Torrential downpours continue to lash Kyushu

National May 20, 2019

Torrential downpours continue to lash Kyushu

Heavy rain continued to lash Kyushu on Monday after stranding more than 300 people on a mountain on Yakushima island over the weekend. The Meteorological Agency warned torrential rain may cause landslides and floods, and issued a caution on the threat of tornadoes and lightning ...

National May 14, 2018

Mount Shinmoe belches smoke over Kyushu in latest eruption

Mount Shinmoe erupted again Monday, prompting ash and falling-rock warnings in nearby areas. The 1,421-meter volcano straddling Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures in Kyushu erupted at around 2:45 p.m., sending smoke 3,300 meters into the atmosphere, the Meteorological Agency said. The volcano last erupted on April ...

The top domestic news stories of 2017

National Dec 26, 2017

The top domestic news stories of 2017

The Japan Times newsroom selected the following domestic news stories as the most important of 2017. Blast threat: An intermediate-range ballistic missile test is conducted by North Korea on May 14. | KNS / VIA KYODO 1. The tension builds: North Korea launched a spate of ...