Fallen firefighting trio in Washington state mourned by thousands

Aug 31, 2015

Fallen firefighting trio in Washington state mourned by thousands

Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell in a eulogy says the three dedicated their lives to protecting national forests and the communities around them, and for that ...

Woods finishes round with career-worst 85

Jun 7, 2015

Woods finishes round with career-worst 85

Tiger Woods hit a new low with a career high. Right when it looked as though Woods was slowly making some semblance of progress, he posted an 85 on Saturday at the Memorial for the worst score of his career. It was three shots ...

Matsuyama falls into tie for fifth at Memorial

Jun 6, 2015

Matsuyama falls into tie for fifth at Memorial

Overnight co-leader Hideki Matsuyama’s bid for a second straight Memorial Tournament title hit a bump on Friday, when he shot a 1-under-par 71 and fell into a six-way tie for fifth. Despite poor accuracy off the tee, the Japanese star carded three birdies and ...

Matsuyama fires 64, shares Memorial lead

Jun 5, 2015

Matsuyama fires 64, shares Memorial lead

Hideki Matsuyama was bracing for a rough day at the Memorial and wound up with a share of the lead Thursday. Tiger Woods still doesn’t know what to expect. Matsuyama made a bold start in his bid to join Woods as the only repeat ...

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 ...