Nishimura Visits Site Of Coronavirus Drug Research

Nishimura visits site of coronavirus drug research

Japan's minister in charge of the coronavirus response has visited a Japanese university that is studying a possible coronavirus treatment drug.

Economic Revitalization Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi visited Kitasato University on Wednesday.

Sources: Lawmaker Visited Casino Candidate Site

Sources: Lawmaker visited casino candidate site

NHK has learned that a former state minister in charge of integrated casino resorts whose offices were raided by prosecutors on Thursday visited a candidate site and met the relevant officials.

The special investigative team of Tokyo prosecutors searched the offices of Liberal Democratic Party Lower House member Tsukasa Akimoto, in connection with allegations that a Chinese firm brought undeclared cash into Japan. The prosecutors are investigating the possible links between Akimoto and the company.

Site Near Olympic Torch Relay Start Decontaminated

Site near Olympic Torch Relay start decontaminated

Japan's Environment Ministry says a site near the starting point of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay in Fukushima Prefecture has been decontaminated, after a higher level of radiation was detected there.

The ministry said on Wednesday that it was detected at a public parking lot adjacent to the J-Village sports complex, where the torch relay will begin on March 26.

Aegis Ashore Site Review Covers Distance To Homes

Aegis Ashore site review covers distance to homes

Japan's top government spokesman says distances from residential areas should be a major factor in choosing candidate sites for the deployment of a land-based missile defense system.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was speaking on Thursday on the review that's underway of potential host sites for the US-made Aegis Ashore system.

On-site Investigation Starts At Shurijo Castle

On-site investigation starts at Shurijo Castle

Police and fire officials in Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa have begun an on-site investigation at Shurijo Castle, a day after a devastating fire broke out there.

About 80 police personnel began working at the site before noon on Friday together with members of the fire department.

Okinawa World Heritage Site Burns Down

Okinawa World Heritage site burns down

A huge fire at Shurijo Castle in Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa has finally been brought under control.

The fire raged for 11 hours and destroyed several buildings at the UNESCO world heritage site. Police and fire department officials have launched an investigation.

Fire At Shuri Castle, A World Heritage Site

Fire at Shuri Castle, a world heritage site

A fire is raging at Shuri Castle, a UNESCO's World Heritage site in the southern prefecture of Okinawa. It started early Thursday morning. Fire trucks have rushed to the scene.

The Naha city fire department says it received an emergency call reporting a fire at the castle at about 2:40 a.m. Japan time.

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.