National Feb 18, 2015

Kanto told to brace for blizzard

Heavy snow is expected to fall Wednesday in wide areas in the Kanto region, including Tokyo's 23 wards, with the weather agency alerting commuters in the capital over possible disruptions of public transportation. According to the Meteorological Agency, low atomospheric pressure is moving from the ...

National Sep 16, 2014

Magnitude-5.6 quake hits north of Tokyo; no tsunami warning

A strong earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck in the Kanto region north of Tokyo on Tuesday, but no tsunami alert was issued. The 12:28 p.m. quake, which originated in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture at a depth of around 50 km, ...