Typhoon Hagibis: Death Toll Hits 74

Typhoon Hagibis: death toll hits 74

Authorities in Japan are still trying to get a handle on the extent of the damage after Typhoon Hagibis tore through the country. At least 74 people have been confirmed dead.

Emergency crews have been racing to locate people who remain missing.

Rescuers Search For Missing, Death Toll Hits 74

Rescuers search for missing, death toll hits 74

Authorities in Japan are still trying to get a handle on the extent of the damage after Typhoon Hagibis tore through the country. At least 74 people have been confirmed dead.

Emergency crews have been racing to locate people who remain missing.

Severe Tropical Storm Tapah Hits Japan

Severe tropical storm Tapah hits Japan

Strong winds and heavy rain are battering parts of southwestern Japan as the severe tropical storm Tapah approaches. The storm is expected to affect most regions of the country through Monday.

The Meteorological Agency says Tapah will likely keep heading north-east, approaching northern Kyushu and the Chugoku region before heading out to the Sea of Japan.

Record Downpour Hits Tsushima Island

Record downpour hits Tsushima Island

Weather officials say the heaviest rainfall in half a century has hit Tsushima City, Nagasaki Prefecture, as severe tropical storm Tapah moves through the region.

Hourly rainfall of 80 millimeters was recorded on Sunday evening in the city, which is an island on the Sea of Japan.

Japan's Elderly Population Hits Record High

Japan's elderly population hits record high

A Japanese government survey shows the number of people aged 65 or older, and their proportion to the overall population, have both marked record highs.

The internal affairs ministry estimates that, as of Sunday, the elderly population stood at 35.88 million. That's up 320,000 from last year. Monday is the Respect for the Aged Day national holiday.

Typhoon Faxai Hits Eastern Japan

Typhoon Faxai hits eastern Japan

The Tokyo Metropolitan area is being pounded by heavy wind and rain from a typhoon. Japan's Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Faxai made landfall near Chiba City, east of Tokyo at around 5 a.m. on Monday.

Around 840,000 households were without power as of 6 a.m., according to Tokyo Electric Power Company.

Severe Tropical Storm Krosa Hits Western Japan

Severe tropical storm Krosa hits western Japan

A severe tropical storm battering western Japan has left one person dead and at least 23 others injured. Officials are urging people across a wide area to stay alert for swollen rivers, strong winds, high waves and landslides.

The Meteorological Agency estimates Krosa made landfall near Kure city in Hiroshima Prefecture at about 3 p.m. local time.The storm is moving north -- bringing violent winds and torrential rain.

Typhoon Hits Okinawa's Remote Islands; 4 Injured

Typhoon hits Okinawa's remote islands; 4 injured

Violent wind from a typhoon is battering remote islands in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Okinawa. Four people have been injured.

The Meteorological Agency says that as of 9 p.m. on Thursday, Typhoon Lekima was situated 80 kilometers east of Ishigaki Island.

Severe Tropical Storm Francisco Hits Kyushu

Severe tropical storm Francisco hits Kyushu

Weather officials in Japan are cautioning residents on the southern island of Kyushu to be on alert after a typhoon made landfall Tuesday morning.

The Meteorological Agency says Francisco touched down near Miyazaki City around 5 a.m., and later became a severe tropical storm. It is heading northwest at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour.

M6.4 Quake Hits Fukushima, Miyagi

M6.4 quake hits Fukushima, Miyagi

A strong earthquake has rocked Japan's northeastern prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi. There is no threat of tsunami.

The Meteorological Agency says the quake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck at 7:23 p.m. on Sunday. It says the focus of the quake was about 45 kilometers deep off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.

M6.2 Quake Hits Fukushima, Miyagi

M6.2 quake hits Fukushima, Miyagi

A strong earthquake has rocked Japan's northeastern prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi. There is no threat of tsunami.

The Meteorological Agency says the quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck at 7:23 p.m. on Sunday. It says the focus of the quake was about 50 kilometers deep off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.