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Japan Times
Oct 11, 2013
Nuclear disaster drill aims for more realism
The government on Friday kicked off a two-day nuclear evacuation drill — its first since the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 power plant disaster — with the aim of making the exercise more realistic than its usual scripted rehearsals.
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JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2013
LDP member's home, office searched
Prosecutors search the Kagoshima home and office of Lower House Rep. Takeshi Tokuda on suspicion of illegal campaigning in December's general election.
Sep 7, 2013
JAXA space cargo transporter re-enters atmosphere after ending ISS mission
An unmanned space cargo transporter operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency re-entered Earth's atmosphere around 3:30 p.m. Saturday and burned up over the Pacific, after completing its mission.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2013
Bigger Sakurajima eruption not in cards despite outburst
Despite its violent outburst over the weekend, experts are guardedly optimistic that Mount Sakurajima is not due for a life-threatening eruption soon.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2013
Kagoshima to fly 300 to Shanghai to aid Chinese airline
The Kagoshima Prefectural Assembly has approved a ¥34 million plan to send 300 local government employees, teachers and citizens on trips to Shanghai to help maintain a struggling air route served by a Chinese airline.
Jun 13, 2013
Kagoshima pares bureaucrats and adds residents to parry China junket claims
Responding to criticism over wasteful spending, Kagoshima Gov. Yuichiro Ito said Wednesday he would include about 300 prefectural residents in his plan to dispatch 1,000 officials to Shanghai for training for the sake of maintaining the city of Kagoshima's Shanghai flight route, which has seen a large decline in passengers.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 7, 2013
Retrial appeal in '79 murder case rejected
The Kagoshima District Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal for a retrial filed by a woman who served a 10-year prison term for killing her brother-in-law in 1979.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2013
Dinosaur tooth unearthed on Kagoshima isle
City officials of Satsumasendai in Kagoshima Prefecture announced this week that a piece of fossilized tooth believed to be that of a herbivorous dinosaur under the Ceratopsidae species has been unearthed from 80-million-year-old strata on Shimokoshiki Island in the city.
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.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2012
Rokurinsha: A ramen line-up worth dipping into
Even in the middle of the afternoon on a gray, rainy-season Monday, the queue in front of us is the best part of an hour deep and moving at snail's pace. Only to be expected at Tokyo Skytree, you might say. Except we're not lining up for the observation deck: We're there for the new branch of the legendary ramen joint Rokurinsha.
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LIFE / Travel
Jul 4, 2010
Amami Oshima: Take a trip to the cloud forest of the imagination
Despite the environmental mistakes of the postwar decades, the violation of a once pristine landscape, a recent trip to Amami Oshima, gave very real cause for hope. Some regions have always, it seems, been in good shape. Flying over the island's green, volcanic hills, I felt as if I were gazing down upon an eastern Camelot.
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LIFE / Travel
Nov 23, 2008
Looking for ways to lure more visitors to these shores
What are people who work in the domestic tourism industry — from tour operators to inn owners to regional tourism promotion offices — doing to attract foreign visitors? Here are the voices of marketers from across Japan:


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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