Second of two emus on lam in Japan nabbed safely

Nov 26, 2015

Second of two emus on lam in Japan nabbed safely

Police and animal protection center officials captured the last of two emus, an ostrich-like bird from Australia, that escaped from a farm in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, earlier this month. On Wednesday afternoon a 20-member team comprising Takasaki police officers, officials from Gunma Safari Park ...

Nov 22, 2015

Two die in Gunma chopper crash

A small private helicopter crashed near an expressway in a mountainous area in Annaka, Gunma Prefecture, on Sunday, killing its two occupants. Police have yet to identity the victims and are investigating the cause of accident. At around 10:55 a.m., police received an emergency ...

JAL in quest to boost safety, 30 years after deadliest crash

Aug 12, 2015

JAL in quest to boost safety, 30 years after deadliest crash

The Japan Airlines jumbo jet crash of 1985, which killed 520 people, remains the world’s deadliest single-aircraft accident ever and Japan’s last fatal accident involving a commercial flight. Three decades on, the airline faces the daunting challenge of maintaining employee commitment to safety. More ...

Gunma governor re-elected to third term

Jul 6, 2015

Gunma governor re-elected to third term

Masaaki Osawa won a third term as governor of Gunma Prefecture on Sunday, beating a former junior high school teacher. Osawa, 69, who ran as an independent but was backed by the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, had the support of more than 70 ...

Wild winds cause damage, injury in Gunma

Jun 16, 2015

Wild winds cause damage, injury in Gunma

The Meteorological Agency will thoroughly investigate Monday’s sudden wind torrent that blazed through Gunma Prefecture, blowing away roofs of houses and shattering windows. Damage was reported in multiple cities, including Isesaki and Maebashi. In Isesaki, two people in a car were injured when it ...

Jun 16, 2015

Tornado unconfirmed after powerful gust causes damage, injury in Gunma

The Meteorological Agency will thoroughly investigate Monday’s sudden wind torrent that blazed through Gunma Prefecture, blowing away roofs of houses and shattering windows. Damage has been reported in Gunma cities including Isezaki and Maebashi. In Isezaki, at least two people in a car were ...