Three bodies found in Gifu home

Nov 18, 2016

Three bodies found in Gifu home

Three bodies have been found in a home in Gifu, with the cause of death suspected to be illness or starvation, police said Friday. Of the three, a man and a woman discovered in the same room appeared to have died more than a ...

U.N. official pitches agricultural heritage in Japan

Jul 25, 2016

U.N. official pitches agricultural heritage in Japan

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Kundhavi Kadiresan of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has made her first visit to Japan to promote Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, an award by the organization aimed at boosting eco-tourism and preserving traditional agricultural systems. “People always want to connect with their ...

Two brothers die in Gifu river collision

Jun 13, 2016

Two brothers die in Gifu river collision

A Brazilian woman was arrested Monday after a two boys, aged 10 and 3, were killed the previous day when her Jet Ski collided with their inflatable boat on the Kiso River in Gifu Prefecture, police said. Marjori Mayumi Fugimoto, 27, from Komaki in ...

Jan 4, 2016

Gifu man's missing ostrich found dead in nearby woods

An ostrich that had escaped from its owner in Gifu Prefecture at the end of last year was found dead Sunday with the branch of a tree protruding from in its neck, the Asahi Shimbun reported Monday. The ostrich was about 2 meters tall, ...

Dec 11, 2015

Gifu assemblyman retracts jeer against gays

As the nation gradually addresses human rights issues involving sexual minorities, including whether to recognize same-sex unions as legitimate marriages, the changes are stirring a sense of crisis in some politicians. A member of the Gifu Prefectural Assembly held a news conference Friday to ...