Tokyo/IBNS: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck off the southeast coast of Mie Prefecture at 5:09 pm the weather agency said Monday.
Tokyo/UNI: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck Japan's southwestern prefecture of Miyazaki and other areas early Sunday, the weather agency here said, with no tsunami warnings issued.
Tokyo/UNI: Typhoon Talas has resulted in the death of two people, left one person missing and three others injured in Japan's central Shizuoka Prefecture, Kyodo news agency reported on Saturday.
Tokyo: Two people were reported dead and another missing on Monday after powerful typhoon Nanmadol landed in Japan's southwestern region of Kyushu, bringing rain and gales, local media reported.
Tokyo/UNI: Typhoon Muifa has brought heavy downpours and gale-force winds to islands in the southwest of Japan's Okinawa, Japan's weather agency said Monday.
Tokyo/UNI/Sputnik: The rainy season has come to an abrupt end in parts of Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Monday, with record high temperatures expected in the coming weeks.
Tokyo/IBNS: A powerful 7.3-magnitude quake hit east Japan on Wednesday night, rattling the capital Tokyo and prompting a tsunami warning for parts of the northeast coast, media reports quoting Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: The Japanese Self-Defense Forces cannot start a full-scale rescue operation to search for missing people in the disaster area in the city of Atami, Shizuoka prefecture, due to bad weather and nighttime, Japanese media said on Saturday.
New York: The International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, said on Tuesday that it will work closely with Japan which is preparing to release a million tonnes of contaminated seawater used to cool the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Tokyo/UNI: A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck off northeastern Japan on Saturday at around 1810 hrs.
New York: The UN chief urged countries to make sure they invest the funds necessary to prevent and manage disasters, in a solemn message of remembrance on Wednesday for the 18,400 people who died or are unaccounted for, due to the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan exactly ten years ago.
Tokyo/Sputnik: More than 845,000 chickens will be culled in the Japanese prefecture of Kagawa over two new outbreaks of the bird flu on the island of Shikoku, Japanese media reported on Friday.
Moscow/Sputnik: The Mauritian government has asked Japan to pay $34 million in compensation to support local fishing community affected by the recent oil spill from Japan's distressed Wakashio cargo ship in the Indian Ocean, media reported on Wednesday, citing a Mauritian government document.
Tokyo/Xinhua: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 jolted Izu Islands, Japan region at 10:31:23 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.
Tokoy/Sputnik: No less than 1,000 tonnes of petroleum into the Indian Ocean from a Japanese bulk carrier, which ran aground off the island of Mauritius in late July, Executive Vice President Akihiko Ono of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines transport company said on Sunday.