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Home for aging guide dogs, owners in works

| Jun 1, 2015

Home for aging guide dogs, owners in works

The Chubu Guide Dog for the Blind Association based in Nagoya is working to build the nation’s first intensive care nursing home where elderly people and retired guide dogs can live together. The association, which trains and provides guide dogs to visually impaired people ...

700-kg kite in Shiga slams into crowd, injuring four

Jun 1, 2015

700-kg kite in Shiga slams into crowd, injuring four

A massive kite at a festival in Higashiomi, Shiga Prefecture, crashed into a crowd of spectators Sunday, injuring four people, the fire department said. The kite, measuring about 13 meters by 12 meters, was roughly the size of 100 tatami and weighed around 700 ...

Eight-car pileup on Yokohama Bay Bridge injures 10

Jun 1, 2015

Eight-car pileup on Yokohama Bay Bridge injures 10

A total of eight vehicles were involved in a multiple-car pileup on the Yokohama Bay Bridge on Monday morning that left 10 people injured, the Kanagawa Prefectural Police said. Although no one was seriously hurt, all 10 were sent to hospitals, authorities said. Police ...

May 31, 2015

Okinawa Gov. Onaga to meet with senior U.S. officials

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga will meet with senior officials from the U.S. State and Defense departments in Washington on Wednesday, federal government sources said. From the Defense Department, Cara Abercrombie, acting deputy assistant secretary for East Asia, is expected speak with Onaga. The department ...