Nagano City Didn't Alert Residents Of River Breach

Nagano City didn't alert residents of river breach

NHK has learned that Nagano City did not inform residents about the burst of a major river caused by Typhoon Hagibis, despite receiving the information from the central government.

The land ministry says it announced at 6 a.m. on October 13 that a dam on the bank of Chikuma River had burst. The ministry had concluded the collapse likely occurred two hours earlier.

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.

Evacuation Warning For Parts Of Kitakyushu City

Evacuation warning for parts of Kitakyushu City

Authorities in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, have issued an evacuation advisory to about 20,000 residents in some districts, due to the risk of storm surges.

The evacuation advisory is equal to a level-4 alert on a 5-stage warning system. It means residents should quickly flee to safer ground.

Lisa's In And Around Tokyo: Musashino Clean Center--city Goes Trendy With Its Trash Disposal

Lisa's In and Around Tokyo: Musashino Clean Center--City goes trendy with its trash disposal

All I can say is "wow, wow and wow!" My socks were knocked off visiting a waste disposal site. Yes, a waste disposal site--you know, the place where they do what they do with our garbage?

News flash for governments and businesses with NIMBYs giving them headaches: You need to go to Musashino Clean Center (MCC). This facility opened my eyes to a whole new way of seeing and dealing with "inherently undesirables."

City Workers In Koka Going Ninja

City workers in Koka going ninja

Civil servants in western Japan are working in ninja outfits to promote their city.

The employees at the Koka city office began wearing the costumes on Monday to promote Ninja Day on Friday, February 22. The city is one of the birthplaces of ninjas.