Japan rescuers battle to reach thousands trapped by floods
Japanese emergency services and troops scrambled Thursday to reach people cut off by catastrophic flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and caused widespread damage, with more torrential rain forecast.
Rain pounds central Japan as 58 feared dead in south
Torrential rain pounded central Japan Wednesday as authorities said 58 people were feared dead in days of heavy downpours that have triggered devastating landslides and terrifying floods.
Dozens dead, missing in Japan as heavy rain causes floods, mudslides
About 34 people are either confirmed or feared dead -- including 14 at a nursing home -- after torrential rain in Japan..
Japan University Awards First-Ever Ninja Studies Degree
Japan has produced its first ninja studies graduate after Genichi Mitsuhashi spent two years honing his martial arts skills and absorbing the finer traditions of the feudal martial arts agents. The 45-year-old completed the master's course at Mie University in central Japan, the region considered the home of the ninja. In addition to researching historical…
Mysterious 'UFO' Captures Imaginations In Japan
Japanese social media has gone abuzz after a mysterious balloon-like object was seen floating across the skies of in northern Sendai, Japan. The unidentified flying object (UFO) was first spotted on Wednesday morning prompting residents to take to social media to post pictures and debate what they were seeing. By afternoon it was the third-most…
Using Your Phone While Walking To Become Illegal In Japan
Many people use their phones while walking on the road and in Japan, it has been declared illegal according to the Daily Mail. City councillors in the city of Yamato, in Kanagawa Prefecture, central Japan, are set to vote on a proposal to ban the use of phones while walking after research reportedly showed that…
Trump puts G7 summit proposal to Putin
US President Donald Trump on Monday proposed his plan to include Russia in an expanded G7 summit in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin
Japan to seek extradition of alleged Ghosn accomplices held in US
Japanese prosecutors said Thursday they would seek the extradition of a former special forces soldier and his son, arrested in the United States and accused of helping fugitive former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn jump bail and flee Japan.
'Last option' - no Olympic postponement beyond 2021, says Bach
Olympics chief Thomas Bach agreed that 2021 was the "last option" for holding the delayed Tokyo Games on Thursday, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever.