raised the volcanic alert for Mount Meakandake in Hokkaido, saying a small eruption is possible. The five-point threat level for the 1,499-meter mountain in Akan National Park in eastern Hokkaido was raised on Tuesday from 1, “be mindful that the ...