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Missile evacuation drill to be held in Hyogo Prefecture in Sept.

Aug 23, 2017

Missile evacuation drill to be held in Hyogo Prefecture in Sept.

The Hyogo Prefectural Government said Wednesday that it will hold an evacuation drill on Sept. 17 in the city of 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 ...

Government to remove goshawks from scarce species list

Aug 23, 2017

Government to remove goshawks from scarce species list

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 ...

Mie University taps ninja studies as entrance exam subject

Aug 23, 2017

Mie University taps ninja studies as entrance exam subject

Mie University in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, will allow prospective graduate students who intend to major in ninja studies to choose the academic field as an entrance examination subject rather than just Japanese history from next year. People specializing in ninja research at the university's Graduate ...

Guam urges Japanese tourists to ignore North Korea missile threat

Aug 23, 2017

Guam urges Japanese tourists to ignore North Korea missile threat

Guam's lieutenant governor on Wednesday urged Japanese people to visit the Pacific island despite North Korea's threat to fire missiles near the U.S. territory, saying Washington has prepared for any contingency. "All the defenses are already in place" such as the Aegis missile defense system, ...