World's biggest tall ship Sedov arrives in Nagasaki
Voice of Russia -- Feb 12
A Russian tall ship recognized as the world's biggest sail ship arrived in Nagasaki on Monday during its first round-the-world voyage since its construction in 1921.
During the 2-day stay, the crewmembers will do the sights and lay flowers at a memorial to victims of the Nagasaki atomic bombing on August 9, 1945.
On its way from Vladivostok in the Russian Far East to Busan, the ship sailed through the Tsushima Strait connecting the Sea of Japan with the East China Sea. In May 1905, the Tsushima Strait became the site of a major battle in which Japan’s Imperial Navy almost completely destroyed a Russian naval force sent from the Baltic to the theatre of the Russo-Japanese War. The Sedov’s crew commemorated the Russian heroes of that battle by floating wreaths.
Fewer than 40 pct of residents and commuters in Tokyo take specific measures to prepare for a possible huge earthquake beneath the Japanese capital, despite high awareness on disaster prevention, a Metropolitan Police Department survey showed Friday. (Jiji Press )
The man under arrest for fatally stabbing one man and wounding three others during a 10-minute rampage in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday night, told police on Thursday that he wanted to hijack a plane at Haneda airport and fly it into Tokyo Skytree to take revenge on society. (Japan Today )
The man lauded as "Japan's Beethoven," who has admitted he never wrote his compositions, appeared before cameras for the first time since the scandal surfaced - clean-shaven and minus his trademark sunglasses. (abcnews.go.com )
The 24-year-old suspect in the murder of a man on a street in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday is believed to have posted a profile online in which he identified himself as a "celeb NEET," meaning a celebrity without a job, according to local online news site J-Cast News. (Japan Times )
The proportion of single nonregular Japanese male workers in their 20s who have girlfriends stood at 18.7 pct in 2012, against 30.7 pct for regular employees, a government survey revealed Thursday. (Jiji Press )
Police in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Wednesday night arrested a 24-year-old unemployed man over four knife attacks within 10 minutes that left one man dead and three others injured on a street. (Japan Today )