Chiba residents open doors in warmup for 2020 crowds

National Jan 13, 2020

Chiba residents open doors in warmup for 2020 crowds

by Ayano Shimizu

With the 2020 Games just six months away, residents in Chiba, a city that will host several Olympic and Paralympic competitions, are preparing to open their doors to visitors under a program that encourages residents to host paying guests during popular events. Kenji Kaminaga, 82, ...

Chiba backs out of bidding to host one of Japan's first casinos

National Jan 8, 2020

Chiba backs out of bidding to host one of Japan's first casinos

The city of Chiba said Tuesday that it will not seek to host a casino resort, citing its priority on reconstruction following natural disasters. The central government plans to open "integrated resorts" at up to three locations and Chiba was considering a bid. "Campaigning to host ...

National Jan 3, 2020

Alert issued as M5.9 earthquake hits off Chiba; no tsunami warning

Disaster Alert The following is an earthquake alert issued by the Meteorological Agency. Day and Time: Jan. 3, 2020, 3:24 a.m. Epicenter: Off Chiba Prefecture. N 35.8, E 141.2 Depth: 30 km Preliminary magnitude: 5.9 Seismic intensity scale: 4 out of maximum 7 Note: No tsunami warning issued.

Japan expands swine fever vaccinations to seven more prefectures

National Dec 20, 2019

Japan expands swine fever vaccinations to seven more prefectures

The government said Friday it will expand vaccinations of pigs against hog cholera to cover Tokyo and seven prefectures adjacent to the 12 prefectures with confirmed cases of the deadly virus. The vaccinations may start later this month in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata, Kyoto and Nara, ...