Exterior Of Quake-hit Kumamoto Castle Repaired

Exterior of quake-hit Kumamoto Castle repaired

Media have been invited to view the renovated exterior of an ancient castle tower in southwestern Japan, which was seriously damaged by earthquakes in 2016.

Journalists were ushered into part of the grounds of Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto Prefecture on Sunday, ahead of a special sightseeing tour scheduled to start next month.

Mount Aso In Kumamoto Erupts

Mount Aso in Kumamoto erupts

Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, has erupted.

The Meteorological Agency says the volcano erupted at 6:28 p.m. on Tuesday. Smoke mixed with volcanic ash rose about 200 meters from the mountain's crater.

Kumamoto Marks 3 Years After Major Quakes

Kumamoto marks 3 years after major quakes

More than 16,000 people are still living in temporary housing three years after a series of devastating earthquakes began in and around Japan's southwestern prefecture of Kumamoto on April 14, 2016.

Kumamoto prefectural officials say 16,519 people in 7,304 households were residing in temporary units as of the end of March. The figure is down about 65 percent from the peak of more than 47,000.

Memorial Held For Kumamoto Quakes

Memorial held for Kumamoto quakes

A memorial service has been held in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, to mark three years since the start of a series of devastating earthquakes.

The quakes claimed the lives of 273 people, including those who died from causes related to the quakes.

Magnitude 4.3 Quake Hits Kumamoto

Magnitude 4.3 quake hits Kumamoto

A strong earthquake has jolted southwestern Japan. There is no danger of tsunami.

The magnitude 4.3 quake struck Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. It registered an intensity of five-minus on the Japanese scale of zero to seven in the town of Nagomi. It reached an intensity of four in Yamaga City and the town of Gyokuto.

Kumamoto People Urged To Stay Vigilant For Jolts

Kumamoto people urged to stay vigilant for jolts

Officials at Japan's Meteorological Agency are urging people quake-prone Kumamoto Prefecture to remain vigilant against further risks.

Toshiyuki Matsumori, an official responsible for monitoring earthquakes and tsunami at the agency, spoke to reporters after the magnitude 4.3 quake struck the southwestern prefecture on Saturday afternoon.

Magnitude 4.4 Quake Hits Kumamoto

Magnitude 4.4 quake hits Kumamoto

A strong earthquake has jolted southwestern Japan. There is no danger of tsunami.

The magnitude 4.4 quake struck Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. It registered an intensity of five-minus on the Japanese scale of zero to seven in the town of Nagomi. It reached an intensity of four in Yamaga City and the town of Gyokuto.

Advisory Issued For Possible Tremors In Kumamoto

Advisory issued for possible tremors in Kumamoto

The Meteorological Agency has issued an advisory for possible tremors in and around Kumamoto Prefecture in western Japan.

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred in the prefecture at around 6:10 PM on Thursday. It registered an intensity of 6-minus on the Japanese scale of zero to seven in the town of Nagomi.

M 5.1 Quake Hits Kumamoto Prefecture

M 5.1 quake hits Kumamoto Prefecture

A strong earthquake has hit western Japan. It registered an intensity of 6-minus on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to seven in the town of Nagomimachi in Kumamoto Prefecture. There is no danger of tsunami.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the quake occurred at around 6:10 PM on Thursday. It first estimated the magnitude at 5.0, but later revised the figure to 5.1.

Powerful Quake Hits Kumamoto Prefecture

Powerful quake hits Kumamoto Prefecture

A strong earthquake has hit western Japan. It registered an intensity of 6-minus on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to seven in the town of Nagomimachi in Kumamoto Prefecture. There is no danger of tsunami.

Japan's Metrological Agency says the quake occurred at around 6:10 PM on Thursday. It had an estimated magnitude of 5.0.

Strong Quake Jolts Kumamoto

Strong quake jolts Kumamoto

Japan's Meteorological Agency says a strong earthquake struck the Kumamoto region in western Japan.

It says the quake hit at about 6:10 in the evening local time. It registered an intensity of 6-minus on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to seven in Nagomimachi in Kumamoto Prefecture. The agency says the quake had a magnitude of 5.0.

Kumamoto Castle's Fortified Curved Stone Walls Rise Again

Kumamoto Castle's fortified curved stone walls rise again

KUMAMOTO--Curved stone walls at Kumamoto Castle that once thwarted enemy attackers but fell victim to earthquakes that jolted the city in April 2016 have risen again to their full glory.

The new walls were unveiled to the media on Dec. 27, as progress is being steadily made in the castle's restoration.

Kumamoto Castle Turret Collapses

Kumamoto Castle turret collapses

A turret at Kumamoto Castle in southwestern Japan has collapsed, possibly due to heavy rains.

Kumamoto city officials say security personnel found the turret, called the Mototaiko Yagura, in ruins during patrol late Wednesday afternoon.