Nov 14, 2014

Government may revive housing Eco-point program

The government is considering reviving the housing Eco-point program in order to revitalize the country’s struggling housing market, Jiji Press learned Thursday. The government is seen including the program in an economic stimulus package that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to call for ...

Sep 17, 2014

San Francisco puts earthquake warning signs on buildings

The city of San Francisco stepped up the pressure on property owners who fail to comply with seismic retrofitting regulations this week, posting large red-and-white warning signs on the buildings to make the violations public. The move comes just weeks after Northern California was ...

Hiroshima evacuees start moving into temporary housing

Aug 28, 2014

Hiroshima evacuees start moving into temporary housing

Residents of Hiroshima city who evacuated their homes after last week’s deadly mudslides began moving into temporary housing on Thursday, with the municipal government scrambling to provide necessary support amid concern the relocation may be prolonged. While about 1,200 people remain in shelters following ...