Dec 10, 2014

Prefectures providing more support for stalking victims

Since the anti-stalking law was beefed up last year, prefectural governments across the nation have been strengthening services for victims, including provisions for providing shelter and financial assistance. The toughened law, which was amended in October 2013, not only requires police to bolster support ...

Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

Aug 25, 2014

Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

To encourage Hiroshima residents sheltering in the city’s elementary school following last week’s deadly landslides, two students launched the first edition of an illustrated handwritten wall newspaper. The newspaper was launched Sunday by 12-year-old Hiroyo Miyamoto, who is in her first year of junior ...

Race car firm unveils floating tsunami shelter

Apr 6, 2013

Race car firm unveils floating tsunami shelter

Race car producer Tajima Motor Corp. has unveiled to the press a prototype floating shelter made of fiber-reinforced plastic that can accommodate up to 20 people in the event of tsunami. The company said it plans to begin marketing the shelter, measuring 2 meters ...