Jan 17, 2016

Japan to tackle child poverty in Okinawa

The government announced Saturday it plans to implement from April antipoverty measures in Okinawa Prefecture targeted at children, including the placement of more than 100 specialized staff and the creation of around-the-clock assistance centers. Child poverty has become a serious issue in the nation’s ...

Great white shark dies after three days in Okinawa aquarium

Jan 8, 2016

Great white shark dies after three days in Okinawa aquarium

A great white shark has died after spending barely three days in a rare case of captivity in a Japanese aquarium. The 3.5-meter (11.5-foot) shark, which was accidentally caught in a net in southwestern Japan on Tuesday, died early Friday, according to Okinawa Churaumi ...