Typhoon Nangka kills at least two, wreaks havoc as crosses Japan

Typhoon Nangka barrelled across the western end of Japan`s largest main island on Friday, snarling transport, leaving at least two men dead and prompting authorities to advise nearly 100,000 people to evacuate.

Light ashfall points to volcano eruption in central Japan; no damage reports
Light ashfall points to volcano eruption in central Japan; no damage reports

A light scattering of ash pointed to an eruption of the most active volcano on Japan`s main island of Honshu, weather authorities said on Tuesday, warning against further eruptions, although no injuries or damage were reported.

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits off Japanese island of Honshu: USGS

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off the main Japanese island of Honshu, the US Geological Survey said on Tuesday.

Typhoon Noul in Japan after deadly Philippines hit

Powerful Typhoon Noul crashed into the southern Japanese island chain of Okinawa Tuesday, after killing two people in the Philippines, bringing surging waves and howling winds as it headed towards the mainland.

Japan orders slaughter of 37,000 chickens in bird flu outbreak

Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 37,000 chickens after the country`s third bird flu outbreak in less than a month, prompting Hong Kong to ban imports from the latest affected region.

Quake strikes 110 miles off east coast of Japan: USGS


Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 6.2 struck off the east coast of Japan`s main island of Honshu, the US Geological Survey reported on Saturday.

The epicentre of the quake was placed 110 miles northeast of Hachinohe, according to the USGS website.

Strong earthquake, magnitude 5.6, shakes buildings in Japan

A strong earthquake measuring 5.6 on Richter Scale was reported to have jolted buildings in Japan near eastern Honshu region on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey informed.

Kyoto replaces Bangkok as `World`s Best City`

Kyoto, a city on Japan`s Honshu island, has been named the `World`s Best City`.

Japan lifts tsunami advisory following strong quake: Authorities

Japan lifted a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a minor wave was monitored along large areas of the country`s northeastern Pacific coast following a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake, authorities said.

Japan issues Fukushima tsunami advisory after strong quake

Japan issued a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima prefecture, authorities said.

Moderate 5.6 quake hits Japan`s north

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, predicting low chances of any major damage being caused.

Tsunami hits Japan coast after powerful earthquake

Tsunami of up to 1 metre hits the coast of Japan after a powerful earthquake on Friday.

5.3-magnitude quake hits off Japan

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 08:20:58 GMT, the US Geological Survey said.

Violent storm leaves four dead in Japan

A huge storm killed at least four
people in Japan.

Moderate quake shakes Japan`s Honshu: USGS

A moderate 5.9-magnitude earthquake
struck off the south coast of the main Japanese island of
Honshu, US geologists said on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was

Japan hit by powerful aftershock: USGS

The 6.1-magnitude quake struck at 14:58 GMT Thursday, 276km east of Sendai.

Nine dead as typhoon brings floods, landslides to Japan

Nine people died and nine are missing in Japan as torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslides ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Etau, police and media reports said on Monday.