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Japan Times
Jan 15, 2015
Hanshin's disaster aid to Tohoku provides many lessons
After the Great East Japan Earthquake, few helped Tohoku quicker than Hyogo and the city of Kobe, showing how their wisdom can play a role in the future disasters.
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JAPAN / History
Jan 9, 2015
Tokyo group publishes accounts of '95 Kobe quake survivors
A volunteer group in Tokyo has been publishing the voices of survivors of the January 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake to keep their memories.
Jan 1, 2015
Kansai region on course to enhance its blossoming arts renaissance
In its 2013 policy report, the Agency for Cultural Affairs vowed to build "a nation based on culture and the arts" through the promotion of regional festivals, artist-in-residence programs and other events.
SOCCER / J. League
Dec 12, 2014
Nelsinho hired as Vissel manager
Vissel Kobe on Friday named former Kashiwa Reysol boss Nelsinho as the J. League first-division club's manager for next season.
Japan Times
Dec 9, 2014
Jordan could have begun career with different team
This is the second installment from Hall of Fame writer Sam Smith's new book "There Is No Next: NBA Legends on the Legacy of Michael Jordan."
Japan Times
Nov 8, 2014
Elecom Kobe linebacker Takahashi juggles duties as player, college coach
Mutsumi Takahashi made up his mind to dedicate himself to coaching when he retired as a player for good two years ago.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 23, 2014
Man confesses to grisly Kobe killing, saying he lured young girl to his home
A man arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a 6-year-old girl and then dumping her body parts in plastic bags in Kobe has admitted to committing the murder, according to investigative sources.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 21, 2014
Man admits killing Kobe girl, his lawyer says
The man arrested on suspicion of killing a 6-year-old girl in Kobe has confessed to the crime, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Oct 16, 2014
Pleasure in the History of Fashion: From the Akira Ishiyama Collection
Akira Ishiyama (1918-2011), a Japanese researcher of Western fashion, dedicated nearly 70 years of his life to fashion history, accumulating a wealth of valuable books and 18th- to 19th-century fashion plates and illustrations portraying the popular styles of their times. This extensive collection of...
Japan Times
Oct 15, 2014
Hyogo group issues multilingual disaster preparation guidebook
The Hyogo International Association in Hyogo Prefecture has created a disaster preparation guidebook in nine languages, including Vietnamese and Spanish, for families that can't speak Japanese.
Japan Times
Sep 30, 2014
Kobe slaying victim's school to go ahead with sports day
The elementary school in Kobe grieving over the murder of a 6-year-old student will press ahead with its sports day this weekend — at the family's request.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 29, 2014
Slain Kobe girl's blood detected at suspect's home
DNA tests on bloodstains at the home of a man suspected of abandoning the dismembered body of 6-year-old Mirei Ikuta have confirmed the blood is that of the elementary school first-grader, police said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 25, 2014
Kobe murder suspect says he was too drunk to remember his actions
The man arrested in connection with the murder of a 6-year-old girl in Kou00adbe has reportedly told police he can't confirm security camera footage that appears to show him near the girl around the time she disappeared, as he had been drinking.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 24, 2014
Man arrested in connection with gruesome killing of Kobe girl
Police arrested a 47-year-old man on Wednesday in connection with the death and dismemberment of a 6-year-old Kobe girl who went missing nearly two weeks ago.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 24, 2014
Neighbors of slain Kobe girl express shock and anger; ID card led police to suspect
Residents here expressed shock and anger at the news that a missing 6-year-old girl had been found dead, her body hacked to pieces.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 19, 2014
Kobe court lets woman without family registration use her mother's
The Kobe Family Court ruled Thursday that a 32-year-old Saitama Prefecture woman without a family registration can have her name entered in her mother's register.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2014
Police continue search for 6-year-old Kobe girl
The Hyogo Prefectural Police continue to search for 6-year-old Mirei Ikuta of Kobe, who has been missing since Thursday.
Aug 15, 2014
Struggling Skymark Airlines to stop flying from Narita airport, hike fares
Struggling Skymark Airlines Inc. said Thursday it will stop flying from Narita airport, Japan's second-biggest airport, to focus on operations from Haneda, the nation's busiest airport, and also plans to raise ticket prices on almost all its routes.
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SOCCER / J. League
Aug 2, 2014
Nasu rescues Urawa point but Sagan take top spot
Veteran defender Daisuke Nasu rescued a point with a dramatic late equalizer, but Urawa Reds surrendered top spot in the J. League first division on Saturday after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Vissel Kobe.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jul 27, 2014
Is 'Kobe Formula' spanner in works?
On March 18, 1975, in a show of defiance against Japan-U.S. military policy, the Kobe Municipal Assembly passed a resolution that became known as the "Kobe Formula."


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