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National Jul 25, 2016

Shark likely attacked surfer off Kochi Prefecture

A shark is believed to have attacked a 29-year-old man Sunday evening when he was surfing in shallow waters off Irino Beach, a popular surfing spot in Kuroshio, Kochi Prefecture. The local Japan Coast Guard office quoted the man as saying a creature that seemed ...

Sunwolves lose again in season finale

More Sports / Rugby Jul 16, 2016

Sunwolves lose again in season finale

The Sunwolves' inaugural Super Rugby season came to a close Friday with a 40-29 defeat at the hands of the Sharks at Kings Park. As it have been for much of the season, Mark Hammett's side — which finished the season with one win, one ...

More Sports / Rugby Apr 29, 2016

Leitch's try helps Chiefs edge Sharks

Japan captain Michael Leitch scored a try for the second game running during the Chiefs' 24-22 win over the Sharks on Friday in Super Rugby. No. 8 Leitch, who scored a try during their win over the Hurricanes last Saturday, crossed again in the 23rd ...

Shark sightings keep tourists away after authorities impose swimming bans

National Aug 18, 2015

Shark sightings keep tourists away after authorities impose swimming bans

An increasing number of shark sightings at beaches across Japan this month is affecting tourism, with visitors shunning popular summer destinations where authorities have imposed swimming bans. Sharks have recently been spotted at several beaches in Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Kagoshima prefectures. In Ibaraki, about ...

Shark sighting in Ibaraki prompts swimming ban at beaches

National Aug 6, 2015

Shark sighting in Ibaraki prompts swimming ban at beaches

Two sharks have been spotted off the coast of Hokota in Ibaraki Prefecture, prompting authorities in the city and in three municipalities nearby to prohibit swimming in the sea on Wednesday. According to the Ibaraki Prefectural Government, the city of Hokota received the reports from ...

World / Science & Health Nov 16, 2014

South Africa trials high-tech shark repellent

South Africa has started testing a shark-repelling electronic cable in Cape Town in a high-tech experiment aimed at protecting swimmers without harming the deadly sea predators. Researchers at KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board installed a 100-meter-long cable on Friday in a small bay in Cape Town. The cable ...