Seven bodies found after fire guts home in Akita

May 2, 2015

Seven bodies found after fire guts home in Akita

Seven bodies have been recovered after a fire burned down a house and spread to two nearby structures in Yuzawa, Akita Prefecture, on Friday night, police and firefighters said. The authorities are trying to identify the bodies, believing that they are the seven members ...

Mar 19, 2015

Three die while working on Nyuto Hot Spring in Akita

Three men died after they were found suffering cardiac arrest in a hot spring village in northeastern Japan, police said. Firefighters suspect the men were exposed to hydrogen sulfide. The three were working to adjust the temperature and amount of hot water near a ...

Tohoku flooding leaves one dead

Aug 9, 2013

Tohoku flooding leaves one dead

At least eight houses were swept away by floods and at least one person died Friday as torrential rain hit parts of northern Japan, prompting the Meteorological Agency to issue evacuation warnings. A 91-year-old woman died in Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture, following a landslide, according ...