National Aug 6, 2019

College rowing cutter capsizes off coast of Wakayama

Two people were injured Tuesday when a college rowing cutter capsized between Tomogashima groups of islands near the city of Wakayama and Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, pitching the 23 people aboard into the ocean. One crew member clung to the hull and was rescued ...

Uber taps Awaji Island for first taxi-hailing service in Japan

Business May 22, 2018

Uber taps Awaji Island for first taxi-hailing service in Japan

Uber Technologies Inc. said Tuesday it will start its first taxi-hailing service in Japan this summer on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, targeting foreign tourists and residents in a step toward a full-fledged entry into the country's huge taxi market. In collaboration with the Hyogo ...

National Jun 1, 2017

Graffiti vandals deface 11 shrines in Awaji

Eleven shrines in Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture, were hit by graffiti vandals from Tuesday to Wednesday and police suspect the same party was behind each case. The Awaji Police Department said the graffiti were first discovered at Izanagi Jingu Shrine on Tuesday afternoon. The daily Asahi ...

Awajishima sand mound yields seven Yayoi bronze vessels

National / History May 20, 2015

Awajishima sand mound yields seven Yayoi bronze vessels

Seven bell-shaped bronze vessels from the early Yayoi Period (200 B.C. to A.D. 250) have been found in sand collected by a stone processing firm on Awajishima Island, Hyogo Prefecture. The vessels, the oldest of them assumed to be from the second century B.C., were ...

National / Crime & Legal Mar 17, 2015

Prosecutors plan psychiatric tests for Awaji murder suspect

Prosecutors plan psychiatric tests to see whether a 40-year-old man can be held criminally responsible for a stabbing spree that left five people dead on Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, earlier this month, investigative sources said. Tatsuhiko Hirano is under arrest on suspicion of killing three ...