Japan

Mount Shinmoe erupts again in southwestern Japan

Mount Shinmoe on the southwestern Japanese main island of Kyushu erupted again on Wednesday, the weather agency here said. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the volcano, which straddles both Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, erupted at 3:34 p.m. local time. The eruption saw...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:55am

Senegal, Japan play out draw thriller

Japan twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Senegal in their World Cup group H encounter on Sunday. Goals from Senegal captain Sadio Mane and Moussa Wague were matched by strikes from Takashi Inui and Keisuke Honda for the Samurai Blue. Senegal took the lead in the 11th minute when Japan...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:32am

As Fukushima residents return, some see hope in nuclear tourism

On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour group to a sight few outsiders had witnessed in person: the construction cranes looming over Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Seven years after a deadly tsunami ripped through the Tokyo Electric Power plant, Okamoto and...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:36am

Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three, stops factories

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said. No tsunami warning was issued. Prime Minister...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:17am

Rwanda, Japan sign deal to share technology expertise

Japan has renewed its commitment to Rwanda’s technological transformation through an agreement aimed at promoting cooperation in the field of ICT. The Memorandum of Cooperation, signed on Tuesday between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC) and Rwanda’s...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:48am