Typhoon Mindulle lashes Tokyo, heads north to Tohoku and Hokkaido
Aug23

Typhoon Mindulle lashes Tokyo, heads north to Tohoku and Hokkaido

Typhoon Mindulle lashed the greater Tokyo area on Monday, dumping heavy rain and leaving at least one person dead and 29 injured in storm-related incidents. Storm water coursed down usually placid rivers and left many streets flooded in the Kanto region. As of Monday evening the typhoon was heading north, where it is expected to hit the Tohoku region and Hokkaido on Tuesday. The Kanagawa Prefectural Police said a 58-year-old woman in...

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Missing Hokkaido boy found alive in SDF hut in forest after 6 days
Jun03

Missing Hokkaido boy found alive in SDF hut in forest after 6 days

A seven-year-old boy missing since being abandoned in a bear-inhabited forest in Hokkaido as a punishment nearly a week ago was found alive on Friday(June 3) and reunited with his parents, officials said. The boy, apparently unharmed and in good health, was discovered in a hut inside a Japan Self-Defense Force training facility in Shikabe, five kilometers away from the town of Nanae where he had been left behind by his parents....

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