translated by Brett Larner
At around 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 3 at Nagano's Iizuna Kogen ski area, 36 people including staff and runners at the 24th Nagano Iizuna Kogen Kenko Marathon were stung by what appeared to be yellow killer hornets. 33 people including 18 children were taken by car to a local hospital for treatment. According to city officials and race organizers, none of the injuries was serious. Nevertheless, organizers stopped the race to protect the safety of those taking part.