Strong Typhoon Lionrock looks set to lash Tohoku

Aug 30, 2016

Strong Typhoon Lionrock looks set to lash Tohoku

Powerful Typhoon Lionrock is on course to hit the Tohoku region Tuesday afternoon, with the weather agency warning against heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas. If the typhoon lands on the Pacific side of the Tohoku region, that would mark the first time ...

Jul 26, 2016

Kagoshima's Sakurajima volcano erupts, spews plume 5,000 meters up

The Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan had an explosive eruption early Tuesday, spewing volcanic ash 5,000 meters into the sky, the Meteorological Agency said. It is the first eruption projecting to such an altitude since August 2013 for the volcano within kilometers of downtown ...

Jun 4, 2016

Rainy season underway in central, western Japan

The rainy season is underway in central and western Japan, the weather agency said Sunday, warning of landslides in quake-hit Kyushu. Rainy weather prevailed in the Kanto-Koshin region Sunday as well as in the Kyushu, Chugoku and Shikoku regions on Saturday, the Meteorological Agency ...

Jan 11, 2016

Magnitude-4.5 quake hits northeastern Japan; no tsunami alert

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 jolted northeastern Japan on Monday, but there were no fears of tsunami, the Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the 3:26 p.m. quake that was centered in Aomori Prefecture ...