Retrial appeal in '79 murder case rejected

National / 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. The decision came after the district court in 2002 decided to reopen the case involving Ayako Haraguchi, ...

Dinosaur tooth unearthed on Kagoshima isle

National 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. This is the first-ever discovery ...