Strong quake rocks California wine country, injuring dozens

World Aug 25, 2014

Strong quake rocks California wine country, injuring dozens

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early on Sunday, injuring more than 100 people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque town of Napa. The quake, the biggest in the region in ...

National Aug 6, 2014

21 GSDF members injured as truck overturns on expressway

Twenty-one Ground Self-Defense Force members were injured Tuesday when the truck they were riding in overturned on the Tohoku Expressway in Sendai, police and firefighters said. Three of the GSDF members sustained serious injuries, including broken bones, in the accident, which took place at around ...

National Aug 4, 2014

Bear breaks out of trap, attacks man in Nagano orchard

A wild bear that had just escaped from a trap attacked an elderly man in an apple orchard in the city of Nagano, seriously injuring him, police said. Toyoaki Kamisawa, 71, who lives near the orchard in the Wakahoshina district, received injuries to his head ...

Gas stove explodes at Tokyo shrine festival; four injured

National Aug 2, 2014

Gas stove explodes at Tokyo shrine festival; four injured

A gas canister for a cassette stove burner exploded during a summer festival at Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Koto Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday evening, injuring four people, police and firefighters said. The explosion occurred at around 6:50 p.m. The burner was reportedly being used to ...

National May 1, 2014

Judo coach guilty of hurting boy

The Nagano District Court has found a former judo coach guilty of inflicting a serious brain injury upon a student after a lay panel overturned an initial decision by prosecutors not to indict him. Takeshige Kojima, who faced a suspended one-year prison term, threw then-sixth-grader ...

Escalator breakdown injures 10 in Kawasaki

National Jan 8, 2014

Escalator breakdown injures 10 in Kawasaki

Ten people were injured Wednesday morning at a train station in Kawasaki when an up escalator suddenly came to a stop, police and firefighters said. A man described as being 39 years old sustained a broken leg when the accident took place at Musashikosugi Station ...

City to compensate monkey victims

National Oct 9, 2013

City to compensate monkey victims

The city of Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture, will compensate 18 residents who were injured by a wild monkey, officials said Wednesday. The city will provide a lump sum of ¥20,000 to each of the residents who were attacked by a male macaque between Aug. 28 and ...