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Kyushu downpour-triggered landslides leave woman in coma

Jun 29, 2016

Kyushu downpour-triggered landslides leave woman in coma

Heavy rain in Kyushu Tuesday caused landslides in Kagoshima and Nagasaki prefectures, leaving a woman in a coma. According to the Meteorological Agency, 263 mm of rain was reported in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, in 24 hours up to 12:40 p.m. Tuesday. A woman in ...

Jun 28, 2016

Hospitals sought for treating 'medical tourists'

An incorporated association promoting the globalization of Japanese medical services said it will publicly solicit medical institutions seeking to be registered on a list of hospitals prepared to treat foreign patients. Compiling the list has been planned under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s growth strategy ...

Man turns himself in over damage to rock monument in Gifu

Jun 28, 2016

Man turns himself in over damage to rock monument in Gifu

A man turned himself in to the police Tuesday evening in Gifu Prefecture, saying he drove climbing accessories into a rock designated as a national treasure. The central government is investigating inadequate local protection for natural monuments after two bolt hangers were found driven ...

Farm minister admits taking ¥200,000 from poultry lobbyist

Jun 28, 2016

Farm minister admits taking ¥200,000 from poultry lobbyist

Agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama admitted Tuesday receiving ¥200,000 in cash last year from the head of an industry body while holding a key position in the Liberal Democratic Party on negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership but before he joined the Cabinet. Moriyama said he ...