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SAPPORO--Forced sterilization under the old eugenics law extended to non-Japanese citizens living in Japan, according to records kept by Hokkaido prefectural authorities. ... Of those, the Hokkaido prefectural government has confirmed 2,593 cases, a higher number than in any of the nation's prefectures.

... Amami,” a series of videos that the Kagoshima prefectural government has uploaded to YouTube. The effort is intended to raise the profile of the subtropical chain lying between the main island of Kyushu and Okinawa Prefecture, as Japan seeks to list two of the islands, Amami-Oshima and Tokunoshima, ...
According to the local defense bureau, the Ospreys left the airport around 5:50 p.m. One aircraft arrived at the Futenma base around 6:40 p.m., while the other landed at the Marines' Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture on Wednesday night. The U.S. Marines in Japan said in a statement that ...
Police took action to remove protesters at a coastal area in Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa, on Wednesday. The day marks one year after the start of full-scale landfill work to relocate a US marine base there. Crowds of activists held a sit-in protest outside the gate of US Camp Schwab in Nago City.
It is thought that the virus may have entered Japan via travelers coming from Taiwan. According to the Okinawa Prefectural Government, as of April 23 the number of cases there had risen to 70. A teenage boy returning to Aichi Prefecture from a trip to Okinawa was diagnosed with measles on April 11, and ...
Japanese animated film company Studio Ghibli has unveiled the basic design of its theme park set to open in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, in 2022. Aichi Governor Hideaki Ohmura revealed on Wednesday that the prefecture and the studio agreed to build Ghibli Park on the site of the 2005 Aichi Expo in ...
There are a total of four such facilities across Japan, including a farm at a prison in Abashiri in Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan. Following the incident, the Justice Ministry is considering a plan to utilize GPS to monitor inmates serving sentences in open prisons. But it is not easy to determine how much ...
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor, which measured 4 on the Japanese seismic scale which peaks at 7, struck at a latitude ... The quake registered between 1 and 4 on the seismic scale in northeastern parts of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture, but the JMA has not ...
... a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 struck off the southeast coast of the Nemuro Peninsula in Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, at 5:53 p.m. local time on Tuesday, the weather agency here said. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor, which measured 4 on the Japanese seismic ...
But as fun, as it seems that this prefecture really decides to grace Slowpoke with this generous new title, it's probably just a regular April Fools' Day joke, as the official Kagawa Prefectural Government website still has Keizo Hamada as its governor. And really who would ever seek out a big, silly bear-like ...


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