Krosa May Make Landfall In Chugoku Region

Krosa may make landfall in Chugoku region

A severe tropical storm is expected to make landfall and move through western Japan by Thursday evening. Weather officials are warning of torrential rains, strong winds and rough seas.

Meteorological Agency officials estimate the storm was situated 60 kilometers south of the city of Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture at noon on Thursday. The agency says Krosa is moving north at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour, producing violent winds.

Typhoon To Make Landfall In Southern Kyushu

Typhoon to make landfall in southern Kyushu

Weather officials in Japan say a strong typhoon is expected to make landfall in the southern Kyushu region early on Tuesday.

As of 8 p.m. on Monday, Meteorological Agency officials say Typhoon Francisco was over waters about 170 kilometers south of Cape Ashizuri in the western prefecture of Kochi. It was moving west-northwest at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour.

Typhoon Francisco To Make Landfall In Kyushu

Typhoon Francisco to make landfall in Kyushu

Japan's Meteorological Agency says a strong typhoon is expected to make landfall in the southern Kyushu region around daybreak on Tuesday.

It's bringing violent winds to Miyazaki Prefecture and some parts of neighboring Kagoshima Prefecture.

Typhoon Fransisco To Make Landfall In Kyushu

Typhoon Fransisco to make landfall in Kyushu

Weather officials in Japan say a strong typhoon is expected to make landfall in the southern Kyushu region early on Tuesday.

As of 12 midnight on Monday, Meteorological Agency officials say Typhoon Francisco was over waters about 110 kilometers east-southeast of Miyazaki city. It was moving west-northwest at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour.

Xi Ready To Make State Visit To Japan Next Spring

Xi ready to make state visit to Japan next spring

The leaders of Japan and China discussed an upcoming state visit Thursday, as the pair met in Osaka. President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Japan next year as a state guest.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, "We'd like to welcome you to Japan as a state guest next year around the time cherry blossoms are in bloom and elevate Japan-china relations to a higher level."

Abe To Make Final Decision On Elections

Abe to make final decision on elections

Japan's government and ruling parties are expected to begin final arrangements to wrap up the current Diet session as scheduled, on June 26.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly opposed to dissolving the Lower House to hold a snap election concurrently with the Upper House election this summer.

Abductees' Families To Make Appeal At Un

Abductees' families to make appeal at UN

The families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea are to visit the UN headquarters in New York to appeal for cooperation to bring their loved ones home.

Takuya Yokota, the younger brother of abductee Megumi Yokota, and Koichiro Iizuka, the son of abductee Yaeko Taguchi, left Tokyo's Haneda airport on Friday. They were accompanied by people whose missing family members may have been taken to the North.