Workers Using Sheets To Cover Quake-damaged Roofs

Workers using sheets to cover quake-damaged roofs

Workers in the quake-hit city of Tsuruoka are using plastic sheets to cover roofs that were damaged by Tuesday's powerful temblor in northern Japan.

A number of homes in the city's Koiwagawa district lost roof tiles in the quake. They developed ceiling leaks when rains pounded the area on Wednesday.

Houses With Thatched Roofs Covered In Snow Are Being Lit Up With Lanterns For A Special Event At Kayabukinosato

Houses with thatched roofs covered in snow are being lit up with lanterns for a special event at Kayabukinosato

NANTAN, Kyoto -- Houses with thatched roofs covered in snow are being lit up with lanterns for a special event at Kayabukinosato village in this city.

The area is designated as a national preservation district for groups of important traditional buildings and has 38 thatched houses. After sunset, houses covered with snow are illuminated with lights as visitors take photos of the impressive scenery.

Taiyo Kogyo To Construct Roofs For 2014 World Cup Soccer Stadiums

Taiyo Kogyo to construct roofs for 2014 World Cup soccer stadiumsJapanese tent maker Taiyo Kogyo Corp. said Wednesday it will construct roofs for three soccer stadiums in Brazil that will hold games during the 2014 World Cup.

It will be the fourth straight time for Taiyo Kogyo to take part in FIFA World Cup stadium construction since the 2002 tournament hosted by Japan and South Korea.