Memorial Held For 2005 Train Accident Victims

Memorial held for 2005 train accident victims

A memorial service has been held for victims of a train derailment accident in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, that occurred 14 years ago.

Thursday marked the 14th anniversary of the deadly crash on the JR Fukuchiyama Line that killed 107 people and injured 562 others.

Victims In Ethiopia Attack Include Japanese Woman

Victims in Ethiopia attack include Japanese woman

Japanese Embassy officials in Ethiopia say DNA tests have identified one of the five victims in an armed attack in the country in March as a Japanese woman in her 40s.

The five people were killed when gunmen stormed a vehicle on March 19 in the state of Oromia, around 500 kilometers west of the capital, Addis Ababa.

Hokkaido Earthquake Victims Remembered

Hokkaido earthquake victims remembered

Wednesday marks exactly six months since a powerful earthquake hit Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.

The quake occurred on September 6. It registered an intensity of 7 in the town of Atsuma, the highest on the Japanese seismic scale. It caused 42 fatalities.

Toyota Replacing Nurse's Truck Used For Saving California Wildfire Victims

Toyota Replacing Nurse's Truck Used For Saving California Wildfire Victims


The California wildfires have caused a lot of devastation. There have been casualties while countless people have had to evacuate their homes to survive. The fires have even laid waste to houses. The firefighters and first responders have done an incredible job of saving as many lives as possible, not caring about themselves or their possessions. That’s what nurse Allyn Pierce did as well. He drove his Toyota Tundra truck through the flames to help victims. His heroics have earned him a lot of praise and Toyota has now stepped up with an offer to replace his truck.

Pierce manages the intensive care unit at the Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in Paradise, California. The town has been badly affected by the fires. He drove his truck through the flames to get to the hospital where victims required medical assistance.

Japanese Victims Reportedly Stalked

Japanese victims reportedly stalked

Guatemalan police investigating an attack on 2 Japanese women on Sunday say the victims had told their neighbors that they were being stalked and had been assaulted.

The Japanese Embassy in Guatemala says a Japanese woman is dead and another in a hospital with serious injuries.

Families Mourn For Victims On Mt. Ontake

Families mourn for victims on Mt. Ontake

Families of those who died or went missing on Mount Ontake in an eruption in 2014 have visited the summit for the first time since the disaster.

A route to the summit of the mountain in central Japan reopened on Wednesday, one day before the 4th anniversary of the eruption that left 63 people dead or missing.

Victims Of 1985 Plane Crash Remembered

Victims of 1985 plane crash remembered

Relatives of victims of Japan's worst air disaster gathered in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, to remember their loved ones on Saturday, the eve of the 33rd anniversary of the tragedy.

A Japan Airlines jumbo jet crashed into a mountain in the prefecture on August 12th, 1985, killing 520 people on board.

Memorial Service Held For 1985 Jet Crash Victims

Memorial service held for 1985 jet crash victims

Bereaved families and airline officials have attended a memorial service for the 520 victims of Japan's worst air accident on the 33rd anniversary of the crash.

A Japan Airlines Boeing 747 on a flight from Tokyo to Osaka went down on a mountain in Ueno Village in Gunma Prefecture on August 12th, 1985. Only 4 people survived.

Hiroshima Remembers Atomic Bomb Victims

Hiroshima remembers atomic bomb victims

Japan marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Monday. Tens of thousands of people gathered to honor the victims at an annual memorial ceremony held in the city.

A minute of silence was observed at 8:15 AM -- the exact time the bomb was dropped by the US on August 6, 1945.

Praying For The Victims Of Hiroshima

Praying for the victims of Hiroshima

People started gathering in Hiroshima well before the ceremony in the early morning hours. They came out to honor the victims and send wishes for a world without nuclear weapons.

An 81-year-old atomic bomb survivor said that she really appreciates how many young people are offering sincere prayers.

Atomic Bomb Victims Remembered

Atomic bomb victims remembered

Japan marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Monday. Tens of thousands of people gathered to honor the victims at an annual memorial ceremony held in the city.

A minute of silence was observed at 8:15 AM -- the exact time the bomb was dropped by the US on August 6, 1945.

Most Tokyo Heatstroke Victims Did Not Use A/c

Most Tokyo heatstroke victims did not use a/c

Heatstroke is believed to have killed 52 people in Tokyo this month. NHK has learned that over 90 percent of those who died in rooms with air conditioners were not using them.

Tokyo police and medical experts say that of the 52 victims, 49 were found after falling in their homes or other buildings.

Fund-raising Drives For Flood Victims

Fund-raising drives for flood victims

The Japanese Red Cross Society and the Central Community Chest of Japan are both organizing cash grants and support funds for people affected by the disastrous floods in western Japan.

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