Jun 12, 2015

Teen held over bomb threat at Okayama high school

A 15-year-old male was arrested Thursday for an alleged bomb threat targeting a high school in Bizen, Okayama Prefecture, that was evacuated earlier this week, police said. The teen is suspected of leaving a handwritten note that said: “A bomb has been planted at ...

'Tsunami stairs' popping up in coastal districts

May 8, 2015

'Tsunami stairs' popping up in coastal districts

Low-lying coastal districts are increasingly resorting to a new, cheap but effective means for surviving tsunami: stairs. Highway embankments turned out to be effective evacuation sites for many caught up by the tsunami spawned by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. Now ...

Apr 13, 2015

Bomb scare prompts Germanwings jetliner evacuation

A Germanwings flight bound for Italy from Germany was evacuated late on Sunday due to a bomb threat, the airline said. Germanwings, a budget unit of German airline Lufthansa, has been in the spotlight since one of its planes crashed into a mountain in ...

Apr 8, 2015

Tokyo thanks Beijing for evacuating Japanese tourist from Yemen

Japan thanked China for evacuating a Japanese tourist from war-torn Yemen aboard a Chinese Navy supply vessel, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. The Chinese side invited the male Japanese national to board the ship along with Chinese evacuees, Suga told a news conference ...

New high school opens close to evacuation zone

Apr 8, 2015

New high school opens close to evacuation zone

A new high school adjacent to the radiation exclusion zone in Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday welcomed its first students, including many who fled the area as the 2011 nuclear disaster unfolded. The prefecture-run Futaba Mirai Gakuen High School in the town Hirono has 152 ...