Tropical storm Krosa has become a low pressure system. But Japanese weather officials are still urging people in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido to watch out for strong winds and high waves.
Krosa is now tracking northeast, bringing torrential rains to northern Japan, through Saturday. Disaster officials are urging people to stay alert for landslides and flash flooding.
Tropical storm Krosa is now tracking northeast, bringing torrential rains to northern Japan, through Saturday. Disaster officials are urging people to stay alert for landslides and flash flooding.
Large parts of the country experienced heavy rain and swelling rivers as Krosa made landfall in western Japan and proceeded northward.
An international educational music festival, co-founded by the late conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, has opened in Sapporo, in the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido.
Some 100 young musicians from 26 countries and regions performed in Saturday's opening concert of the 30th Pacific Music Festival. The program featured Bernstein's Candide Overture and Haydn's Concerto for Two Horns.
Fire fighters are trying to put out a blaze that has been burning since Thursday night at a coal museum in the city of Yubari in Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido.
An employee at Yubari Coal Museum discovered the fire late at night, saying smoke was coming out of a tunnel, located beneath the building.
The strong earthquake that hit Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido slightly injured three people. It also cut the supply of water in some areas and stranded many people.
More than 100 households in Atsuma Town were without water as of 4:30 AM on Friday. The jolt in the area registered six minus on the country's seismic intensity scale of zero to seven.