Dugong activists appeal U.S. court ruling on Okinawa base transfer

National Sep 25, 2018

Dugong activists appeal U.S. court ruling on Okinawa base transfer

On Monday, American and Japanese conservationists seeking to protect endangered dugongs appealed a U.S. district court ruling in August allowing the construction of a new U.S. military base in Okinawa Prefecture. The plaintiffs contend that the base will destroy a crucial habitat for the last ...

Man convicted for confining mentally ill son in cage

National / Crime & Legal Jun 27, 2018

Man convicted for confining mentally ill son in cage

A 73-year-old man received a suspended sentence Wednesday for illegally confining his mentally ill son in a wooden cage for years at their home in the city of Sanda, Hyogo Prefecture. The Kobe District Court sentenced Yoshitane Yamasaki to 18 months in prison, suspended for ...