Nov 28, 2016

High school students vow to lead anti-disaster efforts

At a two-day summit held in the town of Kuroshio in Kochi Prefecture, some 360 high school students from 30 countries around the world, including Japan, vowed to become future leaders in promoting measures against natural disasters. In the "Kuroshio Declaration," adopted Saturday, the second ...

Jul 25, 2016

Shark likely attacked surfer off Kochi Prefecture

A shark is believed to have attacked a 29-year-old man Sunday evening when he was surfing in shallow waters off Irino Beach, a popular surfing spot in Kuroshio, Kochi Prefecture. The local Japan Coast Guard office quoted the man as saying a creature that seemed ...

Stylist's hair-donation program provides wigs for kids

Sep 29, 2015

Stylist's hair-donation program provides wigs for kids

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Beauty salon worker Kiichi Watanabe believes the best way he can contribute to society as a hairdresser is by fitting wigs made of human hair to children who have none. Watanabe, 44, founded the nonprofit organization Japan Hair Donation & Charity, or JHDAC, in Osaka ...