At the waste facility of Japan’s Kamikatsu town, there are dozens of different boxes for each category for recycling all its waste for only one reason: becoming a zero-waste town by 2020.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited an evacuation centre in the city of Kurashiki in Okayama prefecture, where more than 40 of the 176 victims died.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says unprecedented rains and landslides cause tremendous damage even as 73,000 personnel are now involved in rescue and relief efforts across western Japan.
At least three people are confirmed to have died in the magnitude 6.1 earthquake, including a nine-year-old girl.
Some 30 felines were brought on board a train in Gifu Prefecture by an NGO to organise the "purfect" Sunday commute. The event was held so more people adopt and fewer cats end up killed in efforts to reduce the stray population.
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