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 ...

National Mar 1, 2020

Kagoshima isle has sights set on brewing its own cup of joe

A project is underway to produce premium coffee from beans grown on Tokunoshima, an island in Kagoshima Prefecture, on a commercial basis. The project was launched in June 2017 by beverage-maker Ajinomoto AGF Inc., major trading house Marubeni Corp., the town of Isen and the ...

Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea

National Feb 10, 2020

Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea

Japan has put a new spy satellite into orbit that is expected to help the government capture images of North Korean missile sites. The spy satellite was lofted into orbit by an H-IIA rocket launched at 10:34 a.m. Sunday from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima ...