Tanker runs aground in Kagoshima; no injuries reported

National Feb 11, 2017

Tanker runs aground in Kagoshima; no injuries reported

A Panamanian-registered tanker ran aground on an island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday but none of the crew were injured, the Japan Coast Guard said. All 18 crew members — 17 Myanmar nationals and a Taiwanese — on the 5,404-ton Sagan were rescued by helicopter ...

Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

National May 25, 2016

Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

As Japanese authorities prepare for the two-day summit of Group of Seven leaders in central Japan from Thursday, travelers and commuters have begun to see a heightened vigilance level in the capital with more uniformed officers on the streets and other security measures implemented. Although ...

National Dec 7, 2015

Four bodies taken from net-entangled boat off Aomori

Four bodies were recovered from a wooden boat found entangled in a fishing net off Aomori Prefecture, the Japan Coast Guard said. The boat, spotted Wednesday, may have come from North Korea, according to the Aomori Coast Guard Office. The bodies were recovered Sunday. Measuring roughly ...