Chiba Gov. Morita returned for third four-year term

/ Mar 27, 2017

Chiba Gov. Morita returned for third four-year term

Chiba Gov. Kensaku Morita won a third four-year term in Sunday’s gubernatorial election, beating three independent newcomers. The 67-year-old actor-turned-governor and former House of Representatives member highlighted his success in promoting two locations in the prefecture as sports venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics ...

Mar 26, 2017

Bird flu toll in Miyagi, Chiba kept down to 270,000 chickens

The chicken cull sparked by the nation’s latest bird flu outbreaks fell short of the originally planned goal of 300,000 Sunday as authorities in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures opted to settle for roughly 209,000 and 62,000 chickens, respectively. The two prefectures north of Tokyo ...

300,000 chickens doomed as bird flu spreads to Miyagi, Chiba

Mar 24, 2017

300,000 chickens doomed as bird flu spreads to Miyagi, Chiba

Authorities in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures began culling nearly 300,000 chickens Friday after the highly pathogenic H5 strain of bird flu was detected in dead chickens at local poultry farms. In Japan’s latest bird flu outbreak, the Miyagi Prefectural Government plans to cull 220,000 ...

Mar 17, 2017

Newborn's corpse found at Tokyo Disneyland waste treatment plant

The body of a newborn child was found at a waste treatment facility next to the Tokyo Disneyland theme park just outside Tokyo on Thursday afternoon, police said. Authorities suspect the child’s body, whose sex was not immediately clear, was dumped within the seaside ...

Japan zoo culls monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

Feb 21, 2017

Japan zoo culls monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

A zoo in the city of Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture, has culled 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an “invasive alien species,” officials said Tuesday. The Takagoyama Nature Zoo housed 164 simians that it believed were all ...

Fuji Heavy engineers get through Osprey maintenance training

Feb 3, 2017

Fuji Heavy engineers get through Osprey maintenance training

Engineers from Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. have mostly completed their maintenance training for the Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft deployed in Okinawa Prefecture, according to the U.S. Marine Corps. A repair facility for the forward-deployed Osprey fleet opened at the Ground Self-Defense Force camp in ...