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Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2020
Kyushu Electric halts Sendai reactor due to delay in terrorism measures
A reactor at a nuclear plant run by Kyushu Electric Power Co. was halted Monday after the utility was unable to complete on schedule anti-terrorism measures required by regulators — the first such suspension under stricter rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2020
No injuries reported after volcano erupts on Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture
A volcano on an island in Kagoshima Prefecture erupted early Monday, the Meteorological Agency said, with no immediate reports of injuries.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2020
Volcano erupts on Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture; no injuries reported
A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted Saturday, the Meteorological Agency said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 2, 2019
Japan to buy tiny island in Kagoshima for ¥16 billion to host U.S. landing drills
The government said Monday it has agreed to buy an uninhabited island in Kagoshima Prefecture with an eye to letting the U.S. military use it for takeoff and landing practice.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2019
Stray and domestic cats prey on endangered species on Tokunoshima island
A team of researchers have found that stray and free-roaming domestic cats fed by humans are preying on rare species on Tokunoshima island in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 18, 2019
Alert level raised for southern Kyushu's Mount Shinmoe volcano after cluster of 22 earthquakes
The alert level for a volcano in southwestern Japan was raised Monday amid increasing seismic activity in the area, according to the Meteorological Agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 2, 2019
Kagoshima Prefecture's Mount Io volcano on Satsuma-Iojima Island erupts
Kagoshima Prefecture's Mount Io volcano on the island of Satsuma-Iojima erupted at 5:35 p.m. on Saturday, but no injuries were reported, the authorities said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 28, 2019
Alert level raised for island volcano in southwestern Japan following earthquake
The alert level for a volcano on an island in Kagoshima Prefecture was raised Monday after a large-scale earthquake was recorded near the crater the previous night, the Meteorological Agency said.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 11, 2019
Top 10: A local's guide to the most unique hot springs in Kyushu
Panoramas, bubble baths and tingling testicles — The Japan Times' list of 10 of the most unique and rare onsen Kyushu has to offer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2019
Kyushu Electric to halt two reactors next year due to delay in implementing anti-terrorism measures
Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Thursday it will halt two reactors next year due to a delay in implementing anti-terrorism measures required by regulators, in the first such suspension under stricter rules set after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 29, 2019
Japan's Kounotori8 cargo spaceship docks with International Space Station
Kounotori8, Japan's unmanned cargo spaceship loaded with supplies, docked with the International Space Station at an altitude of about 400 kilometers Saturday, the country's space agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 25, 2019
Japan launches rocket carrying vessel for International Space Station
Japan launched a rocket on Wednesday carrying an unmanned spacecraft bound for the International Space Station, after a fire thwarted its planned launch earlier this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 11, 2019
Pre-dawn fire leads to cancellation of rocket launch from Tanegashima facility to International Space Station
A fire broke out near a rocket launch pad on Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture early Wednesday, prompting the cancellation of an unmanned rocket launch scheduled for the same day to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, the operator said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 2, 2019
Kagoshima authorities failed to act on police warnings of abuse of 4-year-old girl before her death
The case follows a series of fatal child abuse cases over the last two years in which authorities were found to have failed to act.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Aug 30, 2019
Remains of North Korean spy vessel crew rest alongside war victims in Kagoshima
In the corner of a cemetery near the central part of the city of Kagoshima stands an independent ossuary. The charnel house, administered by the Kagoshima Municipal Government, is home to unidentified people who lost their lives in the bombings of the city during World War II. But few people know that among those laid to rest there are crewmen of a North Korean spy ship that sank off the coast in 2001.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK
Aug 29, 2019
Ryukyu set to defend The Terrific 12 title
Japan's 12-man FIBA World Cup squad, which includes 10 players who are employed by B. League teams, will measure its overall skills during the upcoming global tournament in China.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2019
Crop-damaging fall armyworms found in Japan for first time
Fall armyworms have been found in fields in Kagoshima Prefecture, the first discovery of the exotic invasive pest in the country, according to the agriculture ministry.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2019
More than 1.09 million residents in Kyushu ordered to evacuate as torrential rains continue
Kagoshima's governor said the prefecture has decided to ask the SDF to assist with disaster relief, saying that there was an extremely high risk of large-scale disasters from the heavy rains.

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