Mourners Continue To Visit Arson Site

Mourners continue to visit arson site

Anime fans from around the world continue to visit Kyoto to mourn the victims of the arson attack on a famous animation studio one month ago.

Thirty-five people were killed and 34 others were injured after a man spread gasoline and set fire to the studio of Kyoto Animation.

Arson Victims Remembered At 'pilgrimage' Site

Arson victims remembered at 'pilgrimage' site

Anime fans have carried a special portable shrine as part of a festival near Tokyo to remember the victims of the deadly Kyoto Animation studio fire on July 18.

Fifty-eight men and women from across Japan gathered at Washinomiya Shrine in the city of Kuki, Saitama Prefecture, on Sunday.

Suspect Bought Gas Cans 5km From Arson Site

Suspect bought gas cans 5km from arson site

Investigative sources say the suspect in Thursday's deadly arson attack in Kyoto bought containers and a pushcart to carry gasoline at a store about five kilometers from the attack site.

The fire at Kyoto Animation's studio in Fushimi Ward killed 34 people and injured another 34.

On-site Inspection Begins At Kyoto Anime Studio

On-site inspection begins at Kyoto anime studio

Police officers and firefighters have begun inspecting the site of an arson attack that killed 33 people in Kyoto, western Japan.

Police and fire department vehicles arrived at the Kyoto Animation studio around 9 a.m. on Friday. Investigators are inspecting the three floors of the building.

Many Visitors At Site Chosen As World Heritage

Many visitors at site chosen as World Heritage

Many people are visiting one of a group of burial mounds in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, that has been added to the list of World Cultural Heritage sites.

The Mozu-Furuichi Tumulus Clusters, which span the cities of Sakai, Habikino and Fujiidera, consist of 49 mounds built in the late fourth and fifth centuries.

Data Problem Found With Another Aegis Ashore Site

Data problem found with another Aegis Ashore site

It has been learned that problematic data was submitted for a Defense Ministry survey of a candidate site in western Japan for the deployment of a missile defense system.

The revelation follows a similar problem at another candidate site in northern Japan.

Another Mistake In Aegis Ashore Site Survey

Another mistake in Aegis Ashore site survey

Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has apologized for yet another mistake made in a survey to choose a possible deployment site for a US-made missile defense system.

His ministry selected a Self-Defense Force training area in Akita City, northeastern Japan, as one of the two candidate sites to deploy the land-based Aegis Ashore system in the country.

Tokyo Plans Redevelopment Of Tsukiji Market Site

Tokyo plans redevelopment of Tsukiji market site

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government appears to be considering redeveloping the former site of the Tsukiji food market as a venue for international conferences and expos.

The market was closed last October, and its functions transferred to a new market in the Toyosu district, also in Tokyo. It is now being dismantled. The roughly 23-hectare-wide space is scheduled to serve as a transport hub during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Huge Aerosol Spray Stockpile At Sapporo Blast Site

Huge aerosol spray stockpile at Sapporo blast site

A realtor in northern Japan had reportedly stockpiled a large quantity of aerosol spray cans at the time of a huge blast.

The explosion and ensuing fire in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, on Sunday destroyed a building housing the realtor and injured 42 people, including diners at a restaurant next door.

Couple To Pay Nintendo $12 Million For Running Illegal Rom Site

Couple To Pay Nintendo $12 Million For Running Illegal ROM Site

There are gamers out there who flat out refuse to pay for games, instead choosing to find various means and methods to get a game for free, even if it results in piracy. Unsurprisingly this has allowed a piracy market to thrive, although it seems that the internet is now free of at least one ROM website.

In a report from TorrentFreak, it seems that a couple who owned the website have reached a settlement agreement with Nintendo, in which they will have to pay $12 million to the company, while admitting to both direct and indirect copyright infringement. Now the amount of $12 million is no small figure to sneeze at, but it seems that the couple had decided that they did not want a long and drawn out court battle that could have potentially resulted in damages greater than $12 million.

Relatives Visit 1985 Plane Crash Site

Relatives visit 1985 plane crash site

Relatives of the victims of Japan's worst air disaster are making their annual visit to the crash site on a mountain north of Tokyo. This year they are marking the 33rd anniversary of the tragedy.

The relatives started climbing Osutaka Ridge in Gunma Prefecture early Sunday morning.

Tokyo Governor Declares Toyosu Market Site Safe

Tokyo governor declares Toyosu market site safe

The governor of Tokyo has declared that the new site for the city's main food market is safe. The declaration by Yuriko Koike paves the way for the planned opening of the Toyosu market in October.

Koike told a meeting of senior Tokyo metropolitan officials on Tuesday that the new site for relocating the Tsukiji wholesale market now fulfills conditions for opening a safe market.

Building Site Fire In Tokyo Suburb Kills 5

Building site fire in Tokyo suburb kills 5

A fire at a construction site in a Tokyo suburb has left 5 men dead. About 40 people were injured, half of them seriously.

The fire broke out on Thursday afternoon in a 3-story building being built in Tama City. The building also has 3 basement floors. More than 300 people were working there at the time.

2 Dead In Fire At Building Site In Suburban Tokyo

2 dead in fire at building site in suburban Tokyo

Tokyo police say a fire at a building site in Tama City has killed 2 people. Two others are showing no vital signs.

Earlier, the Tokyo Fire Department said about 40 people were injured, including construction workers, around 20 seriously.