Sweltering Heat Blankets Many Parts Of Japan

Sweltering heat blankets many parts of Japan

Sweltering weather is hitting Japan on Friday, with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius in the Kanto region and elsewhere.

The Meteorological Agency says a high-pressure system is covering Pacific coastal areas of western Japan through the southern Tohoku region in northeastern Japan, bringing hot, sunny weather.

Temperatures Soar Across Many Parts Of Japan

Temperatures soar across many parts of Japan

Temperatures soared across most of Japan on Tuesday, with the mercury topping 35 degrees Celsius in southern and western regions.

The Meteorological Agency says clear skies brought by a high pressure system extending from western to northeastern Japan, combined with an influx of warm air from the south, have caused temperatures to soar.

Govt. May Lift State Of Emergency In Many Prefs.

Govt. may lift state of emergency in many prefs.

Japan's government says it may lift the nationwide state of emergency regarding the coronavirus outbreak before the planned end date of May 31 in many of the 34 prefectures that are not under special alert.

Economic Revitalization Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi said on an NHK program on Sunday the government will consider lifting the emergency declaration after listening to the opinions of an expert panel next week.

Many Younger Than 40 Infected With Virus In Tokyo

Many younger than 40 infected with virus in Tokyo

Data show younger generations account for a large portion of people confirmed to have the new coronavirus in Tokyo.

The pace of increase in coronavirus cases has risen in Japan's capital in recent days. Infections were confirmed among 41 people on March 25. The daily figure has since shown ups and downs, hitting 78 on Tuesday and 66 on Wednesday.

Many On Ship Likely Infected Before Quarantine

Many on ship likely infected before quarantine

Japanese health experts say many passengers onboard a quarantined cruise ship were very likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus before authorities asked them to stay in their cabins.

Officials at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases held a news conference on Thursday. They discussed mass infections on the Diamond Princess, which arrived at Yokohama Port, near Tokyo, on February 3.

Kyoto Arson Suspect Wanted 'many Injuries'

Kyoto arson suspect wanted 'many injuries'

The suspect of the deadly arson attack at the Kyoto Animation studio in July has reportedly told investigators that he targeted a particular studio to cause the maximum amount of injuries.

Shinji Aoba set fire to the studio in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, leaving 36 employees dead and 33 others injured.

Many Railway Services Out On Sunday Morning

Many railway services out on Sunday morning

Railway operators in greater Tokyo will halt Shinkansen and most local train services on Sunday morning for safety checks in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis.

East Japan Railway, or JR East, says all of its local lines will be out of operation at least until around noon.

Many Chiba Residents Still Without Power

Many Chiba residents still without power

A week after Typhoon Faxai struck Chiba Prefecture, life is still difficult for many people, with water and power yet to be restored to thousands of residents.

The typhoon swept through the greater Tokyo area on September 8 and 9. Up to 640,000 homes in Chiba were left without power.

Many Households Still Without Power

Many households still without power

Over half a million households and businesses mainly in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, remain without power one day after Typhoon Faxai struck.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says the outage continues for about 575,000 households and businesses in Chiba and other prefectures in the Kanto region, and Shizuoka Prefecture, as of 6:30 p.m on Tuesday.

Many Visitors At Site Chosen As World Heritage

Many visitors at site chosen as World Heritage

Many people are visiting one of a group of burial mounds in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, that has been added to the list of World Cultural Heritage sites.

The Mozu-Furuichi Tumulus Clusters, which span the cities of Sakai, Habikino and Fujiidera, consist of 49 mounds built in the late fourth and fifth centuries.