Two sites in Japan to be added to UNESCO biosphere reserves

Jun 14, 2017

Two sites in Japan to be added to UNESCO biosphere reserves

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has added the Tone River basin north of Tokyo and a mountain range in the country's southwest to its list of biosphere reserves, the government learned Wednesday. As of March last year, 669 areas in 120 countries were ...

Tepco visits Niigata residents to apologize for latest safety blunder

May 29, 2017

Tepco visits Niigata residents to apologize for latest safety blunder

Representatives of Tokyo Electric on Monday began visiting about 41,000 households around its idled nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture to apologize for withholding vital safety information about a facility there. The utility, which also runs the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant, is pushing to ...

May 24, 2017

Niigata city of Tsubame to hold missile evacuation drill

An evacuation drill will be held in the city of Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, next month, under the scenario that a ballistic missile has fallen near the central Japan prefecture, Jiji Press learned Tuesday. This is believed to be the first such drill in a prefecture ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Top two Niigata banks strike up integration plan

Daishi Bank and Hokuetsu Bank, both regional institutions in Niigata Prefecture, said Wednesday that they have reached a basic agreement to integrate their operations by setting up a joint holding company in April 2018. The banks will operate under the holding company while they consider ...