Typhoon Haishen halts search for ship survivors near Japan

National Sep 5, 2020

Typhoon Haishen halts search for ship survivors near Japan

Japanese authorities on Saturday resumed, and then later suspended, searching for dozens of missing sailors from a cargo ship that sank in a typhoon, as waves and strong wind caused by an approaching storm hampered the operation. The Japan Coast Guard found a second survivor ...

Minamata disease claims rejected by Fukuoka High Court

National / Crime & Legal Mar 13, 2020

Minamata disease claims rejected by Fukuoka High Court

Fukuoka High Court on Friday declined to recognize eight plaintiffs as sufferers of Minamata disease, rejecting their demand for a total of some ¥300 million in damages from the government and other defendants. In the lawsuit, the eight members of a Minamata disease-related mutual-aid group ...