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 ...

Decorated apples to be sent off to France

Oct 27, 2016

Decorated apples to be sent off to France

Apples featuring images of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande were packed in Aomori Prefecture on Thursday to be shipped as a gift to the French leader and others. Employees of Sato Fukuroten Co., a farm ...

Jan 11, 2016

Magnitude-4.5 quake hits northeastern Japan; no tsunami alert

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 jolted northeastern Japan on Monday, but there were no fears of tsunami, the Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the 3:26 p.m. quake that was centered in Aomori Prefecture ...