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JR West conducts anti-terror drill ahead of G20 summit

National May 20, 2019

JR West conducts anti-terror drill ahead of G20 summit

West Japan Railway Co. conducted anti-terrorist drills on a bullet train and at a station ahead of next month's Group of 20 summit in Osaka next month. JR West carried out the drills Monday in cooperation with the Hyogo Prefectural Police and the fire department ...

Osaka welcomes UNESCO support for burial mounds as World Heritage Site

National May 14, 2019

Osaka welcomes UNESCO support for burial mounds as World Heritage Site

Osakans on Tuesday welcomed a UNESCO advisory panel's recommendation to add two clusters of ancient burial mounds in the prefecture to the World Cultural Heritage List. "We are happy that the ancient tumulus clusters were deemed appropriate as World Heritage sites," Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura said. ...