Traveling the Pacific Coast Highway to Pebble Beach is a famed drive filled with picturesque curves. This weekend those arriving at Pebble Beach are being treated to curves of another type – taking in the design of breathtakingly beautiful cars at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Stepping on site at this event is like stepping back in time, while also seeing into the future.
Members of Kesen Junior High School's basketball club in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, show a ball on June 28, 2012, on which they have written "Thank you" and other messages in English and Japanese, for Aleasha Hohorst, an 18-year-old American girl who returned a basketball with the school's name on it after finding it in Alaska in March 2012, a year after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
More than 10,000 official documents have been recovered from the muck and mire left behind in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami struck on March 11, 2011.
Now Fuji Xerox is sending employees and scanner-copiers to the city to transfer the recovered documents into a digital format.
Four construction workers were found shortly past Saturday midnight after being left inside a tunnel following an explosion in Minamiuonuma, Niigata Prefecture, central Japan, prefectural police and other sources said. The workers were found about 1,300 meters from the entrance of the tunnel under construction.
An extremely rare combination of fossils presumed to have belonged to a single pterosaur have been discovered here, the Nagasaki Municipal Government and the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum have announced.
Museum officials said on April 26 that about 15 fossil fragments, among which are parts of a lower jaw, an incomplete thigh bone and wing parts, were discovered in strata of the late Cretaceous Period (around 84 million years ago), in the western part of the Nagasaki Peninsula in southern Japan, in October 2009.