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All the latest news on Japan

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    Flooding caused by Typhoon Jebi has forced the closure of Kansai International Airport in western Japan. Heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon left a runway under water. (NHK)

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    The number of rubella patients reported by medical institutions in Japan in the week through Aug. 26 stood at 84, nearly twice the 47 reported for the preceding week, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Tuesday. (Jiji)

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    An international panel kicked off a meeting in the southwestern Japan city of Fukuoka on Tuesday, chiefly to discuss whether to increase overall catch quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna as proposed by Japan. (Jiji)

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    Announcing the completion of time-consuming work to "clean" fossils, a research team in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido unveiled on Tuesday what they claim to be the largest skeleton of a whole dinosaur in Japan. (Jiji)

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    Parts of the roof of Kyoto train station fall to the ground during the typhoon in Kyoto on Tuesday. (Japan Today)

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    There is something very romantic about the Far East, especially Japan. (newsonjapan.com)

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    More than 3,000 stranded people are spending the night at Kansai International Airport in western Japan after a typhoon caused a tanker to crash into a bridge connecting the airport with the mainland. (NHK)

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    Severe Tropical Storm Jebi is heading north after wreaking havoc in many parts of western Japan. (NHK)

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    Typhoon Jebi forced Kansai airport to shut down on Tuesday. Concerns are mounting that if the closure continues, it could have a significant economic impact. (NHK)

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  • 09/05/18--07:08: Japan recovering from Jebi
  • One day has passed since Typhon Jebi tore through western parts of Japan. Efforts are underway to grapple with the devastating aftermath. 11 people died, with hundreds more injured. (NHK)

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    Crown Prince Naruhito said Wednesday he hopes to build the image of the next emperor by respecting the way his father engages in duties, as he is set to ascend the throne in May. (Kyodo)

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    The Japanese government's recent push for mobile phone carriers to lower their service fees has vexed the Bank of Japan, which fears another drag on already sluggish inflation. (Nikkei)

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    Hokkaido Prefectural Police have arrested a 23-year-old man over the alleged fatal stabbing of a male acquaintance who begged the suspect to assist him in committing suicide, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)

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    Nighttime sightseeing in Kyoto is catching on with foreign tourists, as locals are working to satisfy visitors' wish to enjoy traditional culture even after evening comes. (Jiji)

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    More than seven years have passed since the tragic Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, and in that time life has returned to normal for much of the country. (soranews24.com)

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    Japanese Prince Hisahito, a grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, and third in line to the Imperial throne, turned 12 on Thursday. (Jiji)

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    Japan's main gateway for Asian tourists, Kansai International Airport, has remained shut down in the wake of Typhoon Jebi, threatening to disrupt the growing tourism that has been a key engine of the Osaka-area economy. (Nikkei)

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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Kansai International Airport will partially resume operation by the end of Friday. (NHK)

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    Seven people are dead after a powerful earthquake rocked Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido early this morning. At least 200 are injured and about 30 more are missing. (NHK)

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    Landslides in the Yoshino district in Atsuma, a town in Hokkaido, devoured homes and trees alike in a powerful earthquake on Thursday, leaving behind gouged areas showing the reddish brown soil of what was once luscious green hillsides. (Jiji)

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