National Jan 3, 2020

Alert issued as M5.9 earthquake hits off Chiba; no tsunami warning

Disaster Alert The following is an earthquake alert issued by the Meteorological Agency. Day and Time: Jan. 3, 2020, 3:24 a.m. Epicenter: Off Chiba Prefecture. N 35.8, E 141.2 Depth: 30 km Preliminary magnitude: 5.9 Seismic intensity scale: 4 out of maximum 7 Note: No tsunami warning issued.

Start of cherry blossom season declared in Tokyo

National Mar 21, 2019

Start of cherry blossom season declared in Tokyo

The cherry blossom season officially arrived in Tokyo on Thursday after officials from the Meteorological Agency confirmed that more than five blossoms had opened on a Somei-Yoshino cherry tree at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda Ward. Most Somei Yoshino cherry trees in Tokyo are now expected ...