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Heavy snow traps over 300 vehicles in western Japan

Jan 24, 2017

Heavy snow traps over 300 vehicles in western Japan

More than 300 vehicles were stranded in the snow early Tuesday on highways and major roads along the Sea of Japan coast, prompting a request for troops to help with rescue efforts. Roughly 200 vehicles were held up on National Route 373 in the ...

3/11 Tohoku disaster hero character proving TV hit in Thailand

Jan 24, 2017

3/11 Tohoku disaster hero character proving TV hit in Thailand

A Japanese hero character created in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami is growing in popularity in Thailand through a television program. The television show, named after the character, “Tohoku Gasshin Miraigar” (“Miraigar, God of Tohoku”), has been broadcast ...

A blaze in Tokyo high-rise kills one, hospitalizes 10 others

Jan 24, 2017

A blaze in Tokyo high-rise kills one, hospitalizes 10 others

One woman died and another 10 people were injured after a fire broke out in a 26-story condominium high-rise in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward early Tuesday morning. According to the Tokyo Fire Department, which received a call around 4:25 a.m., the fire started in a ...