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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 ...

Emperor, Empress to visit remote isles, Kyushu  disaster sites in October

National Aug 17, 2017

Emperor, Empress to visit remote isles, Kyushu disaster sites in October

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are planning to visit in late October the Kyushu region, which had recently been battered by torrential rain, to offer encouragement to residents recovering from the disaster, sources affiliated with the Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday. They are also considering ...