Over 90,000 Households In Chiba Without Power

Over 90,000 households in Chiba without power

More than 90,000 households in Chiba Prefecture remained without power as of 4 a.m. on Monday, a week after a severe typhoon.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says work to restore electricity may have to be suspended due to current weather conditions.

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Kddi Begins Operating Base Station Ship Off Chiba

KDDI begins operating base station ship off Chiba

A Japanese telecom company has begun operating a vessel that enables people to use mobile phone services in typhoon-hit Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo.

Mobile phone services remain unavailable across the southern and other parts of the prefecture, partly due to massive power outages caused by Typhoon Faxai. The storm struck the greater Tokyo area a week ago.

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Japanese City Sets New Fried Chicken Record

Japanese city sets new fried chicken record

People in a city in southwestern Japan have set a new world record for the largest serving of fried chicken.

More than 1,600 kilograms of chicken was prepared for Sunday's event in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture. The city is famous for its fried chicken.

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Chiba Prefecture Offers Info In Foreign Languages

Chiba Prefecture offers info in foreign languages

The Chiba Prefectural government is offering telephone consultations in 13 languages for foreign residents who may need assistance in the aftermath of Typhoon Faxai.

The Chiba International Center is providing information in simple Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Nepalese, Hindi, Tagalog, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Russian and Indonesian.

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Motegi Condemns Drone Attacks On Saudi Oil Sites

Motegi condemns drone attacks on Saudi oil sites

Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi has strongly condemned Saturday's drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Iran-backed Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen say they carried out the strikes.

Motegi said in a statement released on Sunday that peace and stability in the Middle East is extremely important for the entire international community. He also said that a stable oil supply from the Middle East is indispensable for the stability and prosperity of the global economy, including Japan.

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Princess Kako To Visit Austria, Hungary

Princess Kako to visit Austria, Hungary

Princess Kako, the second daughter of Japan's Crown Prince and Princess Akishino, has left for her first official trip abroad to Austria and Hungary.

The princess left Tokyo's Haneda airport for Austria on Sunday morning. She was seen off by Imperial Household Agency officials.

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Blackout Continues In Chiba

Blackout continues in Chiba

Over 130,000 households in Chiba Prefecture remain without power as of Sunday noon, almost one week after a powerful typhoon. But Tokyo Electric Power Company says work to restore electricity may have to be suspended depending on weather conditions.

TEPCO cites the need to ensure safety, as localized thunderstorms are forecast from Sunday night through Monday.

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Danjiri Festival Begins In Kishiwada

Danjiri Festival begins in Kishiwada

Crowds have crammed into Kishiwada City in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, to cheer on teams of men as they raced 4-ton festival floats through the streets.

The Kishiwada Danjiri festival began more than 300 years ago as an annual offering to the gods, held in the hope it would deliver a plentiful autumn harvest.

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A Man Arrested For Firing Air Gun In Road Rage

A man arrested for firing air gun in road rage

Police in Japan have arrested a 40-year-old man suspected of firing an air gun in an apparent road rage incident earlier this month.

Tatsuhiko Sato was arrested on Saturday morning in the city of Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, on suspicion of damaging property. He turned himself in to police.

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Tepco Grants Electricity Bill Extensions In Chiba

TEPCO grants electricity bill extensions in Chiba

Tokyo Electric Power Company has announced extensions to electricity bill payment deadlines in parts of Chiba Prefecture amid widespread blackouts resulting from Typhoon Faxai.

The measure applies to households and businesses in 41 municipalities, including the cities of Chiba, Choshi, Tateyama, Yotsukaido and Narita.

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800 Pigs Culled As Swine Fever Detected Near Tokyo

800 pigs culled as swine fever detected near Tokyo

Officials in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, have culled about 800 pigs after swine fever was detected at a hog farm.

The prefectural government started putting down pigs at the farm in Chichibu City late on Friday after the virus was detected earlier in the day.

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Japan Comes Last In Public Education Spending

Japan comes last in public education spending

A survey shows that Japan's public spending on education as a percentage of GDP was the lowest among OECD countries.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released a report based on its survey conducted in 2016.

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Hanyu Wins First Competition Of Season

Hanyu wins first competition of season

Japan's two-time Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu has won the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Canada, marking a victorious start to the 2019-2020 season.

Hanyu came out on top in his free skate on Saturday, after winning the short program on Friday.

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