Hiroshima daily posts radiation tales

National Apr 6, 2013

Hiroshima daily posts radiation tales

A website operated by a Hiroshima newspaper has posted a series of stories in English and Japanese about radiation victims across the globe, hoping to spread awareness about all such victims, not just those of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The website of ...

LDP undaunted by vote-value rulings

National / Politics Mar 27, 2013

LDP undaunted by vote-value rulings

by Reiji Yoshida

Despite a spate of high court rulings that last year's general election was unconstitutional and even invalid due to large vote disparities, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party doesn't think it is necessary to hold another Lower House campaign as long as it works on ...

National Mar 12, 2013

Life term stands in Mazda rampage

Rejecting his appeal, the Hiroshima High Court on Monday upheld a life term for a man convicted of a 2010 driving rampage at a Mazda Motor Corp. complex in Hiroshima Prefecture that killed one employee and injured 11 others. Toshiaki Hikiji, 45, struck Hiroshi Hamada, ...

National Mar 10, 2012

Hiroshima Mazda rampage killer gets life

The Hiroshima District Court on Friday sentenced a man to life in prison as sought by prosecutors for a vehicular rampage at a Mazda Motor Corp. plant complex in Hiroshima Prefecture in 2010 that killed one employee and injured 11 others. Presiding Judge Koji Inaba ...

Partial guilty plea in Mazda rampage trial

National Jan 27, 2012

Partial guilty plea in Mazda rampage trial

A former seasonal worker at Mazda Motor Corp. pleaded guilty Thursday to hitting and injuring eight people with a car at a two-factory complex of the carmaker in Hiroshima Prefecture in 2010 but said he was innocent of the death of a man during ...

National Jun 24, 2010

Mazda attacker was on Akihabara wannabe?

A former Mazda Motor Corp. temporary worker arrested for killing one Mazda employee and injuring 10 others by hitting them with a car told investigators he tried to copy the 2008 murder spree in Tokyo's Akihabara district, investigative sources said Wednesday. Toshiaki Hikiji, 42, of ...