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.
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.
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.
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.
Golden marshes--what a beautiful name! Perhaps at sunrise or sunset, the sun's golden rays created a magical view of Kanazawa.
No, not the Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture; I'm talking about the one in Kanagawa. The area that hardly anybody calls by its "proper" name and instead refers to as "Bunko" or "Hakkei."
I'm sure that most of us know that ukiyo translates as "floating world." But what exactly does this mean?
Our mother planet, Earth, is indeed floating somewhere in the Milky Way--or the River of Heaven (amanogawa), Ganges of the Sky, Birds' Path, Straw Way and countless other ways us earthlings refer to our galaxy.