Aging becoming new problem for Japanese prisons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Aging is becoming the newest challenge for managing a prison in Japan, NHK reports. According to Japan’s Ministry of Justice statistics, 11.8 percent of the newly...

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Today in History Today is Friday, April 19, the 109th day of 2019. There are 256 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 19,...

Japan inmate recaptured 3 weeks after escape, island manhunt

TOKYO (AP) — A convicted thief has been recaptured three weeks after a rare escape from a Japanese prison and an island manhunt he may have eluded by swimming. Tatsuma Hirao escaped ...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2017. There are 335 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 30, 19...

VOICES: Hiroshima serves as memorial for all victims of WWII

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- The suffering he endured during World War II still haunts 95-year-old Lester Tenney, who has black lung disease from working as a prisoner of war in a Japanese coal mine.The f...