National / Politics Jan 8, 2014

Turkish leader meets ship rescuer kin, Iran airlift passenger

Visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Japanese people connected with two crucial events in Japan-Turkey relations in Tokyo on Tuesday. Erdogan listened to the stories of descendants of Japanese who rescued Turkish sailors in a maritime disaster in 1890, along with a Japanese ...

Aquarium uses prawns to address menu scandal

National Dec 11, 2013

Aquarium uses prawns to address menu scandal

Amid the scandals over menu misrepresentations in the food service industry, the Susami Crustacean Aquarium in Wakayama Prefecture is stirring the pot with an exhibition to help consumers recognize fraudulent practices of this kind. The aquarium, located in the town of Susami, has been holding ...

Town's undersea mailbox lures divers

National Jul 26, 2013

Town's undersea mailbox lures divers

by Yuika Kawazoe

Susami, a fishing town in Wakayama Prefecture with a population of around 5,000, is in Guinness World Records for having the deepest underwater postbox, at a depth of 10 meters off its coast. Officially recognized as a mail collection point of the local postal system, ...