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18-year-old woman dies after small landslide in Kanagawa

National Feb 5, 2020

18-year-old woman dies after small landslide in Kanagawa

A teenager was killed Wednesday morning when she was struck by a small landslide while walking through a residential area in the city of Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, local police said. The landslide occurred at around 8 a.m. when a nearly vertical, 10-meter-wide section of a ...

Nihon Kotsu and DeNA to integrate taxi-hailing services

Business / Corporate Feb 5, 2020

Nihon Kotsu and DeNA to integrate taxi-hailing services

Major taxi operator Nihon Kotsu Co. and information technology firm DeNA Co. will integrate their taxi-hailing app businesses April 1. With their integrated services, over 100,000 taxis will be available for hailing, the companies said Tuesday. The integration is intended to increase cost competitiveness, improve customer ...

WHO working on recommendations for resuming flights to China

Business Feb 5, 2020

WHO working on recommendations for resuming flights to China

The World Health Organization will work with travel and tourism industry representatives on Wednesday to draw up further recommendations to protect their crews so they can resume flights to China, a senior WHO official said. Sylvie Briand, WHO director of global infectious hazard preparedness, said ...

Nadeshiko League legend Shinobu Ono hangs up cleats

Soccer Feb 5, 2020

Nadeshiko League legend Shinobu Ono hangs up cleats

Former Japan striker Shinobu Ono, the all-time top goal scorer in the women's Nadeshiko League, has retired from soccer after 21 seasons, her former club Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara said Wednesday. The 36-year-old helped Japan win the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011 and finish ...