Tax Revenue Hits Record High Of \60.4 Tril.

Tax revenue hits record high of \60.4 tril.

Japan's tax revenue for the fiscal year that ended in March hit an all-time high of over 560 billion dollars.

The figure exceeded an earlier official estimate. Sources close to government say revenue broke the previous record posted in fiscal 1990 during the economic bubble.

Magnitude 4.1 Quake Hits Shizuoka Prefecture

Magnitude 4.1 quake hits Shizuoka Prefecture

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck the Izu area of Shizuoka Prefecture, west of Tokyo at around 7:22 p.m. on Monday, registering an intensity of 4 on the Japanese scale of 0 to 7 in the hardest hit areas. There is no risk of tsunami.

M5.5 Earthquake Hits Tokyo And Vicinity

M5.5 earthquake hits Tokyo and vicinity

An earthquake has occurred in eastern Japan.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake occurred in the Kanto area, and had an intensity of 4 on the Japanese scale of 0 to 7 in the hardest hit areas.

M6.7 Quake Hits Northern Japan, Injuring 26

M6.7 quake hits northern Japan, injuring 26

Japanese meteorological authorities say a magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern part of the country late Tuesday night. No fatalities have been reported. Twenty-six people were injured in Niigata, Yamagata, Miyagi, and Ishikawa prefectures. About 1,000 people evacuated their homes.

Seismologists say the tremor hit off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture at 10:22 p.m. on Tuesday.

M6.7 Earthquake Hits Northern Japan

M6.7 earthquake hits northern Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency says a magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern part of the country late Tuesday night. No fatalities have been reported. Tsunami advisories issued along the Sea of Japan coast have been lifted.

Seismologists say the tremor hit off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture at 10:22 p.m. on Tuesday.

M6.7 Quake Hits Northern Japan

M6.7 quake hits northern Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency says a magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern part of the country late Tuesday night. No fatalities have been reported. Tsunami advisories issued along the Sea of Japan coast have been lifted.

Seismologists say the tremor hit off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture at 10:22 p.m. on Tuesday.

M6.7 Quake Hits Off Northern Japan

M6.7 quake hits off northern Japan

A magnitude 6.7 quake struck off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture in northern Japan on Tuesday night, prompting tsunami advisories for coastal areas of Yamagata, Niigata and Ishikawa prefectures.

Tsunami up to 10 centimeters high have been observed.

Strong Quake Hits Off Coast Of Northern Japan

Strong quake hits off coast of northern Japan

A magnitude 6.8 quake has struck off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture in northern Japan. A strong jolt was felt over wide areas of the region.

Officials say tsunami up to one meter high are expected along the coasts of Yamagata, Niigata and Ishikawa Prefectures.

Heavy Rain Hits Yakushima Island

Heavy rain hits Yakushima Island

Warm, humid air blowing from the east is causing heavy rains in Japan's southern Kyushu.

Evacuation orders have been issued to more than 12,400 people in all parts of Yakushima Town in Kagoshima Prefecture. Residents have been told to evacuate immediately.

Japan's Working Age Population Hits Record Low

Japan's working age population hits record low

Latest data show that Japanese society continues to gray, with the percentage of the population of working age tying a record low.

The Internal Affairs Ministry estimates that the total population, including foreign residents, stood at about 126.4 million as of last October.