Wooden boat washes ashore in Akita
NHK -- Nov 27
Police are investigating a wooden boat that has washed ashore in northeastern Japan. This comes as several boats believed to be from the Korean Peninsula have been found in Akita Prefecture this month.

Police say they received a report of a boat drifting off the city of Oga at around 8:30 AM on Sunday. The unmanned vessel was found on a beach a few hours later. An 8-digit number was visible on its hull.

Police say they received a report of what appeared to be a wooden vessel drifting near the beach last Friday.

A boat carrying 8 men who said they sailed from a North Korean port washed ashore in the city of Yurihonjo on Thursday. It went missing on Saturday.

26日、秋田県男鹿市の海岸に木造船が漂着しているのが見つかりました。秋田県内では、23日に北朝鮮のものとみられる木造船が流れ着いています。 午前8時半すぎ、男鹿市の海岸に木造船が漂着していると近くの住民から通報がありました。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
Jul 23
Sweltering heat continues to shroud most of Japan. Temperatures reached nearly 40 degrees Celsius in some places on Sunday. (NHK)
Jul 23
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has unveiled the names of the mascots for the Games. (NHK)
Jul 21
Severe tropical storm Ampil is moving toward Japan's southwestern island of Okinawa, bringing strong winds and high waves. (NHK)
Jul 21
Japan's health ministry says the average life expectancies for men and women hit record highs in 2017. (NHK)
Jul 21
The proportion of women with children who said they were employed stood at a record high of 70.8 pct in 2017, exceeding 70 pct for the first time, a survey by the labor ministry showed Friday. (Jiji)
Jul 21
Japan's Diet enacted a bill into law on integrated resorts, which include casinos, despite persistent objections from opposition parties. (NHK)
Jul 21
The Japan Coast Guard says the latest volcanic eruption on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean is continuing. (NHK)
Jul 20
Public prosecutors indicted Kobe Steel Ltd. <5406> on Thursday for violating the unfair competition prevention law, over the falsification of quality data on aluminum, copper and other products at its factories. (Jiji)
Jul 20
Japanese Princess Mako arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday on the first leg of her official visit to Brazil. (Jiji)
Jul 19
Temperatures rose further across Japan excluding northern regions on Wednesday, exceeding 40 degrees Celsius for the first time in five years, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. (Jiji)