Feb 18, 2015

Kanto told to brace for blizzard

Heavy snow is expected to fall Wednesday in wide areas in the Kanto region, including Tokyo’s 23 wards, with the weather agency alerting commuters in the capital over possible disruptions of public transportation. According to the Meteorological Agency, low atomospheric pressure is moving from ...

Sep 16, 2014

Magnitude-5.6 quake hits north of Tokyo; no tsunami warning

A strong earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck in the Kanto region north of Tokyo on Tuesday, but no tsunami alert was issued. The 12:28 p.m. quake, which originated in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture at a depth of around 50 ...

Jul 23, 2013

Tokyo area forced to cut intake from major water source by 10%

Due to fears of water shortages, the Kanto region including Tokyo will reduce intake from the Tone River system by 10 percent starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, the infrastructure ministry and local governments said. All six prefectures in the region — Tokyo, Ibaraki, Tochigi, ...