Erroneous alert of massive Tokyo quake causes brief panic

Aug 1, 2016

Erroneous alert of massive Tokyo quake causes brief panic

Railway companies temporarily stopped trains and social media users were in a state of panic after the Meteorological Agency sent a false alarm of a magnitude-9 earthquake across wide parts of the Kanto region Monday afternoon. The agency issued an erroneous emergency earthquake alert to ...

Watermelon producers' nationwide tastings pitch fruit as heat remedy

Jul 27, 2016

Watermelon producers' nationwide tastings pitch fruit as heat remedy

The Suika Club held dozens of watermelon-tasting events nationwide Wednesday to promote the tasty seasonal treat. The group’s pitch: Watermelon helps prevent summer afflictions, including heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Club members handed out pieces at the Tokyo Midtown complex in the Roppongi district and ...