Rain pounds southwestern Japan as typhoon approaches Korean Peninsula

National Jul 20, 2019

Rain pounds southwestern Japan as typhoon approaches Korean Peninsula

Heavy rain pounded islands in southwest Japan as a typhoon headed toward the Korean Peninsula on Saturday, leading the Meteorological Agency to issue the highest-level danger alert for parts of Nagasaki Prefecture. Landslides occurred on Tsushima Island and the Goto Islands in Nagasaki. Two women ...

National Sep 1, 2015

Four dead, two missing after fishing boats capsize off Nagasaki

Four people were killed and two were missing after six fishing boats capsized early Tuesday off Nagasaki Prefecture as a low pressure system brought strong winds and heavy rain to the region, the Japan Coast Guard said. Five fishing boats capsized off Tsushima Island, throwing ...

Stolen Buddhist statue arrives from South Korea

National Jul 18, 2015

Stolen Buddhist statue arrives from South Korea

One of two ancient Japanese Buddhist statues stolen in 2012 by South Korean thieves arrived Saturday in the southwestern island city of Tsushima, where it was originally kept, the city office said. A bronze standing figure of the Tathagata Buddha, designated an important national cultural ...

Coast guards share duty, language in border zone

National Apr 17, 2014

Coast guards share duty, language in border zone

by Shinji Tanaka

Though tensions remain high between Japan and South Korea over territorial and historical issues, the safety of maritime transportation must be maintained irrespective of diplomatic relations, according to a Japan Coast Guard official who monitors maritime communications in the Tsushima Strait. In the strait separating ...