National Aug 26, 2020

Oldest man in Japan dies at 110

Motoi Fukunishi, the oldest man in Japan, has died, it was learned Wednesday. He was 110. Fukunishi, who lived in the city of Shimotsuma in Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan, died on Saturday, according to the Ibaraki prefectural government. As a result, the oldest living man in ...

National Apr 26, 2020

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolts Tokyo area

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit Ibaraki Prefecture at 9:49 a.m. Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital. The earthquake hit at a depth of 70 kilometers and was centered inland, the Meteorological Agency said. There was no risk of tsunami from the earthquake, it added, and ...

Defying virus warnings, crowds take to Japan's beaches and mountains

National Apr 23, 2020

Defying virus warnings, crowds take to Japan's beaches and mountains

Some leisure spots near Tokyo have seen crowds of visitors recently despite government instructions to stay home amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, prompting local residents and municipalities to voice concerns about further potential spread of the virus. Although it was a weekday, a beach near ...