Morning Quake Hits Tohoku Region

Morning quake hits Tohoku region

An earthquake struck the Tohoku region of northern Japan at around 5:39 a.m. on Monday, local time.

It had an estimated magnitude of 6.1. The focus was off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at a depth of 50 kilometers. Officials say there is no risk of tsunami.

Avalanche Hits 8 Skiers At Hokkaido Resort

Avalanche hits 8 skiers at Hokkaido resort

An avalanche hit eight people who had been skiing off regular slopes at a ski resort in Hokkaido on Thursday. They are believed to be foreign tourists.

Police say one of the skiers went to seek help. They say one of the group, believed to be a French national, is in critical condition and the others have minor injuries.

M5.5 Quake Hits Northeastern Japan

M5.5 quake hits northeastern Japan

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan. It did not trigger a tsunami, but temporarily halted a train line.

The quake occurred at 3:21 p.m. local time on Thursday. It registered up to 5 minus on Japan's seismic intensity scale of seven.

Japan's Anime Market Hits Record High

Japan's anime market hits record high

Japan's anime market hit a record high in 2018 for the 6th consecutive year. Overseas markets accounted for nearly half of the total.

The Association of Japanese Animations determines the annual market size by surveying sales figures for about 150 animation-related companies in Japan.

Android 10 Hits The Xperia 1 And Xperia 5 (55.1.a.0.748)

Android 10 hits the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 (55.1.A.0.748)

The Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 flagships have a nice surprise, with Android 10 rolling out to both models today. The new update arrives through build number 55.1.A.0.748, but strangely only comes with the November 2019 Android security patches, rather than December 2019. It's perhaps a minor niggle, and one that owners of both devices won't worry about given the updates have arrived in early December, rather than weeks later.

At Least 4 Dead As Heavy Rain Hits Eastern Japan

At least 4 dead as heavy rain hits eastern Japan

Torrential rainfall from a low-pressure system has caused flooding and mudslides in eastern and northeastern Japan. Four people have been confirmed dead. At least two others are missing.

Officials of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture say several rivers running through the city have burst their banks. The officials are calling on citizens to move to upper floors or higher places.

Heavy Rain Hits Eastern Japan

Heavy rain hits eastern japan

Torrential rain is pounding eastern Japan.

Weather officials are warning of floods and mudslides as tens of thousands of people face evacuation orders and advisories.

Typhoon Hits Farms, Forests, Fisheries Hard

Typhoon hits farms, forests, fisheries hard

Besides leaving more than 80 people dead, Typhoon Hagibis hit Japanese farms, forests and fisheries hard. Government officials say the damage tops 70 billion yen, or 650 million dollars, as of Monday afternoon.

36 prefectures are reporting financial losses. Damage to agricultural facilities runs to about 255 million dollars.