Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

Sep 13, 2016

Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

This summer saw 660 reported mountaineering accidents across Japan, the most on record, reflecting the mountaineering boom among middle-aged and older people, the National Police Agency said. The figure is the highest since the agency began compiling comparable statistics in 1968. The figure covers accidents ...

Mar 8, 2016

2,561 still missing five years after Great East Japan Earthquake

Five years after the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami devastated vast areas of northeastern Japan, 2,561 people remain missing in the three hardest-hit prefectures, the National Police Agency said. Based on data compiled as of Monday, the agency put the death toll at 15,894. ...