September 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Power supply has been restored to nearly all customers in Hokkaido but trade minister Hiroshige Seko called on the island's businesses and 5.3 million residents to use about 20 percent less energy to prevent further blackouts.
September 07, 2018 9:37 am
The 6.7-magnitude quake, which hit Japan before dawn on Thursday, triggered landslides that buried houses and paralysed Hokkaido with widespread power and transport cuts.
June 18, 2018 12:31 pm
The epicentre of the earthquake was just north of Osaka city, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, which originally put the magnitude at 5.9 but later raised it to 6.1.
October 06, 2017 3:36 pm
The quake's epicentre was located at a latitude of 37.5 degrees north and a longitude of 144.0 degrees east, with a depth of 6 km, according to the JMA.
August 10, 2017 2:04 pm
The quake was centred in northwestern Chiba prefecture, east to Tokyo, according to the agency. Japan is one of the world's most seismically active areas, accounting for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.
June 25, 2017 8:17 am
The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometres about 30 kilometres west of Ina in Nagano prefecture at 7:02 am , the US Geological Survey said. The Japan Meteorological Agency did not issue a tsunami warning
May 16, 2016 7:27 pm
Japanese authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami.
April 18, 2016 10:16 am
Factories for major manufacturers including Toyota, Sony and Honda were closed, causing supply chain disruptions around the country.
April 18, 2016 9:41 am
The Nuclear Regulation Authority said it was monitoring the situation closely at four nuclear power stations.
April 17, 2016 2:18 pm
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the Defense Ministry is coordinating with the U.S. military in Japan to add U.S. aircraft to the search and recovery effort.
September 09, 2018 7:10 am
Search operations continued after Thursday's powerful earthquake on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido unleashed scores of landslides, burying homes in avalanches of soil, rock and timber.