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Aug 31, 2016

Niigata governor suddenly drops re-election bid

Hirohiko Izumida, governor of Niigata Prefecture, said Tuesday that he has decided to withdraw his bid for re-election in the Oct. 16 gubernatorial election. The move may affect Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc.’s efforts to restart its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in the prefecture, ...

Strong Typhoon Lionrock lashes Tohoku

Aug 30, 2016

Strong Typhoon Lionrock lashes Tohoku

Powerful Typhoon Lionrock lashed the Tohoku region late Tuesday afternoon, forcing transport services and schools to close down and residents to evacuate. The typhoon made landfall at Ofunato on the Sanriku coast of Iwate Prefecture shortly before 6 p.m. Later in the evening it ...