Two buildings in Hiroshima that survived the 1945 atomic bombing may be demolished due to a lack of maintenance funds.
The former army uniform depot is 2.7 kilometers from Ground Zero. Military uniforms were manufactured and stored there. People injured by the atomic bombing were carried into the buildings, and many of them died.
Japanese pianists have won the top two prizes in the Long-Thibaud-Crespin international competition in France.
After final concerts on Friday and Saturday, 26-year-old Kenji Miura won first prize, and Keigo Mukawa, who is also 26, took second prize. They were among six finalists selected in the piano category, which began on Wednesday.
According to the rumors, Fujifilm could be looking to announce its X-Pro3 camera later this month. However, it seems that in addition to the X-Pro3, the company could have two more cameras in the works. This is according to a tweet by Nokishita Camera in which it was discovered that the company had registered two new models.
The model numbers for the two new Fujifilm cameras are the FF190003 and the FF190005. At this point in time, it is unclear as to what these model numbers are referring to, but all we know is that there will be two new Fujifilm cameras that will be announced in the coming months. As Fuji Rumors notes, there is usually a 1-3 month waiting time from when a camera is registered to when it will be announced.
The operator of a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan says it will suspend operations of two reactors next year as it will not be able to meet the deadline for the construction of mandatory anti-terrorism facilities.
Kyushu Electric Power Company revealed the plan for its Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture at a news conference on Thursday.
Twin typhoons are sweeping through East Asia. Typhoon Faxai is approaching the Ogasawara Islands, southeast of Tokyo, while Typhoon Lingling is hitting the Korean Peninsula after bringing heavy rains to wide areas of western Japan. Japanese weather officials are advising people to be on the alert for possible disasters.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Faxai is moving northwest on Saturday near Chichijima Island, one of the Ogasawara chain.
Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says North Korea fired two ballistic missiles on Saturday morning. He also says South Korea's notification that it will end an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan did not affect Tokyo's information gathering on the launch.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Iwaya said the missiles were launched from the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula at around 6:44 and 7:01 a.m. He said both missiles are believed to have fallen in the Sea of Japan, outside Japan's exclusive economic zone.