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Typhoon Neoguri heads for Kyushu, death toll hits four

Extreme winds and torrential rains battered the Okinawan islands and other parts of Japan on Wednesday, leaving at least four dead and threatening widespread flooding as typhoon Neoguri headed for Kyushu. The effects of the powerful storm were widespread, and included a mudslide in Nagano Prefecture on Wednesday evening that ...

Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Kyushu

Jul 10, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Kyushu

Typhoon Neoguri slammed into Kyushu early Thursday after lashing the Okinawa island chain, with three people killed as powerful winds and torrential rains battered the country. “It landed near the city of Akune shortly before 7 a.m.,” an official at the Meteorological Agency said. ...

Jul 10, 2014

Underworld suspect kills self in clinic amid standoff

A 52-year-old former mobster fatally shot himself Wednesday while holed up for four hours in a room at a clinic in Okayama Prefecture, police said Thursday. Susumu Yoshioka, from Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, who had been served an arrest warrant for alleged violations of the ...

Jul 10, 2014

Rain-triggered Nagano mudslide kills boy

A boy was killed in a mudslide caused by torrential rain in Nagiso, Nagano Prefecture, on Wednesday, local police and firefighters said. According to the prefectural government and other authorities, the mudslide occurred at a tributary of the Kiso River in the town in ...

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic clouds

Jul 10, 2014

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic clouds

Japan lodged a protest Wednesday with China over a newspaper’s depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan, as the only nation to have suffered atomic attacks, will “never tolerate” ...