Rainy season starts in Tokyo area seven days later than average

National Jun 14, 2021

Rainy season starts in Tokyo area seven days later than average

The rainy season in Tokyo and neighboring areas in the Kanto-Koshin region of eastern and central Japan appears to have started, seven days later than average and three days later than last year, the Meteorological Agency said Monday. Rainy days are expected to continue for ...

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 ...

False quake alarm gives Tokyoites a midnight scare

National Oct 4, 2018

False quake alarm gives Tokyoites a midnight scare

by Magdalena Osumi

Brace yourself, a strong quake is coming. This dramatic emergency message sent to smartphones and loudspeakers caused a brief panic after midnight Wednesday in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures, with many taking to social media to express their confusion over whether or not to get ready ...