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KAGOSHIMA

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JAPAN
Jul 27, 2021
Southwest Japan islands added to UNESCO World Heritage list
The 43,000 hectare area, comprising islands in Kagoshima and Okinawa prefectures, has diverse ecosystems and is home to rare animals and birds.
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JAPAN
Jun 23, 2021
Alert level raised after volcano erupts on southwestern Japan island
There were no immediate reports of injuries, according to local authorities, despite there being a small residential area some 4 kilometers from the crater.
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JAPAN
May 11, 2021
Japan ground troops begin joint military drill with U.S. and France
The forces of the three countries will engage in urban warfare drills followed by amphibious operation exercises in southwestern Japan.
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JAPAN
May 2, 2021
Six Tokyo Olympics torch relay staff members test positive for COVID-19
A total of eight staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start on March 25 of the Japan leg of the torch relay
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JAPAN
Apr 25, 2021
Weather agency issues alert as Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts
There were no reports of injuries or property damage following the eruption, local authorities said.
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JAPAN
Apr 13, 2021
Southwestern Japanese island hit by barrage of quakes
Akuseki Island and neighboring islets in Kagoshima Prefecture have seen more than 200 perceptible quakes over the past four days.
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JAPAN
Feb 27, 2021
Father suspected of killing his three children in southwestern Japan
Police in Kyushu said Saturday that a 41-year-old man is suspected of killing his three children and that he may have originally been planning to take his own life.
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JAPAN
Feb 1, 2021
Mayor opposed to planned U.S. military drill site wins re-election
The return of Shunsuke Yaita to Nishinoomote, Kagoshima Prefecture, could upset government plans to allow Mage Island to be used for U.S. military plane takeoff and landing exercises.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jan 28, 2021
'Japan’s Marine Corps': The nation's first responders for remote island defense
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade was established in 2018 to respond to security situations that require faster mobilization of land, sea, and air forces.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 28, 2020
Alert level raised as Mount Otake erupts on Suwanose Island, off Kyushu
The Meteorological Agency raised the volcanic activity alert level by one notch to 3 on a scale of 5, to indicate that people should not approach the crater.
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JAPAN
Dec 16, 2020
Black panther injures zookeeper in Kagoshima
A female staff member suffered scratch wounds on her head and arms Tuesday when a black panther attacked her through a fence in a zoo in the southwestern city of Kagoshima, the zoo operator said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 11, 2020
Man given death sentence for 2018 murders of five in Kagoshima
Immediately after the ruling was handed down, Tomohiro Iwakura lunged at the prosecutors and had to be restrained by prison officers.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 27, 2020
Survey on proposed new site for U.S. military drills in Japan approved
Kagoshima Gov. Koichi Shiota announced at a local assembly meeting that he will accept a Defense Ministry request to start the survey in waters surrounding Mage Island.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 20, 2020
Parents convicted for 10-day hotel break while kids, 1 and 3, home alone
Currently, the two girls have no health problems, according to the couple's lawyer.
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JAPAN
Oct 17, 2020
New sightseeing train in Kyushu embarks on maiden journey
A six-car train, equipped with carriages with tatami-covered floors, left Kagoshima-Chuo Station for a four-day luxury trip around the island.
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JAPAN
Sep 3, 2020
Ship carrying 43 crew and almost 6,000 cattle missing in typhoon off Japan
The Japan Coast Guard said it had rescued one crew member on Wednesday night while searching for the ship.
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JAPAN
Jul 1, 2020
Sakurajima may erupt on large scale, Japan weather agency panel warns
Bloating and lifting of the mountain as well as crustal movement have been observed since around last September, the panel said.
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JAPAN
May 20, 2020
Second Kyushu Electric reactor halted over delayed anti-terror steps
The utility aims to bring the reactor back online on Jan. 26 next year after making the required changes,
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JAPAN
May 2, 2020
Residents in UNESCO candidate site near Okinawa face up to delay in screening process
Residents of an island chain near Okinawa are frustrated because the coronavirus pandemic has delayed the assessment process for its UNESCO World Heritage listing.

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