23 January 2020, Thursday | 04:59am

Japan

Japan marks 73rd anniversary of atomic attack on Hiroshima

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offers a silent prayer during the 73rd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshim

Japan heat wave pushes temperature to record high 41.1°C

A woman uses a fan as she stands along a street in Tokyo on July 23, 2018, as Japan suffers from a heatwave. — AFP pic

Japan rains disaster toll rises to 200

Rescue workers and Japan Self-Defense Forces soldiers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan July 11, 2018. — Reuters pic

2 dead, 7 in serious condition after choking on ‘mochi’ cakes

Two people died and seven others were listed in serious condition in the Tokyo area after choking on “mochi” rice cakes traditionally served in “zoni” soup on New Year’s Day.

Raging wild boar wreaks havoc in Japan, injuring three

A wild boar is seen at a residential area in Namie town, Fukushima prefecture March 1, 2017. Wild boars have increasingly been sighted in Japan's mountainous countryside cities. — Reuters pic

Japan PM to dissolve parliament's lower house on Thursday

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to dissolve the lower house of parliament at the start of the extraordinary session on Thursday, a senior lawmaker of the Liberal Democratic Party said, paving the way for a snap election for the lower house.

Pyongyang Missile Flew Over Japan - Japanese Gov't

TOKYO, Aug 29 (Bernama) -- North Korea fired a missile early Tuesday, and the missile fell into the Pacific Ocean off Hokkaido after passing over the Japanese archipelago, China's Xinhua news agency reported the Japanese government, as saying.

Thousands ordered to evacuate as heavy rains hit northeast Japan

TOKYO: Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said.

UNESCO World Heritage status for Japan's Okinoshima island

TOKYO: The Japanese island of Okinoshima and associated sites in the Munakata Region in the Fukuoka prefecture have been given World Heritage status at the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in Poland on Sunday (Jul 9).

Deadly Japan floods leave six dead, hundreds stranded

People who were stranded and rescued by helicopter following heavy rain in southwestern Japan, arrive in the city of Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on July 7, 2017. — Reuters pic