- JAPAN IN FOCUS
Osaka: Unexploded WWII bomb safely removed from building site
16:49 JST, August 13, 2022
SUITA, Osaka — Local residents in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, were temporarily evacuated July 24 to facilitate the safe removal of an unexploded bomb that was discovered at a building site.
The bomb — 1.8 meters long and 0.6 meters in diameter — is believed to have been dropped during World War II by U.S. forces, but it failed to explode. It was found at an apartment construction site in April.
Ground Self-Defense Force personnel removed the fuse from the ordnance, then used a crane to load it onto a truck for removal.
About 150 people were evacuated to shelters set up at elementary schools and the city hall, and were temporarily banned from entering the operational area. West Japan Railway Co. reduced the number of trains on the Tokaido and other lines on the day with a total 162 services suspended, affecting about 48,000 passengers.
"FEATURES" POPULAR ARTICLE
Kyoto Train Offers Passengers Journey Wrapped in Autumn Colors via Maple Tree Tunnel
Korea Craze in Japan Unlikely to End Anytime Soon; Shin-Okubo is a Hub of Korean Pop Culture, Food
Kintetsu Dept Store, Fujiya Open New Pekolicious Sweets Shop in Osaka
Nagasaki: Mom, Young Daughter Help Keep Mask-changing Chinese Art Alive
JN ACCESS RANKING
- Japan, Vietnam Trade Ministers Discuss Supply Chains, IPEF
- BOJ Ueda: Japan Increasingly Likely to Hit Inflation Target
- Stimulus Package Set to Drive Greater Govt Borrowing; Likely Effectiveness Called into Question
- Food, Beverage Price Hikes Show Signs of Easing; Fuel Prices, Consumer Frugality Slowing Down Price Rises
- Japan 2023 Food Exports Reach 1 Tril. Yen at Record Pace