New map shines light on Tokyo air raid horrors

Mar 9, 2014

New map shines light on Tokyo air raid horrors

by Ayako Mie

In an attempt to preserve people’s fading memories of the World War II air raids on Tokyo, scholars and citizens have drawn up what is considered the most comprehensive map so far of their efforts to escape from U.S. bombs. In the largest air ...

Fewer than 40 percent of Tokyoites prepared for big quake

Mar 8, 2014

Fewer than 40 percent of Tokyoites prepared for big quake

Fewer than 40 percent of Tokyo’s residents and commuters have taken specific measures to prepare for the possibility of a major earthquake striking the capital, despite the nation’s latest wave of disaster preparedness campaigns, a Metropolitan Police Department survey said. The survey, released Friday, ...

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, ...