Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Aug 16, 2017

Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Two-time figure skating world champion and 2014 Sochi Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu performed an exhibition program Wednesday at a rink where he has special memories. After skating to Japanese pop song "Hana ni Nare" at the Bank of Yokohama Ice Arena, Hanyu offered free ...

Kyushu Electric rejects Kagoshima governor's call to suspend reactors

Sep 5, 2016

Kyushu Electric rejects Kagoshima governor's call to suspend reactors

Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Monday rejected a request by Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono to immediately suspend operations of two reactors at its Sendai nuclear plant. In a meeting at the prefectural government office, Kyushu Electric President Michiaki Uriu handed the governor a written response ...

Chimp caught in residential area after escaping Sendai zoo

Apr 14, 2016

Chimp caught in residential area after escaping Sendai zoo

A chimpanzee that escaped from a Sendai zoo was caught Thursday afternoon in a nearby residential area after being shot with a tranquilizer gun and falling from power lines. The male chimpanzee Chacha was one of the five chimpanzees kept at the Yagiyama Zoological Park ...

Unclaimed school backpacks pulled from 3/11 tsunami debris incinerated

Feb 4, 2016

Unclaimed school backpacks pulled from 3/11 tsunami debris incinerated

Authorities in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, said Thursday they have begun to incinerate about 3,000 backpacks and other school pupils' belongings washed ashore in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami after their owners could not be found. The items, including leather rucksacks, other bags and musical ...