Four dead after fire burns down farmer's house in Aomori

National Mar 11, 2019

Four dead after fire burns down farmer's house in Aomori

Four people were found dead after a fire gutted a farmer's house Monday in Aomori Prefecture, police and firefighters said. The fire broke out at the wooden two-story home of Mitsuhiro Yashiro, 77, in Hirosaki at around midnight. The blaze was put out six hours ...

Four-car crash leaves four dead, four injured in Aomori

National Sep 22, 2018

Four-car crash leaves four dead, four injured in Aomori

Four people were killed and four others were injured early Saturday in a four-car accident in Tsugaru, Aomori Prefecture, the police said. Two of the vehicles collided head-on at around 1:05 a.m. on a straight, two-lane road in a rural part of the city, before ...

Japanese government eyes Jomon Period sites for World Heritage designation

National Jul 19, 2018

Japanese government eyes Jomon Period sites for World Heritage designation

A government panel Thursday selected archaeological sites in northern Japan from the Jomon Period as potential UNESCO World Cultural Heritage candidates in 2020. The ancient sites in Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate and Akita prefectures, representing a culture that occupied the archipelago for nearly 10,000 years, will ...