Aug 15, 2014

Snake zapped; 4,900 Shimonoseki households hit by blackout

About 4,900 households have been hit by blackouts in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, as a snake climbed up an electric pole and came in contact with a wire, Chugoku Electric Power Co. said Thursday. A utility worker found a 1-meter-long dead snake hanging from a ...

Japan's research whaling fleet leaves for Antarctic

Dec 7, 2013

Japan's research whaling fleet leaves for Antarctic

Three ships have left Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, to join the mother vessel Nisshin Maru and hunt up to 935 Antarctic minke whales and 50 fin whales through March. The Fisheries Agency had kept secret the departure date of the whaling fleet as a precaution ...

Whalers return with smallest haul

Apr 9, 2013

Whalers return with smallest haul

The three-ship whaling fleet led by the Nisshin Maru has returned to the port of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, after completing this season’s hunt in the Antarctic. Multiple dents were visible on the bow and hull of the Nisshin Maru, which collided with vessels of ...