Korean buys on Tsushima rouse rightists' fears

Apr 10, 2014

Korean buys on Tsushima rouse rightists' fears

South Korean businesses are increasingly acquiring real estate around the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s base on Tsushima Island, arousing speculation that some of the purchases are related to espionage by Seoul. Tsushima is situated in the Sea of Japan about 50 km from the Korean ...

Apr 1, 2014

Hague court ruling looks to sideline whalers

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi indicated his desire Tuesday to find ways for Japan to continue whaling despite the International Court of Justice’s order to discontinue the activity. While expressing regret over the ICJ’s ruling Monday that the country must stop its ...

Mar 30, 2014

Sasebo likely to host SDF marines

The new amphibious unit being formed by the Self-Defense Forces will likely be based in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, according to Defense Ministry officials. The ministry has opened talks with the Sasebo Municipal Government on the plan, the officials said. It calls for the new ...

Study links yellow dust to more people going to emergency rooms

Mar 12, 2014

Study links yellow dust to more people going to emergency rooms

A study released Wednesday by a team of Japanese researchers found emergency room admissions increased when levels of yellow dust originating in China were high. The team, including Dr. Kayo Ueda, a researcher with the National Institute for Environmental Studies, found the rise could ...

Jan 28, 2014

U.S. posts medical info on A-bombs

The U.S. Energy Department has made available online a report about the medical effects of the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, according to a Japanese scholar. Shigenobu Nagataki, an honorary professor at Nagasaki University, asked U.S. authorities last year to release ...

Fishermen seek big fine for blown Isahaya dike deadline

Dec 25, 2013

Fishermen seek big fine for blown Isahaya dike deadline

Fishermen in Nagasaki and Saga prefectures filed a petition Tuesday calling for a fine of ¥100 million per day on the government for not abiding by a court ruling that ordered the opening of floodgates in a state reclamation project in Isahaya Bay in ...

Kennedy says Nagasaki visit 'deeply moving'

Dec 10, 2013

Kennedy says Nagasaki visit 'deeply moving'

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday visited Nagasaki for the first time since taking up her post last month. After visiting the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Kennedy said the visit was a “deeply moving experience” and that she would like to support the activities ...

Nagasaki boasts local wheat for 'chanpon'

Dec 4, 2013

Nagasaki boasts local wheat for 'chanpon'

Nagasaki Prefecture has developed a new type of wheat fit for production of “chanpon” noodles, a local speciality. Officials in the prefectural government say chanpon noodles made with locally grown wheat will be served in restaurants as early as 2015. According to the officials, ...