Household debris in wake of Tottori quake posing municipal headaches

Oct 25, 2016

Household debris in wake of Tottori quake posing municipal headaches

Broken furniture and other household debris are piling up in the wake of Friday’s magnitude-6.6 earthquake in Tottori Prefecture, and municipal governments are struggling to deal with the mess. Residents have been leaving broken electronic appliances at temporary waste disposal sites despite government requests ...

Younger students attend school in quake-hit Tottori Prefecture

Oct 24, 2016

Younger students attend school in quake-hit Tottori Prefecture

Elementary and junior high schools in Tottori Prefecture opened as normal Monday following Friday’s magnitude-6.6 earthquake, but some prefecture-run high schools were closed. The Meteorological Agency has called on the public to stay alert as seismic activity is still continuing in the area. In ...

Okayama girl, 5, youngest to be deemed 'yokai' ghost world expert

Nov 26, 2015

Okayama girl, 5, youngest to be deemed 'yokai' ghost world expert

A 5-year-old girl has become the youngest expert on Japan’s yokai, a world of ghosts and other supernatural beings, according to the test organizers in the city of Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, where famous yokai manga artist Shigeru Mizuki comes from. Mana Umemoto, from the ...

Oct 19, 2015

Tottori rocked by spate of quakes

A series of earthquakes registering 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 shook Tottori Prefecture on Sunday, raising fears among local residents. The first quake hit at 8:30 a.m. with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2, followed by a temblor at 8:36 a.m. ...

Tottori Starbucks opening draws 1,000 people

May 23, 2015

Tottori Starbucks opening draws 1,000 people

About 1,000 people lined up Saturday for the opening of the first Starbucks outlet in Tottori Prefecture. Japan’s least populated prefecture was the last in which the coffee chain lacked a presence. The outlet, near a train station in the city of Tottori, the ...

Tottori Airport bets on Conan to reel in tourists

Mar 16, 2015

Tottori Airport bets on Conan to reel in tourists

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Can a boy detective succeed in luring more foreign tourists to a small western prefecture? Shinji Hirai, governor of Tottori Prefecture, sure thinks so. The boy to whom Hirai has entrusted his dream of promoting Tottori Airport and consequently Tottori, is named Conan Edogawa. ...