Yamanote Line To Resume Services Around 10 A.m.

Yamanote line to resume services around 10 a.m.

The Yamanote line in Tokyo is expected to resume operations at around 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

East Japan Railway says that it decided to restart services earlier than scheduled, as the safety of the tracks has been confirmed.

Around 430,000 Homes Without Power In Japan

Around 430,000 homes without power in Japan

More than 430,000 households in the greater Tokyo area and regions close by are without electricity because of Typhoon Hagibis.

As of 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, the power is down for about 148,000 households in Kanagawa Prefecture west of Tokyo.

Around 30,000 Homes Without Power In Kanto Area

Around 30,000 homes without power in Kanto area

Some 30,000 households in the greater Tokyo area and elsewhere are without electricity because of Typhoon Hagibis.

As of 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, the power is down for 14,000 households in Chiba prefecture, which was hit hard by Typhoon Faxai in early September. A blackout is also happening in parts of Tokyo and Shizuoka, Tochigi, Yamanashi, Ibaraki, Gunma, Saitama and Kanagawa Prefectures.

Around 24,000 Homes Without Power In Kanto Area

Around 24,000 homes without power in Kanto area

Some 24,000 households in the greater Tokyo area and elsewhere are without electricity because of Typhoon Hagibis.

As of 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, the power is down in parts of Chiba Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture, Tokyo, Gunma Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture and Kanagawa Prefecture.

Whaling Situation Around The Globe

Whaling situation around the globe

Japan's Fisheries Agency says that of the 88 member nations in the International Whaling Commission, 40 could be listed as approving of whaling.

The agency placed the IWC's members into two groups of approving and disapproving of whaling, based on their past voting behavior in IWC activities and other data.

Start Of 'reiwa' Era Marked Around The World

Start of 'Reiwa' era marked around the world

Events to mark the new Reiwa era have taken place in Japan and around the world.

In Tokyo, about 70 senior-ranking wrestlers have celebrated the start of the era by standing in formation to spell out the two kanji characters that make up the name. Among them were Yokozuna grand champions Hakuho and Kakuryu, as well as newly promoted ozeki Takakeisho.

Police Beef Up Security Around Imperial Palace

Police beef up security around Imperial Palace

Tokyo police on Monday stepped up security around the Imperial Palace ahead of this week's abdication and accession ceremonies.

Explosive detection dogs were seen searching for suspicious objects in the square in front of the Palace. They can even find devices that are buried.

Heavy Snow Expected In And Around Tokyo

Heavy snow expected in and around Tokyo

Japanese weather officials say an extremely powerful cold air mass will bring snow to wide areas, including central Tokyo.

The Meteorological Agency says the air mass with a temperature of minus 24 degrees Celsius covered the northern prefecture of Hokkaido and nearby regions on Friday.