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Japan issues tsunami warnings after series of strong earthquakes on west coast

Japan issued tsunami alerts and ordered evacuations on Monday following a series of earthquakes which started a fire and trapped people under rubble on...

Japanese space agency rocket explodes during testing

A rocket being developed by the Japanese space agency has exploded during testing, but there are no reports of injuries. The cause of the accident...

Strong earthquake rattles northern Japan

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has shaken Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. No tsunami warning...

Chemical tanker collides with cargo ship off Japan

A Japanese chemical tanker has collided with a cargo vessel off the coast of south-western Japan. No-one was injured among the six Japanese crew aboard...

World leaders stunned after shooting of ex-Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

World leaders have expressed shock and anguish over the shooting of Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe during a campaign speech. Mr Abe was shot...

Japan widens virus restrictions as Omicron variant surges in cities

Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan from today as the country widens its Covid-19 restrictions...

Japan approves new restrictions for areas hard-hit by Covid

Japan has approved new restrictions to curb a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the three most affected south-western regions of Okinawa, Yamaguchi and...

Japan bans entry of foreign visitors due to Omicron variant’s spread

Japan has announced it will suspend entry of all foreign visitors due to the spread of the new coronavirus variant Omicron. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida...

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea in latest test

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday in a continuation of its recent weapons tests, the South Korean and Japanese...

Japan reaches 50% milestone in vaccination drive

Japan’s government says more than 50% of the population has been fully vaccinated. Japan’s vaccine rollouts began in mid-February, months behind many wealthy countries due...

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