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Missile evacuation drill to be held in Hyogo in September

Aug 23, 2017

Missile evacuation drill to be held in Hyogo in September

The Hyogo Prefectural Government said Wednesday it will hold an evacuation drill Sept. 17 in Nishinomiya to prepare for a possible ballistic missile attack. The drill, also involving the central government, will be held in response to North Korea's recent announcement of a plan to ...

Goshawks taken off scarce species list as population recovers

Aug 23, 2017

Goshawks taken off scarce species list as population recovers

Japan is set to remove goshawks from its scarce species list after a government subcommittee approved the move Wednesday following an increase in their population. Goshawks, whose numbers were estimated at 9,000 in a survey conducted by the Environment Ministry at the turn of the ...