National Jan 8, 2019

6.4 magnitude quake strikes off Kagoshima

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coasts of Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures on Tuesday evening, the Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The epicenter of the quake, which hit at 9:39 p.m. and measured 4 on Japan's seismic ...

National Sep 8, 2017

Magnitude 5.3 quake jolts Akita; no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 jolted Akita Prefecture on Friday evening, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued after the 10:23 p.m. quake, which measured upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 in Daisen, the agency said. The ...

Business Apr 16, 2017

Amazon.com and Kumamoto Prefecture join hands on quake recovery

Amazon.com Inc.'s Japan unit and the Kumamoto Prefectural Government have signed an agreement aimed at boosting sales of local specialties to support its recovery from last year's earthquakes in Kyushu. Under the arrangement, a special section was created on the online retail giant's website to ...