People Mourn Victims Of Japan Floods One Year On

People mourn victims of Japan floods one year on

People in Japan have held ceremonies to honor hundreds of victims of torrential rains, flooding, and landslides, one year after the disaster ravaged communities throughout the western part of the country.

A large crowd gathered for a memorial service in the district of Mabi in the city of Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture on Saturday. The area was particularly hard hit.

Service Held For Victims Of 1959 Fighter Jet Crash

Service held for victims of 1959 fighter jet crash

Hundreds of people gathered at an elementary school in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture to remember children who were killed in a US fighter jet crash 60 years ago.

The aircraft from the Kadena Air Base crashed into Miyamori Elementary School in Uruma City on June 30, 1959. Eighteen people, including 11 students, were killed and more than 200 were injured.

Memorial Held For Wwii Battle Of Okinawa Victims

Memorial held for WWII Battle of Okinawa victims

Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa has held a ceremony to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the end of a fierce ground battle during the final stages of World War Two.

About 5,100 people took part in the event at the Peace Memorial Park in the city of Itoman on Sunday. They held a minute-long silent prayer at noon.

Sex Offense Victims Lodge Request To Judiciaries

Sex offense victims lodge request to judiciaries

Victims of sexual violence and their supporters in Japan have lodged a request to the judiciaries demanding a review of the Criminal Code.

The action follows a recent ruling by a district court in central Japan that acknowledged that a man had sexually abused his own daughter without her consent.

Victims Of 2011 Tsunami Remembered At Temple

Victims of 2011 tsunami remembered at temple

A crowd of people visited a four-century-old temple in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan on Saturday to pay respects to the victims of the March 11, 2011 tsunami.

People in the region have been remembering the victims on the 11th of every month since the disaster that left nearly 16,000 people dead. More than 1,600 people remain unaccounted for.

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.