At least 26 injured in earthquake in Japan's northwest

National Jun 19, 2019

At least 26 injured in earthquake in Japan's northwest

At least 26 people were injured, including one seriously, after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Japan's northwestern region late Tuesday, causing landslides and power outages in some areas. The quake hit Niigata Prefecture on Tuesday night, recording a maximum of upper 6 on the Japanese ...

National / Crime & Legal Jun 13, 2019

University student arrested over murder of doctor in Yamagata

A 23-year-old male university student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of killing a doctor at her apartment in Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture, last month, local police said. Hiroki Kato, a fourth-year student at Yamagata University, is suspected of breaking into the apartment of ophthalmologist Chiemi Yaguchi, ...

Local governments in Japan prepare to accept more foreign workers

National Nov 20, 2018

Local governments in Japan prepare to accept more foreign workers

As the Diet plans to start substantive deliberations on a bill to expand acceptance of foreign labor, local governments are beginning to prepare for the expected influx of foreign workers. Addressing labor shortages is a pressing matter for local governments. The Chiba Prefectural Government, which is ...