The recovery of five more bodies Monday brought to 36 the number of those feared dead in the Mount Otake's volcanic eruption, which occurred Sep 27.
After seven years, Japan's Mount Ontake volcano erupted again on Saturday, leaving many hikers and other people there stranded, and also injuring some 34 people as it sent a dense plume of smoke and ash billowing up in the air.
Typhoon Halong slammed into Japan`s western main island early Sunday after Japan`s weather agency issued its highest alert as the storm lashed the southwest of the country.
Typhoon Halong advanced toward southern Japan on Thursday, packing heavy rains as officials warned the storm would bring strong winds and high waves to the region.
A 5.7-magnitude quake hit off the coast of northeast Japan today, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
A 6.2-magnitude quake Sunday jolted Japan`s Iwo Jima Island.
The heaviest snow in decades in Tokyo and other areas of Japan has left at least 11 dead and more than 1,200 injured across the country, reports said on Sunday.
A Japanese official mistakenly announced the launch of a North Korean missile instead of sending an alert about a strong earthquake that hit western Japan.
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Japan, injuring at least 24 people and destroying some houses.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit eastern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
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