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A strong earthquake struck southern parts of the Kyushu region on Monday, the Meteorological Agency said.
Apr 8, 2024
Strong quake jolts southwestern Japan
The quake registered up to lower 5, the fifth-highest level on the country's seismic intensity scale, in Nichinan, Miyazaki Prefecture.
A plan is being considered to transfer residents and tourists from the Sakishima islands via Kagoshima and Fukuoka airports in the event of a Taiwan contingency.
Feb 28, 2024
Japan mulls Taiwan contingency evacuation routes for remote islands
The envisioned evacuation plans will be drawn up by prefectural governments in fiscal 2024.
Bottles of wine in cages are placed on the seabed in the Oshima Strait off the town of Setouchi, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Jan. 30.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 18, 2024
Island hopes undersea wine aging will boost economy
In late January, about 500 bottles of European wine in stainless steel cages were lowered to the seafloor in Kagoshima Prefecture.
The eruption of a volcano on Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture on Wednesday
Feb 14, 2024
Sakurajima volcano erupts; no immediate reports of injuries
The Kagoshima Meteorological Office maintained the volcanic activity alert level at three, urging people not to approach the volcano.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will delay the launch date of the second model of its new H3 flagship rocket from the initially planned Thursday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 13, 2024
Japan delays H3 rocket's second launch due to bad weather
The new launch date will be announced later, but weather conditions at the launch site, Tanegashima Space Center, appear to set recover late Friday.
Suwanose Island in Kagoshima Prefecture on early Sunday following an eruption
Jan 14, 2024
Volcano erupts on southwestern Japanese island
The eruption occurred at 12:22 a.m. at Mount Otake on Suwanose Island of Kagoshima Prefecture, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
U.S. military officers prepare on Dec. 1 for a search for the CV-22 Osprey that went down off Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Nov. 29.
Jan 12, 2024
U.S. military ends recovery operation for Osprey crash off Japan
Most of the aircraft was recovered but the body of one of the eight airmen killed in the accident could not be retrieved.
Nancy Mills in a photo that appears to have been taken on Amami Oshima
JAPAN / History
Dec 26, 2023
New Yorker recalls life on Amami island 70 years after reversion
Tracing her early childhood through photographs and letters, 74-year-old Nancy Mills wishes for Amami residents' happiness.
U.S. military officers on boats depart the Anbo Port on Yakushima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 6, 2023
Biden ‘heartbroken’ as U.S. confirms eight dead in Osprey crash
The crash — the first fatal accident involving an Osprey in Japan and deadliest ever since it became operational — has rekindled concern over its safety.
A Maritime Self-Defense Force warship searches for the crashed CV-22 Osprey off Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 5, 2023
Japan defense chief says concerns linger after U.S. Osprey crew remains found
Dive teams have found the remains of five more crew members from a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft that crashed off southwestern Japan last week.
A Maritime Self-Defense Force ship conducts a search Monday in the waters off Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, where a U.S. military CV-22 Osprey crashed last week.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 4, 2023
Remains found in search for crew of U.S. Osprey that crashed off Japan
A source said five bodies and what appears to be the main part of the aircraft were spotted near Yakushima island in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Members of the Ground Self-Defense Force search for the crashed U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey from the coast of Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Dec 3, 2023
Fears grow that Osprey crash may put dent in Japan-U.S. alliance
Experts say the United States should respond to Japan's demand for better operations at its military bases in the Asian country.
A U.S. Marine Corps's MV-22 Osprey takes off from Amami Airport in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday to join search operations.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 3, 2023
Engine fire believed behind deadly Osprey crash off Kagoshima
The Self-Defense Forces, Japan Coast Guard and U.S. military are continuing search operations for seven missing crew members of the CV-22 Osprey.
A U.S. military Osprey at the Futenma base in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, in 2022
Dec 2, 2023
U.S. forces dispatch two Ospreys for rescue operations after fatal crash
Wednesday's crash — the first fatal accident involving the tilt-rotor aircraft — has led to "great anxiety" in one of Washington's key allies.
A CV-22 Osprey at the U.S. military's Yokota Air Base in Tokyo in September 2018
Dec 1, 2023
U.S. Osprey crash rekindles safety concerns in Japan
The unique aircraft has had its share of incidents, but still has a relatively safe record compared to other military aircraft.
A Japan Coast Guard ship and helicopter search the area on Thursday where a U.S. military Osprey aircraft crashed off Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture a day earlier.
Nov 30, 2023
Japan asks U.S. to suspend Osprey flights until safety is confirmed
The U.S. air station in Futenma continued its operation of Osprey aircraft after Wednesday’s incident, causing local residents to voice their concern.
A U.S. military Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft takes off from U.S. military port facilities in Naha in March.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 29, 2023
Man found dead after U.S. military Osprey crashes into sea
According to the coast guard, six people were on board the aircraft.
A Ground Self-Defense Force marine takes part in a landing drill as a part of the country's nationwide 05JX military exercises on the island of Tokunoshima, in Kagoshima Prefecture, on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 19, 2023
Japanese marines drill on island seen as vulnerable to China
The joint exercises were meant to show the readiness of ground, sea and air forces to defend Japan's territory and infrastructure.
U.S. Kadena Air Base in Okinawa
Nov 12, 2023
U.S. spy drone unit leaves Kagoshima for move to Okinawa
The U.S. drones are set to be used to strengthen surveillance of Chinese military ships in the East China Sea.
A U.S. military MQ-9 Reaper unmanned reconnaissance drone at a Maritime Self-Defense Force air base in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, in November last year
Oct 6, 2023
U.S. spy drones may be relocated from Kagoshima to Okinawa
The move is part of efforts to strengthen surveillance around the Nansei island chain.


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