Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

Feb 10, 2015

Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

A fisheries high school in Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, on Tuesday marked the 14th anniversary of an accident in which an U.S. nuclear submarine surfaced beneath a school training boat off Hawaii, sinking it and killing nine occupants. About 300 people, including students and relatives ...

City plans park for estate of Yoko Ono grandfather

Nov 17, 2014

City plans park for estate of Yoko Ono grandfather

Alarmed by an investment proposal by a developer, the city of Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture, has decided to purchase and turn into a public park an estate of Eijiro Ono, grandfather of artist Yoko Ono and former president of the Industrial Bank of Japan, the ...

Oct 31, 2014

Host cities for 3/11 memorial centers selected

The government on Friday chose two cities to host memorial facilities for the victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. One will be built in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, and the other in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. The basic design concepts will be determined in ...

Niigata remembers victims of 2004 quake

Oct 23, 2014

Niigata remembers victims of 2004 quake

Residents across Niigata Prefecture attended events on Thursday to remember the 68 people killed in the 2004 Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake. “We must convey the lessons from the disaster to the next generation,” Ojiya Mayor Yasuo Yatsui said at a 10th-anniversary memorial ceremony in Nagaoka co-sponsored ...

Matsuyama wins Memorial

Jun 2, 2014

Matsuyama wins Memorial

Hideki Matsuyama earned his first victory in the United States and validation as one of golf’s young stars Sunday with a birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff and a 10-foot par putt on the first extra hole to win the Memorial. ...

Feb 22, 2014

N.Z. city marks 2011 quake anniversary

A memorial service commemorating the third anniversary of the Christchurch quake, which claimed the lives of 185 people, including 28 Japanese students, was held Saturday in the city’s botanical gardens. The civic ceremony was attended by Senior Vice Foreign Minister Norio Mitsuya, Japanese Ambassador ...

Quake-hit Kobe calls for vigilance 19 years on

Jan 17, 2014

Quake-hit Kobe calls for vigilance 19 years on

Memorial ceremonies Friday marked the 19th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake, which devastated Kobe and the surrounding area, resulting in the loss of 6,434 lives. Survivors of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami joined Kansai residents at the ceremonies, observing a moment ...

Service marks first anniversary of tunnel collapse

Dec 2, 2013

Service marks first anniversary of tunnel collapse

Memorial rites marked the first anniversary Monday of an expressway-tunnel ceiling collapse that killed nine people and hurt two others in Yamanashi Prefecture. Relatives of the victims laid flowers just outside the 4.7-km Sasago Tunnel, where three vehicles were trapped after the concrete ceiling ...