Strong offshore quake rocks Tohoku

May 13, 2015

Strong offshore quake rocks Tohoku

A strong earthquake of upper 5 on the Japanese seismic scale hit Iwate Prefecture and surrounding areas at 6:13 a.m. on Wednesday, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued. The focus of the quake, estimated at magnitude 6.6, was in the Pacific ...

Fiscal year heralds 890,000 new recruits

Apr 1, 2015

Fiscal year heralds 890,000 new recruits

An estimated 890,000 new recruits began work at companies, public offices and other organizations across Japan on Wednesday as the nation marked the start of the 2015 fiscal year. Central and local governments, as well as many private-sector companies, held welcome ceremonies for new ...