• Kyodo


Police sealed off the popular Chirihama beach in Hakui, Ishikawa Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan coast Sunday after a stroller found a naval mine, police and the Maritime Self-Defense Force said.

Staff from the MSDF’s Maizuru district headquarters said the mine, apparently used for training purposes, no longer contains gunpowder and does not pose a threat, but added that they will examine it further.

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