One dead, a dozen injured in Fukui chemical plant explosion

National Jul 3, 2018

One dead, a dozen injured in Fukui chemical plant explosion

An explosion Monday at a chemical plant in Fukui Prefecture left one person dead and at least a dozen injured, officials said. The blast rocked the Protein Chemical Co. facility in the town of Wakasa at 1:45 p.m., according to fire authorities. "A total of 12 ...

National Mar 1, 2017

Fisherman finds body floating off Fukui Prefecture

A dead man found floating Tuesday off Fukui Prefecture in the Sea of Japan had badges on his clothes bearing the images of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il, the Japan Coast Guard said. At around 9:30 a.m. ...

'Pokemon Go' players deter suicides in Fukui

National Sep 30, 2016

'Pokemon Go' players deter suicides in Fukui

by Shusuke Murai

Another unintentional side effect of "Pokemon Go" fever has emerged — and it's not in the form of traffic violations or accidents. Instead, the smartphone app is playing a positive role at one of the nation's notorious suicide spots, discouraging people from killing themselves. The atmosphere ...