Hyogo group issues multilingual disaster preparation guidebook

Oct 15, 2014

Hyogo group issues multilingual disaster preparation guidebook

The Hyogo International Association in Hyogo Prefecture has created a disaster preparation guidebook in nine languages, including Vietnamese and Spanish, for families that can’t speak Japanese. The guidebook provides explanations of eight kinds of natural disasters common in Japan, including mudslides, and Japanese terms ...

Kobe slaying victim's school to go ahead with sports day

Sep 30, 2014

Kobe slaying victim's school to go ahead with sports day

The elementary school in Kobe grieving over the murder of a 6-year-old student will press ahead with its sports day this weekend — at the family’s request. Mirei Ikuta went missing in Nagata Ward on Sept. 11. Her dismembered body was found dumped in ...

Jul 4, 2014

Kobe ties free Wi-Fi access offer to passports

Officials in Kobe said Friday the city will launch a free wireless Internet service for foreign tourists from the end of this month. The service is aimed at improving services for tourists visiting the city while encouraging them to share their experiences instantly on ...

Pen inks reflect colors of Kobe city

Jun 18, 2014

Pen inks reflect colors of Kobe city

by Kenichi Iinuma

When Kobe was struggling to recover from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, stationery designer Naoyuki Takeuchi would take solace in the vivid colors of nature found around town. In 2007, the employee of Nagasawa Stationery Center in Kobe’s Chuo Ward launched a fountain pen ...