Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred

Feb 18, 2018

Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred

A fire broke out Saturday at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa's revered Jokhang temple, state media said, but no casualties were reported and the extent of the damage remained unclear. The official Xinhua news agency said the fire began at ...

Feb 7, 2018

Making housing safer for low-income people

While tightening regulations on operators of housing facilities for poor senior citizens, the government also should consider what financial support it can provide to ensure the safety of residents.

Jomanji Temple burns down in late-night blaze in Aichi

Feb 2, 2018

Jomanji Temple burns down in late-night blaze in Aichi

Jomanji Temple, a state-designated tangible cultural property in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, went up in flames late Thursday, bringing an end to a Buddhist structure that dated back to the Edo Period (1603-1868). "I heard loud booms, which I first thought were fireworks," said resident Makoto ...

Sapporo apartment blaze kills 11

Feb 1, 2018

Sapporo apartment blaze kills 11

Eleven people were killed and another three were injured in a fire that started late Wednesday night at a residential facility for people living on welfare in Sapporo, the police said. The incident highlighted the poor fire prevention and protection measures common at housing open ...