National Dec 6, 2016

Missing 2-year-old found safe after spending night outdoors

A 2-year-old girl who went missing Monday in Oita Prefecture was found safe Tuesday in a mountainous area about 2 km from where she disappeared, police said. Koyomi Tokunaga, who sustained only minor scratches, was conscious but was transported to a hospital as a precaution. Relatively ...

Charlotte the monkey as rambunctious as ever at Oita zoo

National Aug 21, 2015

Charlotte the monkey as rambunctious as ever at Oita zoo

A baby monkey, whose naming by a Japanese zoo as Charlotte after Britain's newborn princess caused something of an uproar, is in full tomboy mode. The 3-month-old, 15-cm-tall macaque from Mount Takasaki Wild Monkey Park in Oita has become a sensation with park visitors as ...

National Jul 13, 2015

Temblor rattles Oita area; Ikata nuclear plant said OK

An earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck Kyushu early Monday, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami were reported. The 2:52 a.m. temblor's epicenter was in southern Oita, according to the agency. The focus was around 60 km underground. The Ikata nuclear power plant in ...