Kyushu Electric rejects Kagoshima governor's call to suspend reactors

Sep 5, 2016

Kyushu Electric rejects Kagoshima governor's call to suspend reactors

Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Monday rejected a request by Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono to immediately suspend operations of two reactors at its Sendai nuclear plant.In a meeting at the prefectural government office, Kyushu Electric President Michiaki Uriu handed the governor a written response ...

Chimp caught in residential area after escaping Sendai zoo

Apr 14, 2016

Chimp caught in residential area after escaping Sendai zoo

A chimpanzee that escaped from a Sendai zoo was caught Thursday afternoon in a nearby residential area after being shot with a tranquilizer gun and falling from power lines.The male chimpanzee Chacha was one of the five chimpanzees kept at the Yagiyama Zoological Park ...

Tohoku university opens to first intake of medical students

Apr 5, 2016

Tohoku university opens to first intake of medical students

Some 100 students on Tuesday entered the first medicine faculty established in a Japanese university in 37 years at Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University in Sendai.Set up with the aim of resolving the shortage of doctors and medical personnel in the region in the ...

Fujisawa field tests start for Robot Taxi's driverless cabs

Mar 1, 2016

Fujisawa field tests start for Robot Taxi's driverless cabs

Japan’s Robot Taxi Inc. has started a field test for driverless taxis in Fujisawa in Kanagawa Prefecture.In the test, 10 groups of participants will be transported between their homes and the Fujisawa outlet of major Japanese retailer Aeon Co. The unit of mobile video ...

Unclaimed school backpacks pulled from 3/11 tsunami debris incinerated

Feb 4, 2016

Unclaimed school backpacks pulled from 3/11 tsunami debris incinerated

Authorities in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, said Thursday they have begun to incinerate about 3,000 backpacks and other school pupils’ belongings washed ashore in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami after their owners could not be found.The items, including leather rucksacks, other bags and musical ...

New subway line opens in disaster-hit Sendai

Dec 6, 2015

New subway line opens in disaster-hit Sendai

A new subway line connecting a tsunami-hit coastal area of Sendai to the center of the city went into service Sunday, more than four years after the region was devastated in the March 11, 2011, disaster.The 13.9-kilometer Tozai Line runs east to west and ...