Municipalities launch multilingual services for crises

Mar 11, 2019

Municipalities launch multilingual services for crises

by Eriko Arita

The eighth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11 is a good opportunity to learn disaster preparedness measures. Understanding how to obtain emergency information from reliable sources, such as local governments, is a good first step. With foreign visitor numbers expected to ...

Tokyo's 'absurd' emergency fuel stockpile system to be overhauled

National Mar 4, 2015

Tokyo's 'absurd' emergency fuel stockpile system to be overhauled

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said the capital's system of stockpiling fuel reserves for emergencies will be overhauled following the discovery that more than ¥300 million worth of fuel purchased from oil retailer associations under the system was not actually being stored. Masuzoe told a news ...

Kyoto re-elects Yamada to top post

National / Politics Apr 7, 2014

Kyoto re-elects Yamada to top post

by Eric Johnston

Incumbent Kyoto Gov. Keiji Yamada, 60, easily won re-election Sunday night, defeating rival Nozomu Ozaki, 59, by over a quarter of a million votes in a lackluster race. Strong support from most established political parties and the business community, coupled with the lack of a ...