Revealed: N. Korea hideout of Red Army Faction fugitives

National May 17, 2014

Revealed: N. Korea hideout of Red Army Faction fugitives

Photographs have emerged of a building where four leftist Red Army Faction extremists who hijacked a Japan Airlines airplane and defected to North Korea in 1970 are living. The apartment block is located in a village in an upland forested area about 40 minutes by ...

Village schools reborn as residences

National Nov 5, 2013

Village schools reborn as residences

by Chikako Maemori

In a couple of remote farming villages, residents refurbished the buildings of closed schools into apartments in the aftermath of recent natural disasters, providing homes for young families who would play an important role in revitalizing their underpopulated regions.