Feb 12, 2013 13:46 EST
An express passenger train hit a truck at a level crossing in Japan on Tuesday, police said, with footage and reports from the scene showing it had mounted a station platform.
Dec 12, 2012 09:59 EST
A Japanese woman at the centre of a multiple murder case who reportedly coerced people into starving family members to death has been found dead in her cell, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Nov 07, 2012 01:38 EST
Police arrested four members of the same extended family Wednesday in a multiple murder investigation that has transfixed Japan, an official said.
Oct 14, 2012 19:54 EDT
A "peeping Tom" who used a pen-shaped camera to take an upskirt shot of a cabin attendant during a domestic flight in Japan has avoided charges after prosecutors failed to decide which prefecture the plane was flying over at the time, reports said.
Sep 19, 2012 22:38 EDT
Asian Tour stars Jeev Milkha Singh of India and Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee will play through the pain barrier in an attempt to win the $1.9 million Panasonic Open in Japan which starts on Thursday.
Jul 29, 2012 00:38 EDT
Rarely exported Japanese Kobe beef made its way to Hong Kong dining tables as supermarkets and high-end restaurants started selling the previously exclusive Japanese culinary delicacy.
Jul 27, 2012 08:15 EDT
Rarely exported Japanese Kobe beef made its way to Hong Kong dining tables Friday as supermarkets and high-end restaurants started selling the previously exclusive Japanese culinary delicacy.
Feb 12, 2012 13:08 EST
Serbia shrugged off the absence of Novak Djokovic to reach the Davis Cup last eight on Sunday with the 2010 champions confidently setting their sights on dethroning Spain in November's final.
Feb 10, 2012 22:40 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - Croatia, Serbia, Austria and France sealed places in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Sunday after converting 2-1 overnight leads into winning margins.
Nov 01, 2011 14:17 EDT
(Reuters) - A public-private fund that will acquire the small- and midsize-LCD operations of Toshiba Corp, Hitachi Ltd and Sony Corp will also buy a Panasonic Corp factory for about 20 billion yen ($255.5 million), Japanese business daily The Nikkei said.
Oct 25, 2011 14:38 EDT
(Reuters) - Panasonic Corp will start manufacturing small and midsize LCD panels for tablet devices at its television panel production base next spring as business for larger displays worsens, the Nikkei business daily said.
Oct 19, 2011 23:01 EDT
Japan's Panasonic is to sharply scale down its money-losing television business and cut more than 1,000 jobs, Japanese media reported on Thursday.
Oct 19, 2011 20:12 EDT
TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp will reduce plasma TV panel production and cut up to several thousand jobs, as its loss-making television unit struggles to compete with Asian rivals, domestic media reported on Thursday.
Sep 06, 2011 06:53 EDT
Thousands of people remained stranded in western Japan on Tuesday as the death toll from a fierce typhoon rose to 42, heaping more misery on a nation recovering from the March earthquake and tsunami.
Jul 18, 2011 08:09 EDT
TOKYO (Reuters) - More than 500 beef cattle that ate feed contaminated by radioactive material from Fukushima have already shipped to other parts of Japan, an initial result of inspections on the area's farms showed Monday.
Mar 13, 2011 14:13 EDT
TOKYO (Reuters) - While images of brutal destruction wreaked by a devastating earthquake and tsunami have stunned the nation and the world, Japanese are finding both inspiration and reasons to vent in the aftermath of the disaster.
Sep 27, 2010 02:50 EDT
A load of mayonnaise falling off the back of a lorry in Japan caused an eight-vehicle pile-up, leaving three people injured, police said Monday.
Aug 26, 2010 13:34 EDT
City halls around Japan have been forced to admit having thousands of centenarians registered as alive who may in fact be dead, including a man born in 1840 at the time of the First Opium War.
Aug 25, 2010 02:17 EDT
A Japanese man has admitted to burning down his family home after his mother threw away some of his favourite robot toys from the "Gundam" animation series.
Mar 11, 2010 00:30 EST
TOKYO (Reuters Life!) - Move over, Na'vis: some of Japan's top models will strut down the catwalk in a 3D fashion event this weekend, highlighting the increasing dazzle of the third dimension beyond the movie industry.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Area (rank)||8,393.34 km² (12th)|
|- % water||0.6%|
|Population (October 1, 2005)|
|- Population||5,595,212 (8th)|
|- Density||667 /km²|
|- Flower||Nojigiku (Chrysanthemum japonense)|
|- Tree||Camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora)|
|- Bird||Oriental White Stork (Ciconia boyciana)|
Symbol of Hyōgo Prefecture
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