Feb 20, 2014

Last week's snowfall in Japan left more than 20,000 people cut off

More than 20,000 people in Tokyo and nine other prefectures in eastern Japan were cut off following heavy snowfalls last week, local government tallies showed Thursday. The total is probably higher because officials were having a tough time ascertaining the numbers in areas hit ...

Feb 19, 2014

Forum offers chance to learn about working for NPO

by Atsushi Kodera

People who want to work for a nonprofit organization will have a chance Saturday to learn firsthand what the job entails at the NPO Shigoto Forum 2014 in Tokyo, a job fair focusing on nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations. “It seems NPOs are better organized ...

Thousands still cut off by snowfall

Feb 17, 2014

Thousands still cut off by snowfall

The record snowfall that hit eastern Japan over the weekend continued to leave thousands of people stranded in remote towns in the Kanto, Tohoku and other regions on Monday. In Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, the closure of a highway has cut off some 1,200 residents, ...

Feb 12, 2014

Masuzoe eyes visit to Sochi

New Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe has expressed a desire to visit Sochi during the Olympic Games to meet International Olympic Committee officials as the Japanese capital gears up to host the 2020 Summer Games. “Arrangements need to be made with the whole metropolitan government, ...

Worst blizzard in 45 years claims 11; 1,200 hurt

Feb 9, 2014

Worst blizzard in 45 years claims 11; 1,200 hurt

Saturday’s blizzard, the worst to hit the Tokyo area in almost half a century, is being blamed for 11 deaths nationwide and more than 1,200 people being injured as accumulations continued to disrupt transportation on Sunday. The heavy snow that blanketed eastern Japan halted ...