Posts Tagged ‘ Saitama ’

Female store clerk dragged by car, injured chasing shoplifters


TOKYO (majirox news) — A car dragged a store clerk who was attempting to stop thieves at a store in Iruma City, Saitama prefecture, at 1:20 a.m. on Dec. 18, police said. The man and woman fled the area. The unidentified 33-year-old female clerk told police she saw a man carrying stolen speakers from...
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Donor leaves 40 million yen donation in toilet


AOMORI (majirox news) — A donor left a bundle of 40 million yen ($518,000) in cash in a toilet at Hachinobe City Hall in Aomori prefecture together with a note saying, “let the people of the four prefectures affected by the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami use 10 million yen ($130,000) each,” Hachinobe...
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Dealers selling radioactive used cars in Japan


TOKYO (majirox news) — Japanese used car dealers who can’t export radioactive cars overseas are dumping them into the Japanese used car market, according to the Asahi Shimbun on Oct. 24. These cars have failed Japan’s dockside radioactive export tests. “What you are seeing is just the tip of the iceberg,” said one car...
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Japan seeks to expand decontamination areas

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TOKYO (majirox news) — The Ministry of Environment (MOE) on Oct. 10, proposed a new policy in decontaminating areas with over 1 millisieverts (mSv) per year of radiation exposure. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been leaking radiation since it was damaged in March by a tsunami. The size of these areas is...
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Radioactive hotspots found in prefectures neighboring Tokyo


TOKYO (majirox news) — Radioactive hotspots have been found in prefectures neighboring Tokyo with levels of cesium rivaling those found in the least contaminated parts of Fukushima prefecture, according to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). MEXT released radiation maps of Chiba and Saitama prefectures, both of which neighbor Tokyo,...
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Gov’t releases first disaster-related suicide rates


TOKYO (majirox news) — Sixteen people committed suicide in connection with the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake in Japan during June, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Aug. 5, the first time the government has disclosed information about suicides related to the disasters. Miyagi prefecture accounted for half of the 16 victims, Iwate prefecture...
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