Tepco: Power Slowly Returning Across Chiba

TEPCO: Power slowly returning across Chiba

Hundreds of thousands of homes in Japan are still suffering from power blackouts, four days after Monday's typhoon.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says the cities of Chiba, Yachiyo, Yotsukaido and Inzai and parts of Ichihara will have power restored by the end of Thursday.

Heavy Rains Expected Across Much Of Japan

Heavy rains expected across much of Japan

Weather officials are warning of heavy rains across much of Japan, mainly in northern Kyushu, through Thursday.

The Meteorological Agency is urging people to watch out for mudslides and river flooding.

Nissan And Evgo Add 200 New Fast Chargers To Network Across Us

Nissan And EVgo Add 200 New Fast Chargers To Network Across US

Nissan and EVgo are expanding their charging network by adding 200 new fast chargers across the United States. All of the new chargers are capable of delivering 100kW and feature both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors, making them available to a wider portion of electric vehicles.

Suits Filed Across Japan Over Vote-value Disparity

Suits filed across Japan over vote-value disparity

Groups of lawyers and voters have filed lawsuits across Japan, demanding that the results of Sunday's Upper House election be nullified due to disparities in the value of votes.

One of the groups filed a suit with the Tokyo High Court on Monday afternoon.

More Rain On The Way Across Japan

More rain on the way across Japan

Weather officials in Japan are warning that heavy rain could cause landslides and flooding in low-lying areas across the country.

The Meteorological Agency says warm, damp air blowing into the seasonal rain front is bringing heavy rain mainly to the southwestern island of Kyushu.

Intense Heat Continues Across Japan

Intense heat continues across Japan

Unseasonably hot weather continues in many parts of Japan on Monday.

Weather officials say a warm air mass is staying over the country after bringing record temperatures for the month of May to the northern prefecture of Hokkaido on Sunday.

Abortion Rights Campaigns Across The Us

Abortion rights campaigns across the US

Abortion rights supporters rallied across the United States on Tuesday to protest the recent spate of anti-abortion state laws.

Several states have enacted restrictive laws since last year. Alabama state senate passed a bill last week that bans abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. It allows exceptions only when there are serious health risks to the mother or unborn child.

Local Elections Across Japan

Local elections across Japan

In Japan, voting for mayors and municipal assemblies has begun in the second round of local elections. Lower House by-elections are also taking place. The polls are viewed as forerunners to the Upper House elections this summer.

Polling stations started opening at 7 a.m. on Sunday. In all, 721 elections are being held for mayors and municipal assembly seats.

Voters Across Japan Head To The Polls

Voters across Japan head to the polls

People across Japan are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect governors, mayors and local lawmakers. For national parties, it's an opportunity to fortify their base in the lead up to Upper House elections this summer.

Polling stations began opening at 7 a.m. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito are hoping for big wins to ensure their political agenda maintains momentum. But opposition parties see Sunday's vote as an opportunity to chip away at the ruling bloc.

Voters Across Japan Get Set To Cast Ballots

Voters across Japan get set to cast ballots

People across Japan are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect governors, mayors and local lawmakers.

For national parties, it's an opportunity to fortify their base in the lead up to Upper House elections this summer.

Warm Weather Across Japan

Warm weather across Japan

Temperatures rose across Japan on Wednesday, with the mercury topping 20 degrees Celsius in central Tokyo for the first time this year.

Daytime highs were 21.5 degrees in central Tokyo and 20.8 in the southwestern city of Nagasaki. The temperatures are usual for April and May.

Flu Outbreak Spreads Across Japan

Flu outbreak spreads across Japan

Japan's health ministry says an influenza outbreak has now spread across the country, with the estimated number of patients exceeding 2.1 million.

The ministry says the average number of patients at around 5,000 medical facilities nationwide was 53.91 in the week through last Sunday.