Ako: trailing the ghosts of Japan's greatest vendetta

May 3, 2014

Ako: trailing the ghosts of Japan's greatest vendetta

by Alon Adika

By noon of March 14, 1701, Edo was abuzz with rumors about what had happened earlier, in the “Great Pine Corridor” of the shogun’s castle. Officials posted wooden signs around the city stating that Asano Naganori, lord of Ako Domain, had attacked and wounded ...

Strong quake hurts 23 in echoes of Kobe '95

Apr 14, 2013

Strong quake hurts 23 in echoes of Kobe '95

A powerful temblor with a magnitude of 6.3 strikes western Japan, causing at least 23 injuries and traumatic flashbacks to the lethal 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake that destroyed much of Kobe.