Nozomi shinkansen marks 25 years as vital transport artery

Mar 14, 2017

Nozomi shinkansen marks 25 years as vital transport artery

The Nozomi bullet train service, a crucial transport artery connecting major cities — making more than 200 trips every day between Tokyo to Osaka alone — marked its 25th anniversary Tuesday. Nozomi trains from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka arrive every few minutes at major stations ...

/ Mar 14, 2017

Osaka mom admits fatal abuse of 9-month-old daughter

The Osaka Prefectural Police arrested a 30-year-old woman Monday for allegedly lifting her 9-month-old daughter up high, then dropping the girl, causing her to suffer a fatal head injury in January. The mother, Hiromi Nasu, owned up to the charge, saying she was stressed ...

Pressure continues to mount on Moritomo Gakuen chief

Mar 13, 2017

Pressure continues to mount on Moritomo Gakuen chief

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Pressure on Yasunori Kagoike, head of scandal-plagued Moritomo Gakuen, in the Diet and in Osaka Prefecture showed no sign of abating Monday even though he withdrew his application to open a new elementary school and indicated last week he would resign. With questions about ...

Mar 13, 2017

Moritomo Gakuen timeline of events

The following is a timeline of how the Moritomo Gakuen land purchase has played out. June 3, 2013 — Finance Ministry’s Kinki bureau starts to solicit applications to purchase the state-owned land. Sep. 2, 2013 — Moritomo Gakuen submits an application for the land’s ...