Winter Deer Calling Starts In Nara

Winter deer calling starts in Nara

Crowds of deer have emerged from the woods to the sound of a horn in an annual winter event in Japan's ancient capital Nara.

Deer calling has been held by local organizers every year for a few days during the summer and winter to attract tourists.

Recruiting For Paralympic Torchbearers Starts

Recruiting for Paralympic torchbearers starts

Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are calling on the public to apply to run in the games' torch relay.

Recruiting of runners started on Wednesday with a PR event in Tokyo. In attendance were Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori, para-athletics runner Keita Sato and para-badminton player Osamu Nagashima.

Upper House Starts Discussing Japan-us Trade Pact

Upper House starts discussing Japan-US trade pact

Lawmakers in Japan's Upper House of the Diet have begun deliberating the country's new trade pact with the United States.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the deal will be necessary if Japan is to play a part in economic vitality overseas as it faces a declining population at home.

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.

Woods Starts At Top In 1st Pga Japan Tournament

Woods starts at top in 1st PGA Japan tournament

American star golfer Tiger Woods has shot nine birdies to share the top position on the opening round of the PGA Tour's first tournament in Japan.

More than 18,000 spectators gathered at a golf course in Inzai City, near Tokyo, on Thursday to see Woods and 77 other top golfers. Woods is playing in Japan for the first time in 13 years.

Oyster Harvesting Season Starts In Hiroshima

Oyster harvesting season starts in Hiroshima

Fishers in Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan, have begun harvesting cultured oysters.

The harvest season started on Tuesday. Around 6 a.m., growers in Higashihiroshima City began using cranes on their boats to pull up a 10-meter-long rope where they planted oysters.

Fukushima Plant Offsite Center Demolition Starts

Fukushima plant offsite center demolition starts

Workers have begun demolishing an offsite emergency response center that briefly served as headquarters for dealing with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident.

Offsite emergency response centers were set up across Japan after a nuclear criticality accident at Tokai Village, near Tokyo, in 1999.