11 injured after magnitude 5.0 quake strikes central Japan

National Sep 4, 2020

11 injured after magnitude 5.0 quake strikes central Japan

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 shook central Japan on Friday but no tsunami warning was issued, the weather agency said, leaving at least 11 people hurt. The quake struck at around 9:10 a.m. in Fukui Prefecture and originated at a depth of about ...

Magnitude 5 earthquake jolts Fukui

National Sep 4, 2020

Magnitude 5 earthquake jolts Fukui

A magnitude 5 earthquake, which measured a weak 5 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 10 kilometers in Fukui Prefecture on Friday at 9:10 a.m. No tsunami warning was issued. More information: Detailed information about this earthquake from the Japan Meteorological ...

Tokyo confirms 226 new coronavirus cases

National Aug 28, 2020

Tokyo confirms 226 new coronavirus cases

The number of novel coronavirus cases newly confirmed in Tokyo came to 226 on Friday, the metropolitan government said. The daily count in the capital topped 200 for the third consecutive day. Nagano Prefecture reported 19 cases and Fukui Prefecture confirmed 16, both making record daily ...

Fukui kicks off ticket-based mask sales as 'Abenomask' plan flops

National Apr 24, 2020

Fukui kicks off ticket-based mask sales as 'Abenomask' plan flops

Fukui Prefecture began selling masks via numbered tickets Friday to ensure all 320,000 households get an equal opportunity to buy them amid the national shortage caused by the coronavirus, it said. Under Fukui's program, the first of its kind in Japan, people will eventually be ...