Japan

Japan’s Aichi Prefecture declares regional 'state of emergency' due to coronavirus

Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night.

published on : 6th August 2020

'Japandi' home decor: East meets West in a perfect fit

Homing in on Japandi decor, a minimalistic trend that takes the modern flair of Scandinavian design and combines it with the timeless elegance of a Japanese aesthetic

published on : 2nd August 2020

Hiroshima atomic bomb: Japan court recognizes 'black rain' victims

The landmark ruling comes a week before the city marks the 75th anniversary of the US bombing.

published on : 29th July 2020

Japan rocket carrying UAE Mars probe ready for Monday launch

Two other Mars missions are planned in the coming days by the U.S. and China. Japan has its own Martian moon mission planned for 2024.

published on : 20th July 2020

Japan says coronavirus adds to security threat by China

The Abe government's Defense White Paper 2020 highlights what are potential Chinese and North Korean threats as Japan tries to further increase its defense capability.

published on : 14th July 2020

Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll due to floods rise to 66 

The damage has spread beyond Kyushu into central Japan's scenic mountain villages known for hot springs and hiking.

published on : 10th July 2020

Japan rescuers battle to reach thousands trapped by floods, death toll nears 60

Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said rising floodwater or roads damaged by landslides had blocked access to more than 3,000 households.

published on : 9th July 2020

Nearly 60 dead as floods, heavy rains batter Japan

Though the rains were causing fresh flooding threats in central Japan, flooding was still affecting the southern region.

published on : 8th July 2020

Japan floods death toll climbs to 50, rescue operations hampered due to harsh weather

Pounding rain since late Friday in Japan's southern region of Kyushu has triggered widespread flooding.

published on : 7th July 2020

40 dead in Japan floods, as more areas warned of heavy rain

Army troops and other rescuers worked their way through mud and debris along the flooded Kuma River, where many houses and buildings were submerged nearly to their roofs.

published on : 6th July 2020

Japanese soccer and baseball to start allowing fans at games

The maximum number will be 5,000 or 50% of the stadium capacity, whichever is smaller.

published on : 6th July 2020

Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes

Large areas along the Kuma River were swallowed by floodwaters with many houses, buildings and vehicles submerged almost up to their roofs.

published on : 5th July 2020

Heavy rain floods southern Japan; dozens presumed dead

More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were urged to evacuate following pounding rains overnight.

published on : 4th July 2020

Tokyo records 124 new coronavirus cases, national tally at 19,068

The latest rise began in late June, weeks after Japan lifted a state of emergency that allowed Tokyo to gradually return to business.

published on : 3rd July 2020

Walkie, no talkie: Japan city launches pedestrian smartphone ban

The unusual move appeared to have broad support from citizens both young and old, with very few people on the streets of Yamato spotted breaching the new rule.

published on : 1st July 2020
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