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Missile evacuation drill to be held in Hyogo in September

Aug 23, 2017

Missile evacuation drill to be held in Hyogo in September

The Hyogo Prefectural Government said Wednesday it will hold an evacuation drill Sept. 17 in Nishinomiya to prepare for a possible ballistic missile attack. The drill, also involving the central government, will be held in response to North Korea's recent announcement of a plan to ...

Kids' ombudsperson program hits 15 years

Aug 18, 2014

Kids' ombudsperson program hits 15 years

by Tetsuo Shintomi

An ombudsman program for children's human rights in Kawanishi, Hyogo Prefecture, marked its 15th anniversary this year as Japan's first independent public organ to address problems involving children. To date, some 8,800 requests for advice have been placed with the city's Ombudspersons for Children's Human ...