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Aug 23, 2016

Japan's SDF to hold evacuation drill in Djibouti

JIJI The Defense Ministry says it will conduct a transport exercise in Djibouti to practice evacuating Japanese nationals in a crisis situation. It will the first drill in the northeastern African country for transporting Japanese expatriates, ministry officials said Monday. The exercise is designed ...

Aug 23, 2016

Government subsidies to help Fukushima farmers restart operations

The central government plans to set up a new subsidy system to help farmers in 12 municipalities near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant restart their operations, according to sources. The program represents part of the government’s efforts to promote the reconstruction of ...

Ceremony marks 72nd anniversary of torpedoed ship

Aug 22, 2016

Ceremony marks 72nd anniversary of torpedoed ship

A memorial service was held Monday to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of the Tsushima Maru, in which more than 1,400 people, mainly schoolchildren, were killed after the ship was torpedoed by a U.S. submarine during World War II. During the ceremony ...

Fukuoka mother arrested after four children found dead

Aug 22, 2016

Fukuoka mother arrested after four children found dead

A mother in Sue, Fukuoka Prefecture, was arrested Monday for allegedly killing her four children, who were found dead in their home, police said. The police said they were questioning Junko Fuchi, 41, as the suspect in a possible murder-suicide attempt. The children’s father, ...