Explosion rocks warehouse at U.S. military base in Kanagawa

National Aug 24, 2015

Explosion rocks warehouse at U.S. military base in Kanagawa

An explosion rocked a warehouse at a U.S. military base in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 40 km southwest of Tokyo, but there were no reports of injuries, fire officials said on Monday. The local fire department said it received a call just after midnight of ...

Mitsubishi reopens silicon plant where five workers died in blast

National Jun 30, 2014

Mitsubishi reopens silicon plant where five workers died in blast

Mitsubishi Materials Corp. on Monday resumed operations at its silicon plant in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, where a massive explosion killed five people and injured 13 workers on Jan. 9. The explosion occurred at one of the plant's facilities when about 20 workers were cleaning a ...

One dead, three hurt in blast at plant

National Nov 25, 2013

One dead, three hurt in blast at plant

One person died and two others sustained injuries and were taken to a hospital after an explosion Monday at Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.'s Yahata plant in Fukuoka Prefecture, according to the local fire department. The man who was killed was in his 30s ...