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Body found after explosion at Kyushu University in Fukuoka

National Sep 7, 2018

Body found after explosion at Kyushu University in Fukuoka

An explosion occurred at Kyushu University in the city of Fukuoka Friday morning and an unidentified human body was found in the debris, local police said. The cause of the 6:40 a.m. blast on the university's campus remains unknown. A janitor made an emergency call ...

Fate of Miyagi's aging UFO-like traffic lights hangs in balance

National Sep 7, 2018

Fate of Miyagi's aging UFO-like traffic lights hangs in balance

The fate of UFO-like traffic lights installed in a northeastern prefecture more than 30 years ago hangs in the balance as local police consider whether they should be removed. The traffic lights in Miyagi Prefecture, famous locally for their distinctive shape, have signals visible to ...

Editorials Sep 7, 2018

A 'sad day for Myanmar'

Myanmar's persecution of two Reuters reporters, sentencing them to seven years behind bars, is shameful. The silence of the world's governments is equally shameful.

The Hyoge Matsuri

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Sep 7, 2018

The Hyoge Matsuri

by Yuki Yamauchi

If you're in the vicinity of Shin Pond in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, this weekend, don't be alarmed if you're suddenly surrounded by a mischievous gang of goofballs. It's all part of the Hyoge Matsuri, a festival that is held in memory of a samurai named ...

China Festival 2018

Events / Events In Tokyo Sep 7, 2018

China Festival 2018

by Yuki Yamauchi

There are plenty of opportunities for people in Japan to interact with Chinese culture, from visiting panda cub Xiang Xiang at the Ueno Zoo to dining out in Yokohama's Chinatown. An event in Yoyogi Park this weekend offers another opportunity. One of the main highlights ...

Sungoliath edge Shining Arcs, improve to 2-0

Rugby Sep 7, 2018

Sungoliath edge Shining Arcs, improve to 2-0

Two-time defending Top League champion Suntory Sungoliath beat NTT Communications Shining Arcs 20-18 Friday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground to make it two straight wins to start the new season. But for the second week running the champs were forced to dig very deep ...