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Fire hoses remain intact on Sunday in front of a collapsed structure near the site of a massive blaze in a central market in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2024
Photo essay: Inside the Ishikawa earthquake disaster zone
Over the three-day weekend, a team from The Japan Times reported from the hard-hit Noto Peninsula, witnessing a massive relief effort and speaking to evacuees.
A collapsed building in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday following Monday's earthquake
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2024
Dozens killed as Japan assesses damage from massive quake
The Monday afternoon quake led to the collapse of multiple buildings, caused landslides and sparked a large-scale fire in a popular tourist area.
Residents clean up debris in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis in Date, Fukushima Prefecture, in October 2019.
ENVIRONMENT / Earth science / OUR PLANET
Aug 20, 2023
A Japan research team dares to ask: Can typhoons be controlled?
Researchers in Yokohama are probing whether tropical cyclones can be weakened or diverted, with energy they produce also tapped to generate power.
Dennis Kwok, then a pro-democracy lawmaker, answers questions from the media outside the High Court in Hong Kong on Oct. 31, 2019.
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2023
Hong Kong police target more family members of wanted democracy activists
The pair, former lawmaker Dennis Kwok and unionist Mung Siu-tat, are among eight exiled activists sought by authorities for alleged violations of the National Security Law.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 11, 2023
Hong Kong police question family members of self-exiled activist
Relatives of Nathan Law, who was among those targeted last week with an arrest warrant and bounty, were taken into custody but later released.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 1, 2023
Members of Hong Kong diaspora gather in Taipei on anniversary of handover
The event, along with others set to take place in several cities around the world, represents one front in an evolving pro-democracy movement.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 23, 2023
Hong Kong student’s indictment for online posts from Japan shows China's reach
Activists have condemned the extraterritorial application of Hong Kong’s laws and urged Tokyo to speak out. But any actions by Japan may have limited impact.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 5, 2023
One killed, 22 injured after magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolts Ishikawa
Authorities were responding to reports of injuries and collapsed buildings in the area near the epicenter on the Noto Peninsula.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2023
Ukraine’s envoy to Japan goes all in as a wartime ambassador
Sergiy Korsunsky finds little time to rest as he works to support evacuees, assist the war effort and plan for what comes after peace is achieved.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2023
Officials urge vigilance as Tokyo region set for heavy snowfall
Authorities have urged those in affected areas to refrain from nonessential outings and warned of transport disruptions and the risk of blackouts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2023
Japan faces heavy snowfall amid once-in-a-decade cold snap
Low-lying areas including central Tokyo — which rarely sees snowfall — could also face impacts as a strong winter pressure pattern develops over Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 4, 2022
From Kyoto Protocol to ‘fossil’ awards: Japan’s climate image stained by inaction
A quarter century after Japan hosted the COP3 climate talks where the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, the country's record at the national level is a study in contrasts.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 7, 2022
Nobel Peace Prize awards activists pushing for human rights in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus
The prize was awarded to rights advocate Ales Bialiatski of Belarus, Russian human rights group Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2022
Japan issues rare special warning as 'violent' Typhoon Nanmadol approaches Kyushu
The warning, only issued for the most extreme storms, means that forecasters predict a large-scale disaster that is only seen once every few decades.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2022
Sapporo U.S.A. to acquire Stone Brewing as it moves to speed up global expansion
Sapporo plans to brew its products at Stone facilities for U.S. distribution, while Stone will continue to brew its own lineup.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 28, 2022
Biden set for 'Quad' summit and talks with Kishida in Tokyo in May
The trip will mark the U.S. leader's first visit to Japan as president and will come after a stop in South Korea and talks with Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korea's incoming president.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 10, 2022
Power cut at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear plant
Monitoring groups and experts saw little risk of a major incident at the plant, the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 4, 2022
Fire at Ukraine nuclear plant rattles nerves across the globe
Amid panic and disinformation, observers and experts have worked to ascertain the situation on the ground at the Zaporizhzhia plant, which was witness to a firefight Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 6, 2021
'Brilliance and humility': Colleagues praise Japan-born Nobel winner Syukuro Manabe
The Princeton meteorologist, whose work lay the foundation for the modern science of climate modeling, says his research was simply driven by curiosity.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 25, 2021
Typhoon Mindulle on path to become 'violent' storm, but impact on Japan uncertain
Typhoon Mindulle, the 16th storm named this year by the Meteorological Agency, was designated as “strong” on Saturday, putting it on par with a Category 1 hurricane.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world