Dog found alive in landslide rubble six days after going missing

National Aug 21, 2018

Dog found alive in landslide rubble six days after going missing

A dog was rescued from underneath rubble six days after going missing during last month's landslides in western Japan, offering some heartening news for the small community that was devastated by the disaster. Kinuko Miyamoto, 72, was overjoyed at the survival of the 7-year-old female ...

Does Japan really need more veterinarians?

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Jun 17, 2017

Does Japan really need more veterinarians?

by Philip Brasor

The ongoing scandal involving the private educational corporation Kake Gakuen hinges on whether or not Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indirectly pushed the Cabinet to approve a new veterinary department for Okayama University of Science, a school run by Kake, whose chairman, Kotaro Kake, is ...

National Jun 15, 2015

Ehime revises Ikata nuclear plant evacuation plan

by Eric Johnston

Ehime Prefecture announced Monday revised plans for cooperating with six other prefectures in the event of an accident at its Ikata nuclear plant. The prefecture will share information and cooperate on nuclear disaster drill planning with Tokushima, Kagawa, Kochi and Hiroshima prefectures, which will also ...

National Mar 27, 2014

Ehime resident hopes to heal with island cafe

A man from Ehime Prefecture opened a cafe last May on a tiny uninhabited island near the city of Matsuyama, in what he described as an attempt to bring one of his favorite childhood haunts back to life. Visiting the island, locally known as Kashima, ...