Nov 24, 2016

Girl, 16, dead, another injured after falling from Iwate dam

A 16-year-old high school girl was found dead and a 15-year-old seriously injured when they fell from a dam in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, it was revealed Wednesday. The police are investigating the case as a possible suicide. Morioka Fire Department officials found the two ...

Jul 10, 2015

Predawn M5.7 quake jolts Iwate; no disruptions reported

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck Iwate Prefecture early Friday morning, the Meteorological Agency said. It said there was no risk of tsunami. Firefighters said a woman in her 70s in the prefectural capital Morioka was hurt after falling following the ...

Miyagi teen savors first win at Iwate racetrack

Jul 15, 2014

Miyagi teen savors first win at Iwate racetrack


A teenage jockey from Tohoku recently made her professional debut, achieving a long-held dream after having nearly abandoned her career following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “I hope people (in my hometown) will step forward a little watching me,” said Mayu Suzuki, 18, from ...