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 ...