In Kobe, Sambi meets her old minister from the Japanese Protestant community in Cologne. Ken Noguri now has a small congregation in Kobe, the port city that was devastation by a major earthquake on 17 January, 1995.
A 6.1 magnitude quake hit the western city during the morning commute. It was the largest since records began in 1923. A number of casualties have been reported.
The head of Japanese steelmaker Kobe has announced his resignation. The company submitted false strength and quality data to its clients for its metal products. An internal report blames Kobe's internal culture.
Mitsubishi Materials has admitted that three of its subsidiaries falsified data on rubber sealing – a key manufacturing component in airplanes, but also nuclear power plants. It joins a list of penitents that includes Kobe Steel, Nissan and Subaru.
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