Tag - kagoshima-prefecture



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JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 29, 2020
Japan launches data relay satellites to improve disaster response
Japan launched a rocket Sunday carrying satellites designed to relay data collected by other reconnaissance satellites already in orbit, enabling faster and more information-rich communication when responding to natural disasters.
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LIFE / Travel
Dec 3, 2016
'Bull sumo' on the subtropical island of Tokunoshima
It was 5 p.m. when my plane touched down onto the small airstrip at Tokunoshima, an island in Kagoshima Prefecture that, in its climate and fauna, bears a strong resemblance to nearby Okinawa.
Oct 21, 2016
2017 gubernatorial elections may pose snag to Abe's reactor restart quest
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ambition to restart the country's fleet of nuclear reactors may face further challenges from regional elections.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2016
Bodies of last two ASDF airmen recovered from cliff in Kagoshima
The bodies of the last two crew members and the wreckage of an Air Self-Defense Force airplane have been found on a cliff in Mount Takakuma, Kagoshima Prefecture, defense officials said Friday.
Japan Times
Aug 28, 2015
Kagoshima governor calls remark about women 'slip of the tongue'
Kagoshima Gov. Yuichiro Ito sought to explain Friday as a "slip of the tongue" an apparently discriminatory remark toward women he made the previous day in which he questioned the use of teaching trigonometry to women.
Aug 19, 2015
Another small eruption observed at Mount Sakurajima
A very small eruption was observed at Mount Sakurajima early Wednesday, the Meteorological Agency said.
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2015
Strong typhoon draws bead on Okinawa
Powerful Typhoon Halola may move close to Okinawa and the Amami area of Kagoshima Prefecture from Friday night to early Saturday, and the Meteorologcal Agency warns of strong winds and high waves.
Japan Times
Aug 25, 2014
Use them or lose them: There's more at stake than language in reviving Ryukyuan tongues
With the last speakers of the Ryukyuan languages dying out, an identity is vanishing too.
Aug 13, 2014
GSDF to station unit on Amami-Oshima for island defense
The Defense Ministry asked local authorities on Tuesday for their cooperation in establishing a Ground Self-Defense Force unit on Amami-Oshima Island as part of efforts to boost the defense of remote islands in the region.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 25, 2014
Economy, campaign scandal focus of by-election in Kagoshima
A House of Representatives by-election, the first national-level contest since the April 1 tax hike, will be held in Kagoshima Prefecture on Sunday to fill a seat formerly held by a ruling party lawmaker who resigned in February over illegal election campaigning.
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2013
Impossible forests where tides ebb and flow
A ripple flows gently inland across an expanse of dark-gray mud. It washes in, then drains back, dampening the surface; it briefly fills, then empties from, tiny holes made by innumerable small crabs. The ebb is over, and the flow tide has begun.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan