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6.1-magnitude earthquake hits Japan

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.

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Japan

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.

Typhoon Talas kills two people in Japan

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.

Two die as typhoon Nanmadol hits Japan

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.

Typhoon Muifa hits Japan's Okinawa

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.

Japan sees shortest rainy season this year

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.

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, Tsunami alert issued

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.

Bad weather disrupts rescue operations in Japan landslide area : Reports

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.

UN atomic energy agency to work with Japan on Fukushima water disposal

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.

Magnitude 7.2 quake jolts Japan; Tsunami warning issued

Tokyo/UNI: A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck off northeastern Japan on Saturday at around 1810 hrs.

Disaster preparedness is key, 10 years on from Japan quake and tsunami: UN

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.

Over 845,000 chickens to be exterminated in Japan over new outbreaks of bird flu

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.

Mauritius asks Japan to pay $34mln to help eliminate oil spill consequences - Reports

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.

Japan's Izu Islands hit by 5.2-magnitude quake

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.

Some 1,000 tonnes of fuel leaked from Japanese vessel near Mauritius - Transport Company

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.