Strong quake hits Kagoshima prefecture
NHK -- Jul 11
A strong earthquake has struck Kagoshima prefecture in southwestern Japan.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says a quake with an estimated magnitude of 5.3 occurred just before noon on Tuesday. It says there is no risk of a tsunami.

Officials say the quake was focused in Kagoshima Bay, 10 kilometers below the seabed.

Tremors with an intensity level of 5-plus on the Japanese scale of 0 to 7 were recorded in the Satsuma region of Kagoshima prefecture. An intensity level of 4 was observed in the Osumi region.

午前11時56分ごろに鹿児島県薩摩で震度5強の地震がありました。 震源地は鹿児島湾で、地震の規模(マグニチュード)は5.2と推定されます。 この地震による津波の心配はありません。 この地震について、緊急地震速報を発表しています。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
Mar 25
Springtime cherry blossoms are drawing crowds of sightseers to the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo. (NHK)
Mar 25
Two tires of a plane operated by low-cost carrier Peach Aviation Ltd went flat after landing at a southwestern Japanese airport Saturday morning, stranding the aircraft and causing the runway to be closed for over two hours. (Japan Today)
Mar 24
The US military has shown to the media for the first time F-35B fighter jets deployed in Japan. (NHK)
Mar 24
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a female Korean national for allegedly dumping the corpse of her newborn baby boy in the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku Ward last year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (
Mar 24
Japanese public prosecutors indicted four major general contractors on Friday for rigging bids in the Chuo Shinkansen high-speed magnetic levitation railway project in violation of the antimonopoly law. (Jiji)
Mar 23
A court in Japan has sentenced a former care worker to death for killing 3 elderly residents at a nursing home in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. (NHK)
Mar 23
Police on Thursday served another arrest warrant on a 27-year-old man over the murder of a high school girl last year - the 10th arrest warrant to be served on the suspect, who has admitted to killing and dismembering nine people at his apartment near Tokyo. (Japan Times)
Mar 22
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his visiting Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, agreed on Wednesday to accelerate talks on planned joint economic activities at the four disputed northwestern Pacific islands so that certain progress can be achieved when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Russia possibly in late May. (Jiji)
Mar 21
A female zookeeper at Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo sustained injuries Tuesday after a gorilla bit her right arm, police said. (Japan Today)
Mar 20
Police said Monday they have arrested three Taiwanese women for allegedly attempting to smuggle gold worth around 50 million yen ($470,000) into Japan in their bras. (Japan Today)