107 Victims Of 2005 Train Accident Remembered

107 victims of 2005 train accident remembered

Saturday marked the 15th anniversary of the deadly train accident that killed 107 people in the western Japanese city of Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture.

This year the annual memorial service was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, but bereaved families still mourned the victims at the accident site and in their homes.

Ministry: Virus Victims Include Younger People

Ministry: Virus victims include younger people

Japan's health ministry says those who died or got seriously ill from the coronavirus were largely elderly but also included younger people.

The ministry released a breakdown of cases in Japan by age group, including deaths and seriously ill patients.

Japan To Expand Help Services For Dv Victims

Japan to expand help services for DV victims

The Japanese government is preparing for a possible increase in domestic violence cases, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The government is concerned that domestic violence cases could surge, as the outbreak forces people to stay home and businesses to shut down. Such changes could heighten people's anxiety and stress levels and lead to a possible increase in domestic violence. Victims of domestic abuse are often unable to get away from their abusers.

Victims Of 1995 Tokyo Sarin Attack Remembered

Victims of 1995 Tokyo sarin attack remembered

Friday marks 25 years since the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system by the Aum Shinrikyo cult.

Members of the cult released the toxic nerve agent inside morning rush-hour commuter trains on three lines in central Tokyo on March 20, 1995. Fourteen people were killed and about 6,300 others injured.

Tokyo Cancels Memorial For 1945 Air Raid Victims

Tokyo cancels memorial for 1945 air raid victims

The Tokyo metropolitan government says next week's memorial ceremony for the victims of US air raids in World War Two has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

This is the first time the annual ceremony has been canceled since it started in 1991. About 100,000 people were killed in the predawn attack by US B-29 bombers on March 10, 1945.

Memorial Held For Kyoto Animation Victims

Memorial held for Kyoto Animation victims

About 500 people from the anime industry and supporters gathered in Kyoto on Saturday to remember the victims of the deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation studio in July.

Thirty-six people were killed and 33 others injured in the attack.

Abe Orders Support Package For Typhoon Victims

Abe orders support package for typhoon victims

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed his cabinet to compile a support package for people affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

Abe told cabinet members on Sunday to use this fiscal year's reserve fund of about 500 billion yen, or roughly 4.6 billion dollars, for the package.

Supreme Court Backs Tsunami Victims' Compensation

Supreme Court backs tsunami victims' compensation

Japan's Supreme Court has upheld a high court ruling that ordered local governments to compensate the families of children who died in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

Seventy-four students at Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, lost their lives in the tsunami. The families of 23 of the children filed a lawsuit against the city and prefecture in 2014, demanding about 21 million dollars in damages.

Attacker Pinpointed Victim's Home From Eye Image

Attacker pinpointed victim's home from eye image

A man who attacked a woman working as a so-called idol reportedly located her home by using an image reflected in her eyes in a photo on social media.

Twenty-six-year-old Hibiki Sato was indicted on Tuesday for attacking the woman in her 20s.

Remembering The Victims In Hokkaido Quake

Remembering the victims in Hokkaido quake

People in Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido are remembering the victims of a powerful earthquake that struck one year ago. Forty-four people died as a result of the quake and hundreds still remain in temporary housing.

Officials in Atsuma, the town hit hardest by the quake, paused at noon for a moment of silence.

Altar For Kyoto Arson Victims To Be Removed

Altar for Kyoto arson victims to be removed

Many people are visiting the site of last month's arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio on Sunday, ahead of the removal of an altar.

Mourners are visiting the altar to pray for the dead and injured, as well as leave flowers and other offerings.

Victims Of Japan's Worst Air Disaster Remembered

Victims of Japan's worst air disaster remembered

A ceremony to remember the victims of Japan's worst air disaster took place on Monday, the 34th anniversary of the tragedy.

A Japan Airlines Boeing 747 jumbo jet bound for Osaka from Tokyo crashed into a mountain in Gunma Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, on August 12, 1985. The accident left 520 people dead.

1985 Jet Crash Victims Remembered

1985 jet crash victims remembered

Bereaved 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 on the 34th anniversary of the accident.

The families and other mourners are hiking up Osutaka Ridge in Gunma Prefecture on Monday.

Nagasaki Remembers Atomic Bomb Victims

Nagasaki remembers atomic bomb victims

People in Japan are remembering the atomic bombing of the city of Nagasaki during World War Two. Over the past 74 years, the city has come to symbolize loss, resilience and hope. In a ceremony, politicians and survivors called on people around the globe to do more to ensure the world never again experiences a nuclear tragedy.

From early in the morning, people came out to the Peace Park to remember the dead and share their wishes for peace.