Category: Japan

Dozens ordered to Evacuate after volcano erupts in southern Japan

Dozens of people were urged to evacuate their homes after a fiery volcanic eruption in southern Japan on Sunday as the national weather agency issued its top-level alert for the mountain. Television footage showed lava and dark plumes of ash exploding from Sakurajima in Kagoshima, which erupted just after 8 pm (1100 GMT). The volcano […] Read More

7.3-magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Fukushima, triggers tsunami advisory

Tokyo: A powerful 7.3-magnitude quake jolted eastern Japan on Wednesday night, rattling the capital Tokyo and prompting a tsunami advisory for parts of the northeast coast. The quake, which cut power to more than two million households, was centred off the coast of the Fukushima region at a depth of 60 kilometres (37 miles), the Japan […] Read More

Something is going on along the Nankai Trough in Japan! Earthquake swarms are moving along the subduction zone, from Mount Fuji to Kii Channel to Tokara Island

Four days, almost 200 earthquakes and the ground is still shaking. That’s been life lately for residents of the Tokara Islands, a small chain that falls within Kagoshima Prefecture. But officials and experts say the quakes are not necessarily a cause for alarm. The Meteorological Agency said it doesn’t know what exactly is causing the […] Read More

Volcanic pumice threatens to shut down nuclear power plants in Japan

Japan’s nuclear regulator says a massive amount of pumice stones drifting in waters in the country’s southwest could affect domestic nuclear power plants. Ishiwatari Akira, a member of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, told a regular meeting on Wednesday that the stones may affect the intake of water used for cooling nuclear reactors. The pumice stones are being washed […] Read More

N.Korea fires ballistic missile, disrupts Japanese election campaign start

SEOUL, Oct 19 (The Remnants) – North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, pulling Japan’s new prime minister off the campaign trail and overshadowing the opening of a major arms fair in Seoul. The launch, reported by officials in South Korea and Japan, came after U.S. and South Korean envoys met in […] Read More

One dead, two missing as torrential rains slam Japan, risk alerts broadened

TOKYO, Aug 14 (The Remnants) – One woman was dead and two other people were missing on Saturday after torrential rains touched off a landslide and engulfed two houses in Nagasaki prefecture in western Japan. With some parts of the country experiencing record levels of rainfall, Japan has broadened its highest level of risk alerts […] Read More

Japan COVID cases hit 1 million as infections spread beyond Tokyo

TOKYO, Aug 6 (THE REMNANTS) – Japan reached the milestone of one million coronavirus cases on Friday, domestic media reported, as infections surged in Olympic host Tokyo to other urban areas and the country grapples with an unprecedented speed of spread of the Delta variant. A driver of Finance Minister Taro Aso had caught COVID-19, […] Read More

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes off Tokyo coast sparking panic at Olympics

A sports reporter from Australia was live on TV in Tokyo when the earthquake happened and he just kept going with his report. TOKYO, Japan — The Tokyo Olympics have faced a global pandemic, a typhoon and now an earthquake. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan early Wednesday morning, with tremors felt by […] Read More

Unprecedented Floods in Japan Kill at Least 60 People – More Than 550,000 Told to Evacuate After 4 Inches of Rain Fall in an Hour

Torrential rain storms that triggered flash floods and mudslides in Japan’s Kyushu region have left 60 people dead or missing. Hundreds of thousands have also been evacuated to safer areas. Mother Nature’s wrath continues to sweep Japan. Torrential rain in the country’s Kyushu region, southwestern Japan, has triggered floods and mudslides. Authorities say at least […] Read More

Bright fireball explodes over Tokyo, Sonic boom reported throughout Japan

A huge fireball flew across Japan’s capital of Tokyo on July 1st and was seen by many who reported hearing a sonic boom minutes after the meteor exploded, which is considered a rare event according to a report from the Watchers. According to the report. Daichi Fujii, a curator at Hiratsuka City Museum in Kanagawa Prefecture, […] Read More

Warning of Giant Tsunami to Hit Japan… And Fukushima Will Be Submerged Again

The Japanese government says a tsunami of up to 30 meters (100 feet) could hit the country’s northeast in the case of a massive earthquake. A government report predicts that if a magnitude 9 level earthquake occurs in the Kuril or Japan trenches off the coast of Hokkaido to the Tohoku region, it could be […] Read More

Japan’s GDP Is Collapsing, And Experts Are Warning That China Will Be Next

Global economic conditions are really starting to deteriorate quite rapidly.  Economists were projecting that Japan’s GDP would shrink by 3.8 percent on an annualized basis in the fourth quarter, but instead it greatly surpassed expectations by plunging 6.3 percent.   If Japan’s GDP falls again during the first quarter of 2020, and thanks to the […] Read More

Japan confirms 39 new virus cases, 174 total on cruise ship

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s health ministry said Wednesday that 39 new cases of a virus have been confirmed on a cruise ship quarantined at a Japanese port. The update brings the total found on the Diamond Princess to 174 cases. The ministry also said the virus was confirmed in a official who participated in the […] Read More

Large Eruption at Mount Shindake in Japan Ejects Plume 7,000 Meters in the Air and Triggers Pyroclastic Flow

Mount Shindake on the Japanese island of Kutinoerabu erupted in the early hours of February 3, 2020. The strong volcanic eruption sent a plume of ash and gas 7,000 meters in the air and created a 900-meter-long pyroclastic flow on the southwest slope of the crater. Mount Shindake erupted at 5:30 a.m. on February 3, […] Read More

Mysterious Spiral of Light Terrifies Residents of Norway and Japan (Video and Pictures)

What is this mysterious glowing blue vortex swirling in the sky of Norway and Japan? A blue spinning spiral suddenly appeared in the sky over Norway and Japan, baffling skywatchers and scientists. Back in December 2009, a bizarre swirling vortex appeared in the skies of Finnmark, Norway, leaving thousands of residents baffled. Witnesses from Trøndelag […] Read More