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KAGOSHIMA

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2019
Heavy rains prompt evacuation orders in Kagoshima as weather agency warns of mudslides and floods
Heavy rains prompted an evacuation order for some 6,000 residents in 2,859 households in Ichikikushikino, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Monday morning, as well as an evacuation advisory issued to more than 1.21 million people in 550,000 households in Miyazaki, Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures as the Meteorological Agency warned of mudslides and floods.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2019
In rare move, Japan's Supreme Court rejects lower court rulings for retrial of woman, 92, over 1979 murder
The Supreme Court said Wednesday it has rejected lower and high court decisions to hold a retrial for a 92-year-old woman who served 10 years in prison over the 1979 murder of her former brother-in-law in Kagoshima Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2019
NRA safety license for Sendai reactors legal, Fukuoka court finds, dismissing volcano risk lawsuit
The district court says it found nothing illegal with a safety clearance granted to two reactors in Kyushu that were restarted after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jun 14, 2019
Starry-eyed and lost to the forests of Yakushima
The forests are what draw people to Yakushima, famous for inspiring the scenery of Studio Ghibli's 1997 film, 'Princess Mononoke.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 18, 2019
Road damage after torrential rain on Yakushima Island leaves about 200 people stranded
A total of at least 10 buses being used to transport mountain hikers and several cars became stranded on Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday following torrential rain, leaving about 200 people trapped there, local officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2019
Japanese teenager lops off Guinness World Record-setting locks ready for Reiwa and college
An 18-year-old Japanese woman, once recognized as having the longest hair in the world among teenagers aged 13-17, had her first-ever haircut Tuesday before starting life at university.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 26, 2019
GSDF launches new bases in Kagoshima and Okinawa for defense of Japan's southwestern islands
The Ground Self-Defense Force launched new camps on Amami Oshima island in Kagoshima Prefecture and Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture on Tuesday, as part of its moves to enhance the defense of southwestern islands in the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2019
Japan to recommend southwestern islands in Kagoshima and Okinawa for UNESCO listing again
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a decision to again recommend a chain of southwestern islands as a candidate for UNESCO's 2020 World Heritage list, after withdrawing the initial bid on the U.N. body's advice to conduct a further review. The recommendation will be done by Feb. 1.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 21, 2019
Japanese couple makes rare transition from IT world to miso-making
For people used to the fast-paced tech world, making miso in a sleepy town in Japan's countryside might not seem too appealing — unless they realize that's where their true calling lies.
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2019
6.4 magnitude quake strikes off Kagoshima
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coasts of Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures on Tuesday evening, the Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 7, 2018
'Call of nature' prompted 169 kph expressway drive, Kagoshima assemblyman says
A municipal assembly member in Kagoshima Prefecture said Thursday that a desperate search for a toilet prompted him to break the law by driving his car at 169 kph on an expressway in April.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 21, 2018
Short-staffed nursing home in Kagoshima Prefecture denies mismanagement after six residents die
A nursing home in Kagoshima Prefecture where six people died in just over a month has denied any mismanagement even though it staffs the facility with just one overnight caregiver for its 30 residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 9, 2018
Kagoshima zookeeper dies after being mauled by white tiger
Akira Furusho, 40, was found collapsed and bleeding from the neck in a cage by a colleague after the Hirakawa Zoological Park had closed for the day Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 26, 2018
Abe throws hat into LDP leadership race, setting up showdown with Shigeru Ishiba
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday he will run in the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election next month, setting the stage for a two-way race against former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba.
JAPAN
Aug 15, 2018
Meteorological Agency raises alert level for volcano on Kagoshima Prefecture island
The Meteorological Agency on Wednesday raised the alert level for a volcano on Kuchinoerabu Island, urging residents there to prepare for possible evacuation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 3, 2018
Kagoshima hospital reveals 15 cases of 'superbug' infections after logging eight deaths since 2016
A Kagoshima hospital says its intensive care unit might be to blame for 15 cases of drug-resistant bacteria found in patients since 2016 that led to eight deaths.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 12, 2018
Japan launches H-IIA rocket carrying intelligence-gathering satellite
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on Tuesday launched an H-IIA rocket carrying a radar-type intelligence-gathering government satellite from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2018
Two U.S. Ospreys make emergency landings on island in southwest Japan
Two U.S. Air Force Osprey aircraft made emergency landings Monday afternoon at the airport on Amami-Oshima island in Kagoshima Prefecture, local authorities said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2018
Japan drops bid for World Heritage listing covering southwestern islands
The government decided Friday to drop its plan to recommend a chain of islands southwest of the Japanese archipelago for inclusion on UNESCO's World Heritage list this summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 28, 2018
Man served second warrant over quintuple murder in Kagoshima
The suspect said he was reportedly annoyed by his grandmother's nagging about his lack of a steady job.

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