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A flying vehicle flies autonomously during a test flight conducted by Pasona on Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, on Sunday.
Mar 11, 2024
Pasona conducts flying car test on Awaji Island
The major staffing service group aims to use the flying car as a tourist attraction and during disasters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Sep 5, 2022
Awaji Island takes the lead in decarbonization drive
The island, a 'decarbonization-leading area,' is looking to expand the use of solar power and bamboo as a fuel source.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2021
Koala at Japanese zoo becomes world's oldest in captivity
Although she is a centenarian in human years, the koala named Midori is doing fine with no serious health problems, according to Awaji Farm Park England Hill.
Japan Times
Oct 8, 2020
Japanese theme park unveils world's first 'life-size' Godzilla
A Japanese theme park on Thursday took the wraps off what it calls the world's first "life-size" statue of Godzilla to be installed permanently.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 27, 2020
High court throws out lay judge death sentence over murders of five in 2015
A high court scrapped on Monday a lower court ruling that had sentenced a man to death for killing five people on Awaji Island in 2015, sentencing him instead to life in prison after reviewing his mental state at the time.
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.
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2018
Awaji Island wind turbine topples over as typhoon cuts through western Japan
A 60-meter-high wind turbine erected in a park on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture toppled over in the early hours of Friday as powerful Typhoon Cimaron passed through western Japan. No injuries were reported, local authorities said.
Japan Times
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.
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 22, 2017
Man draws death sentence for 2015 slaying of five on Awaji Island
A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to death for killing five people on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture in 2015.
Japan Times
Oct 27, 2015
Anticipating more muscular missions, MSDF launches new minesweeper
Amid the national debate over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proactive security policy and newly enacted laws, a state-of-the-art minesweeper built for the Maritime Self-Defense Force was launched Tuesday in a ceremony in Yokohama.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 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.
JAPAN / 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.
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Jan 17, 2015
Reflections on the Kobe quake two decades on
This year, thousands of Japanese around the country celebrated Coming-of-Age Day. In Kobe, however, the occasion was especially poignant, as those who will turn 20 this year were just days old or, most likely, born after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of Jan. 17, 1995. The first generation of adults...
Japan Times
Jan 11, 2014
Actress Keiko Awaji, best known for role in 'The Bridges at Toko-Ri,' dies at age 80
Keiko Awaji, who featured in the 1954 Hollywood movie 'The Bridges at Toko-Ri' and films by Akira Kurosawa and Yoji Yamada, dies at a Tokyo hospital.
May 16, 2011
Bin Laden bled U.S. of a cool trillion
Osama bin Laden must be laughing from his watery grave. In announcing a new policy of "bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy," he mockingly declared in a 2004 video that "It is easy for us to provoke and bait. ... All that we have to do is to send two mujaheddin ... to raise a raise a piece of...
Japan Times
Apr 10, 2011
Awaji Island quake museum offers shocks and survivors
At age 79, Yoshiko Negita's mind is alert and her memory is laser-sharp. There is, too, a sense of urgency in her voice as this resident of Awaji Island in the Seto Inland Sea speaks to visitors at its Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park. There, preserved at an experiential museum, is an exposed section...


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