Programs underway to increase use of AEDs in Japan

Aug 25, 2014

Programs underway to increase use of AEDs in Japan

by Koichi Tsujimura

Programs are underway throughout the country to train ordinary people to use automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, to help heart attack victims. A smartphone app that informs people who know CPR if someone nearby has gone into cardiac arrest was tested in Tokyo’s Ueno ...

Pair missing after fishing boat catches fire

Aug 19, 2014

Pair missing after fishing boat catches fire

A fire broke out Monday night on a fishing boat about 20 km off the coast of Otsuchi Bay, Iwate Prefecture, and two members of the crew are missing. One of the other 14 rescued members was injured. The Japan Coast Guard is searching ...

Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

Aug 14, 2014

Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

President Barack Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, and is expected to make a decision in days, the White House said Wednesday. Deputy national security adviser ...

Four divers heading home after ordeal off Bali

Feb 20, 2014

Four divers heading home after ordeal off Bali

Four of the five Japanese women rescued some 75 hours after their seven-member group disappeared while scuba diving off Indonesia’s Bali Island were discharged from hospital on Thursday, while the search continued for one still missing. Ngurah Jaya Kusuma, medical services and nursing director ...

Feb 19, 2014

Rescued scuba diver recounts ordeal

One of the Japanese women rescued after disappearing while scuba diving off the Indonesian island of Bali recounts her harrowing ordeal of being swallowed up by strong currents and surviving on coconuts.

700 immigrants rescued off Sicily: official

Oct 25, 2013

700 immigrants rescued off Sicily: official

Nearly 700 refugees, including dozens of Eritreans, have been rescued off Sicily in five operations, as leaders grapple with the issue of illegal immigration at a European Union summit. Patrol boats, navy vessels and a Maltese-flagged cargo vessel rescued asylum seekers from five boats ...

Aug 28, 2013

Trio who aided woman on train tracks honored in Nagoya

Three passengers who rescued a 58-year-old woman from a near-fatal fall onto the tracks at a station on the Meitetsu Line received a letter of appreciation Wednesday by the Atsuta Fire Station, the Nagoya Fire Department said. The woman, a caregiver from Suzuka, Mie ...