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 ...

Editorials Apr 1, 2014

Reducing disaster-related deaths

The government outlines a policy of reducing by 80 percent in 10 years the death toll of 332,000 currently anticipated from the next massive quake in Japan, which is predicted to happen off the Pacific coasts stretching from Shizuoka Prefecture to Shikoku.