Farewell, Johnny: Japan's oldest chimpanzee dies at 69

National Jan 16, 2019

Farewell, Johnny: Japan's oldest chimpanzee dies at 69

Johnny, Japan's oldest chimpanzee, has died at the estimated age of 69, a zoo in Kobe said Tuesday. The African-born male chimp had seen his appetite diminish since around September and he had been staying inside his sleeping chamber since 2017 due to age-related health ...

Wild boar found wandering around residential area of Kobe

National Nov 26, 2018

Wild boar found wandering around residential area of Kobe

A wild boar was seen Sunday afternoon strolling around a residential area in Kobe, surprising passersby. The animal appeared at about 4:30 p.m. on a fenced slope in the city's Kitano district, which attracts many tourists who come to see Western-style houses. Some astonished onlookers took ...

Ex-Kobe assemblyman guilty of public funds fraud

National / Crime & Legal Oct 30, 2018

Ex-Kobe assemblyman guilty of public funds fraud

A former Kobe city assemblyman who initially came under the spotlight for an affair with a singer-turned-lawmaker was found guilty Monday of defrauding his local assembly of public funds slated for use in political activities. The Kobe District Court sentenced Ken Hashimoto, 38, to 18 ...