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Second swine fever infection detected in Gifu Prefecture

National Nov 16, 2018

Second swine fever infection detected in Gifu Prefecture

A second case of swine fever was detected in Gifu Prefecture on Friday at a park, after the nation's first case in decades was reported in September at a nearby pig farm. The Gifu Prefectural Government culled all 21 pigs kept at the Chikusan Center ...

All aboard: Exploring Japan's abandoned train lines

National May 18, 2018

All aboard: Exploring Japan's abandoned train lines

by Alex Martin

Admiring the decaying beauty of abandoned railroads is just one of myriad hobbies Japan's railway enthusiasts indulge in. But fueled by a broadening appreciation for the subculture and growth in train travelers, these rusty remnants of industrialization are gathering new steam as tourist attractions while ...