Japanese Gets Life In China For Drug Smuggling

Japanese gets life in China for drug smuggling

A Chinese court sentenced a former Japanese politician to life in prison on Friday for attempting to smuggle illegal drugs.

Takuma Sakuragi, a former assemblyman of Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture, was detained in October 2013 for allegedly possessing more than three kilograms of stimulants in a suitcase at an airport in the city of Guangzhou, southern China.

Chikuma River Bank Gets Temporary Dike

Chikuma River bank gets temporary dike

A temporary dike has been built on the bank of the Chikuma River in central Japan to patch serious damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis.

The river flooded an area of about 950 hectares, or 9.5 square kilometers, in Nagano Prefecture last weekend after the storm caused the riverbank to burst.