4 August 2020, Tuesday | 10:15am

Japan

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

Could North Korea Hit Japan with Sarin Nerve Gas Missiles?

Earlier today Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned Parliament that Pyongyang might be able to kill Japan's citizens with poison-tipped missiles.

U.S., Japan in talks to prevent China acquiring Westinghouse: U.S. official

The Vogtle Unit 3 and 4 site, being constructed by primary contactor Westinghouse, a business unit of Toshiba, near Waynesboro, Georgia, U.S. is seen in an aerial photo taken February 2017.

Japan seeks answers in avalanche deaths of seven students and teacher

TOKYO: Investigators pored over a Japanese mountain on Tuesday after a massive avalanche tore through a group of high school students and teachers, killing eight, amid questions about why avalanche warnings were ignored and whether they had proper

Japan earthquake sparks tsunami advisory near Fukushima

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake off north-eastern Japan near Fukushima prefecture has prompted a tsunami advisory.

Japanese ex-soldier blows himself up in park

Firefighters investigating one of the burnt-out cars found after the explosions in Utsunomiya yesterday. A retired soldier killed himself in one of the explosions, which also injured two other men and a teenage boy.PHOTO: KYODO/REUTERS

Japan eyes new land-to-sea missile amid tensions over isles: Report

A group of disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea, on September 2012.PHOTO: REUTERS

At least 15 hurt when Molotov cocktails rain down on Tokyo parade

Fifteen people were injured after a man hurled Molotov cocktails on a Samba parade in Tokyo before hanging himself.