Two cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

Dec 8, 2016

Two cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

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Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown joined his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary — as friends. Nagaoka Mayor Tatsunobu Isoda lay flowers at the main memorial event ...

Chicken industry, crested ibis under bird flu siege in Niigata

Dec 2, 2016

Chicken industry, crested ibis under bird flu siege in Niigata

Farmers of Niigata jidori chicken are worried the simultaneous bird flu outbreaks in Niigata Prefecture will heavily damage the premium brand, even though it remains unaffected and the virus poses no threat to people. Local authorities are culling tens of thousands of chickens to ...

Niigata governor, Tepco execs to meet Tuesday

Nov 24, 2016

Niigata governor, Tepco execs to meet Tuesday

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Thursday that its first meeting with new Niigata Gov. Ryuichi Yoneyama will be held at the Niigata Prefectural Government’s offices in Niigata next Tuesday. The meeting, initially scheduled for last Tuesday, was canceled by the magnitude-7.4 earthquake ...

Could nuclear advocacy be Abe's undoing?

| Oct 29, 2016

Could nuclear advocacy be Abe's undoing?

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Voters have elected anti-nuclear governors in Kagoshima and Niigata prefectures in recent months. These elections can be considered referenda on nuclear power because that issue was the main focus of debate in both campaigns. The results have put Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — and ...