Typhoon-hit Tohoku railway resumes services on all sections

National Oct 31, 2020

Typhoon-hit Tohoku railway resumes services on all sections

A railway in northeastern Japan resumed operations on all sections on Saturday, about a year after it was stricken by a powerful typhoon. On Saturday morning, the 15.4-kilometer section between Marumori Station in the town of Marumori, Miyagi Prefecture, and Tomino Station in the city ...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Miyagi Prefecture area

National Sep 12, 2020

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Miyagi Prefecture area

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake, which measured 4 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 40 kilometers off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, on Saturday at 11:44 a.m. There is currently no tsunami warning in effect. As a precaution, those near coastal areas ...

Miyagi firm first to get sustainable label for bluefin tuna fishing

Business Aug 14, 2020

Miyagi firm first to get sustainable label for bluefin tuna fishing

A fishery based in northeastern Japan has acquired the world's first certification for sustainable bluefin tuna fishing, according to the Marine Stewardship Council. The MSC's blue fish label certifies that Usufuku Honten Co. in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, takes full measures to ensure that the endangered ...