Sep 12, 2016

G-7 health chiefs vow to boost dementia care measures

Health ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries agreed Monday to boost dementia care measures amid the rapid graying of societies, as they wrapped up a two-day meeting in Kobe. Representatives from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the ...

Car rams into pedestrians in Kobe, seriously injures two

May 3, 2016

Car rams into pedestrians in Kobe, seriously injures two

A car rammed into pedestrians Tuesday morning in Kobe, seriously injuring two people, police said. All up, seven men and women, including the 63-year-old driver of the car, were wounded in the accident. Of those, a 45-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were seriously ...

Apr 18, 2016

Japan's film commissions put spotlight on regional cities

Japan’s regional revitalization efforts have come into the spotlight in a new way, with film commissions promoting parts of the nation through location scouting and production assistance. Usually set up as nonprofit organizations, the commissions help filmmakers obtain permits to shoot in public places, ...

Yakuza offshoot quickly earns formal gang designation

Apr 15, 2016

Yakuza offshoot quickly earns formal gang designation

The Hyogo Safety Commission said Friday it has designated Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, a splinter group of Japan’s biggest crime syndicate, Yamaguchi-gumi, as an organized crime group under the anti-gang law. By the designation, valid for three years, authorities will be allowed to order the splinter ...