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 ...

Nov 24, 2016

M6.1 offshore quake jolts Tohoku region but no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted northeastern and eastern Japan on Thursday morning, the region hit by a more powerful quake two days ago, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued. No abnormalities were observed at two nuclear power ...

Nov 22, 2016

Tokyo commuters and other travelers rattled by quake

Tuesday morning’s powerful earthquake may have been centered off the Tohoku coast, but it also had an impact on Tokyo, where disruptions in train services left commuters and other travelers stranded. At JR Ueno Station, people wanting to travel to Tohoku formed long lines ...