Dec 3, 2014

Fukui man admits burying his mother, sister in his yard

Police on Wednesday arrested a 53-year-old man from Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, who is initially suspected of burying the bodies of his mother and sister in the yard of his home. Teruhiko Ikemi, a guitar craftsman, has owned up to the allegations, the police said. ...

Aug 5, 2014

Fukui plant worker caught stealing copper tubing

A 39-year-old employee was arrested in Fukui Prefecture on Monday after being caught trying to steal copper tubing from a metalworking plant he worked at. Manabu Hirabayashi from the city of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, was caught by police red-handed at the plant along with ...

May 27, 2014

Utility may restart Oi reactors before high court ruling

Kansai Electric Power Co. may restart reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant in spite of a district court ruling if the step is approved by the regulator, the government and citizens, the company’s president said Tuesday. Kansai Electric may restart the No. 3 ...

Town woos 'cosplayers' for tourism

May 15, 2014

Town woos 'cosplayers' for tourism

Officials in Minamiechizen, Fukui Prefecture, are accepting applications from “cosplay” aficionados for the town’s third annual dress-up photo shoot. The one-day event, to be held this year on June 8 at the town’s “seiyokan,” or Western-style house, is intended to boost tourism. The house, ...