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

Sep 30, 2016

'Pokemon Go' players deter suicides in Fukui

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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 ...

LDP policy chief calls for decommissioning of Monju reactor

Sep 16, 2016

LDP policy chief calls for decommissioning of Monju reactor

Toshimitsu Motegi, chairman of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's Policy Research Council, on Friday called for decommissioning the Monju prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor in central Japan as a cost-effective step for the troubled facility. In an interview, Motegi said that he cannot think of any ...