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Evacuation order lifted as Wakayama refinery fire abates

Jan 23, 2017

Evacuation order lifted as Wakayama refinery fire abates

A fire at an oil refinery that forced nearby residents to evacuate Sunday in Wakayama Prefecture subsided early Monday. The evacuation order for some 3,000 residents was lifted by local authorities shortly after 4 a.m., NHK reported. According to local police and fire departments, ...

Hibakusha urge Trump to put humanity first

Jan 22, 2017

Hibakusha urge Trump to put humanity first

Hibakusha expressed concern Saturday about the prospects of nuclear disarmament under new U.S. President Donald Trump, with one calling on him to think from the perspective of all humanity rather than his signature phrase of “America First.” Sunao Tsuboi, head of the Japan Confederation ...

Kyoto promotes high-grade Uji green tea in Paris

Jan 22, 2017

Kyoto promotes high-grade Uji green tea in Paris

Confronted with slumping domestic consumption, producers of high-quality Uji green tea and the Kyoto Prefectural Government are working together to make a sales pitch abroad. As part of their overseas campaign, they invited a group of about 40 French entrepreneurs and journalists to a ...