Abe Urges Event Organizers To Use Caution

Abe urges event organizers to use caution

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants organizers of large-scale events to continue exercising caution by assessing the risk of coronavirus infections.

Abe spoke at a meeting of the government's task force on Friday, a day after a panel of experts came up with a set of proposals to contain the spread of the virus.

Doctor: Symptoms Mild, But Caution Needed

Doctor: Symptoms mild, but caution needed

A doctor who treated people infected with the new coronavirus says symptoms are relatively mild but measures should be taken to protect vulnerable people.

Satoshi Kutsuna of Japan's National Center for Global Health and Medicine spoke to NHK about his experience treating five patients.

Officials Urge Caution For Hokkaido Snowstorm

Officials urge caution for Hokkaido snowstorm

Weather officials warn that a heavy snowstorm could disrupt transport systems in Hokkaido and other parts of northern Japan from Thursday to Saturday.

The officials say a developing low-pressure system and a cold air mass will likely bring blizzards to Hokkaido, mainly on the Sea of Japan side.

Weather Officials Urge Great Caution For Hagibis

Weather officials urge great caution for Hagibis

Weather officials in Japan are warning that Typhoon Hagibis is likely to make landfall in the Tokai region or the Kanto region, including Tokyo, on Saturday.

Meteorological Agency official Yasushi Kajihara told reporters on Friday that it may issue an emergency warning, as Hagibis is likely to bring strong winds and high waves, as well as record heavy rainfall over wide areas.

Continued Caution Urged After Mount Asama Eruption

Continued caution urged after Mount Asama eruption

People are being urged to stay away from Mount Asama in central Japan following a minor eruption at the volcano on Wednesday night.

The eruption occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at the mountain, which straddles Nagano and Gunma prefectures, prompting the Meteorological Agency to raise the volcanic alert level from 1 to 3, on a scale of 5.

Rain Warning Lifted; Caution Still Advised

Rain warning lifted; caution still advised

Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted all highest-level emergency rain warnings for Nagasaki Prefecture. But it's calling on residents to remain on high alert for landslides and other disasters amid torrential rains.

A footage from Tsushima island shows storm water pouring from a partially completed mud-control dam. Thick brown water is inundating a residential area.

Continued Caution Advised For Quake-hit Areas

Continued caution advised for quake-hit areas

Weather officials are calling for continued caution against landslides in two Japanese prefectures hit by Tuesday's powerful earthquake.

They say the ground in parts of Niigata and Yamagata prefectures may have loosened due to the tremor and rain since Wednesday morning.

Urgent Flu Caution Issued For Elderly Facilities

Urgent flu caution issued for elderly facilities

Japan's health ministry has issued an urgent nationwide caution to facilities for the elderly calling for through measures to prevent influenza.

A succession of senior residents in such facilities have died this month due to mass influenza infections. Four residents at a special care home for the elderly in Akita Prefecture, northeastern Japan, and seven residents at a nursing home in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, have died of influenza.

Continued Caution Needed For Kong-rey

Continued caution needed for Kong-rey

Weather officials are warning of strong winds and high waves even after Typhoon Kong-rey, now classified as a severe tropical storm, changes to a low pressure system.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the tropical storm is likely to become a low pressure system before sunrise on Sunday, as it takes on cold air while heading northward.

Weather Official Urges Caution After Quake

Weather official urges caution after quake

Japan's Meteorological Agency has urged residents in Hokkaido to remain vigilant after an earthquake hit the northernmost prefecture Friday morning.

Toshiyuki Matsumori, the official in charge of monitoring earthquakes and tsunami, spoke to reporters after the tremor, which registered an intensity of 5-minus on the Japanese scale of zero to seven.

Meteorological Agency Urges Further Caution

Meteorological Agency urges further caution

Japan's Meteorological Agency has urged residents in Hokkaido to remain on alert after a powerful earthquake hit the region early Thursday.

Toshiyuki Matsumori, the agency official in charge of monitoring earthquakes and tsunamis, warned that further strong quakes were likely, particularly over the next 2 or 3 days.

Meteorologist Urges Utmost Caution For Typhoon

Meteorologist urges utmost caution for typhoon

Weather officials are urging people to promptly follow evacuation orders and advisories as a strong typhoon is approaching Japan's main island of Honshu.

The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Jongdari could make landfall on Honshu by early Sunday.

Caution Urged Against Heatstroke In Japan

Caution urged against heatstroke in Japan

Japanese authorities and medical experts are urging special caution against heatstroke as scorching conditions continue in eastern and western Japan.

Weather officials say the mercury soared in wide areas of Japan on Thursday as powerful high-pressure systems brought punishing heat.