Boso beachcombers find treasures in the sand

Dec 30, 2015

Boso beachcombers find treasures in the sand

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If one looks carefully, beaches are a mine of tiny treasures washed ashore. The shoreline along the city of Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture is one such spot for people who want to experience beachcombing. There beachcombers can find beautiful shells, or pieces of coral ...

Dec 25, 2015

Public hospital in Chiba removes patient's breast by mistake

A public hospital in Chiba Prefecture said Friday it removed the right breast of a female patient in her 30s by mistake based on data belonging to a patient with more aggressive breast cancer. The prefecture-run Chiba Cancer Center in Chiba city said the ...

Dec 25, 2015

Chiba government workers get longer year-end break

The municipal government of Chiba held an end-of-year ceremony for its workers on Friday, three days earlier than last year, so more government officials can take a longer holiday — as long as nine consecutive days for some, starting Saturday. The city said that, ...

23-ton collapse blocks Chiba tunnel; no one injured

Dec 24, 2015

23-ton collapse blocks Chiba tunnel; no one injured

A 23.5-ton section of new mortar collapsed in a tunnel in Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, on Wednesday, but no one was injured, the prefectural government said. A traffic controller noticed the mortar falling over a 20-meter stretch of the 91.3-meter tunnel at around 8:10 a.m. ...