Kyoto fireworks festival blast probed

Aug 16, 2013

Kyoto fireworks festival blast probed

The explosion that ripped through a row of food stalls at a summer fireworks festival in Kyoto Prefecture and left 59 people injured may have been caused by a stall operator gassing up a running generator.

Sumida River fireworks canceled by storm

Jul 27, 2013

Sumida River fireworks canceled by storm

The Sumida River fireworks show, one of the biggest in the nation, was canceled Saturday for the first time in 35 years by a thunderstorm. “It was cloudy at first, but strong winds started to blow after the first 10 minutes and then it ...