Weather Authorities Urge Residents To Stay Alert

Weather authorities urge residents to stay alert

Torrential rains that lashed southern Japan on Saturday began to ease in the afternoon, prompting authorities to change a heavy rain 'emergency warning' for Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures to a 'warning'.

Flooding continues to cause havoc in many residential areas, and Nakamoto Yoshihisa, Japan's Meteorological Agency official, urged people to remain alert, and follow any evacuation orders from their municipalities.

Russian Authorities Free Japanese Fishing Boat

Russian authorities free Japanese fishing boat

Russian authorities say they have released a Japanese fishing boat after detaining it last week.

The authorities say they freed the No.68 Shoyo-maru on Monday after receiving a deposit.

Russia Authorities: Undeclared Catch On Japan Boat

Russia authorities: Undeclared catch on Japan boat

Russian authorities say they detained a Japanese fishing boat near Russian-held islands claimed by Japan after finding undeclared catch on the vessel.

The No. 68 Shoyo-maru, a cod fishing boat from Nemuro City in Hokkaido, northern Japan, was detained on Wednesday with six crewmembers on board.

Afghan Authorities Question Shooting Suspects

Afghan authorities question shooting suspects

Afghanistan's interior ministry says its officials are questioning two men over the fatal shooting of Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker Tetsu Nakamura.

Nakamura was attacked by an armed group and died last Wednesday in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

Authorities Warn Of Landslides In Southwest Japan

Authorities warn of landslides in southwest Japan

Weather officials are warning residents in parts of the southern island of Kyushu to stay alert for mudslides and flooding.

The Meteorological Agency says a hovering seasonal rain front is triggering warm, humid air flows, causing rainclouds to develop over Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu as well as parts of central and eastern Japan.

Russia Authorities Find Crabs In Seized Japan Ship

Russia authorities find crabs in seized Japan ship

Russian authorities say they found about 7.5 tons of crabs in a Japanese fishing boat they seized last week.

The port authorities told NHK they found about 4.5 tons of live crabs, including red snow crabs, and about three tons of frozen ones.

Japanese Authorities Raid Two Nissan Factories

Japanese Authorities Raid Two Nissan Factories

Authorities within Japan’s transport ministry have continued checks on Nissan by raiding two of the automaker’s factories.

Last week, the ministry conducted inspections at four other factories in the country and discovered that Nissan was conducting unauthorized final vehicle checks for most of its domestic models. In response, the carmaker suspended new vehicle registrations with the government and confirmed that it will recall all new passenger cars sold in the country in the past three years.

Osaka Authorities Reviewing Moritomo Gakuen

Osaka authorities assessing Moritomo Gakuen

Officials in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, are examining non-public school administrator Moritomo Gakuen over a dubious land deal.

Moritomo Gakuen had been building a primary school on a plot of land earlier possessed by the express that it acquired at a cost far underneath its evaluated value.