National Aug 28, 2018

Police raid construction firm over deadly fire in western Tokyo

Police raided the offices of a construction firm Tuesday on suspicion the company failed to take appropriate measures to prevent a fire at one of its building sites in suburban Tokyo last month, which caused five deaths and numerous injuries. Hazama Ando Corp. released a ...

Okuma escapes assassination attempt; League to instill Bushido spirit in lawmakers; World's largest 'new town' planned; Allies bomb Iraq

National / History | JAPAN TIMES GONE BY Jan 2, 2016

Okuma escapes assassination attempt; League to instill Bushido spirit in lawmakers; World's largest 'new town' planned; Allies bomb Iraq

by Edan Corkill

| THE JAPAN TIMES100 YEARS AGO Friday, Jan. 14, 1916 Count Okuma survives assassination attempt Count Okuma, prime minister of Japan, had a sensational experience Wednesday night, when the veteran statesman narrowly escaped being the victim of a diabolical outrage. The count had attended a state banquet given ...

Railway names Tama the cat's replacement as stationmaster

National Aug 11, 2015

Railway names Tama the cat's replacement as stationmaster

Wakayama Electric Railway Co., which recently mourned the death of its popular feline "stationmaster," has appointed another cat as her successor, hoping the tradition will continue to attract passengers. The railway, which credited Tama with rescuing it from financial difficulties, issued a letter of appointment ...

Wakayama's popular 'stationmaster' cat Tama, 16, dies

National Jun 25, 2015

Wakayama's popular 'stationmaster' cat Tama, 16, dies

Tama, a cat "stationmaster" of a railway station in Wakayama Prefecture whose immense popularity helped boost the railway's revenues and the local sightseeing industry, died Monday at a local animal hospital aged 16 years and two months, the equivalent of about 80 years in ...