Hokuriku Shinkansen Recovery May Take 1 To 2 Weeks

Hokuriku Shinkansen recovery may take 1 to 2 weeks

The operator of the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train says it will be one or two weeks before operations along its entire route are restored due to disruptions caused by Typhoon Hagibis over the weekend.

The Hokuriku Shinkansen connects Tokyo with the central Japanese city of Kanazawa, via Nagano.

Blackout May Last Another Week In Flooded Areas

Blackout may last another week in flooded areas

Japan's industry minister Isshu Sugawara has indicated that areas severely flooded by Typhoon Hagibis could remain without electricity for more than a week.

Sugawara told reporters on Tuesday that power companies have reported that it would take a week or so after the waters recede to restore power in those areas.

Shinkansen Disruption May Continue Sunday

Shinkansen disruption may continue Sunday

Typhoon Hagibis disrupted Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen bullet train service throughout Saturday. And the disruption may continue on Sunday.

Service on the Tokaido Shinkansen was suspended all day Saturday.

Suga: Video Of Ship Collision May Be Released

Suga: Video of ship collision may be released

Japan's top government spokesperson says officials are considering releasing a video of the recent collision between a Fisheries Agency patrol ship and a North Korean fishing boat.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the government is considering when and how to release the footage.

Jr East May Cancel All Train Services Over Weekend

JR East may cancel all train services over weekend

East Japan Railway Company says it may cancel its Shinkansen bullet train and other conventional train services in the greater Tokyo area over the weekend.

JR East is now considering whether to cancel them as large and violent Typhoon Hagibis is forecast to affect the area on Saturday and Sunday.

Typhoon May Force Suspension Of Tokyo Trains

Typhoon may force suspension of Tokyo trains

East Japan Railway Company says it may suspend some train services this weekend as Typhoon Hagibis is forecast to hit the Tokyo area on Saturday and Sunday.

The railway operator says it will announce its decision on its website on Friday.

Typhoon Hagibis May Head For Japan Over Weekend

Typhoon Hagibis may head for Japan over weekend

Japanese weather officials warn that a typhoon may approach wide areas from western to northern Japan over the weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says the large and violent Typhoon Hagibis is heading northwest near the Mariana Islands as of Wednesday morning, Japan time.

Typhoon Hagibis May Approach Japan Over Weekend

Typhoon Hagibis may approach Japan over weekend

Japanese weather forecasters warn that a large and violent typhoon may approach wide areas from western to northern Japan over the weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Hagibis is heading northwest near the Mariana Islands as of Tuesday evening, Japan time.

Typhoon Hagibis May Affect Japan On 3-day Weekend

Typhoon Hagibis may affect Japan on 3-day weekend

The Japan Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Hagibis may bring rough weather to many parts of the country over the upcoming three-day weekend.

The agency says the large and very powerful typhoon is now located over the sea off the Mariana Islands in the West Pacific, and is heading west-north-west. It's expected to gain strength.

Kono: N.korea's Slbm May Be Medium-range

Kono: N.Korea's SLBM may be medium-range

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono says the missile that North Korea launched on Wednesday is believed to be a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, or new SLBM. He suggests it could be classified as a medium-range ballistic missile considering its possible range.

Kono spoke to reporters on Thursday after North Korea's state-media reported earlier in the day that the country succeeded in test-firing the Pukguksong-3 SLBM in the Sea of Japan on the previous day. It is believed to have fallen into waters within Japan's exclusive economic zone.

Pope May Call For Nuclear Abolition In Nagasaki

Pope may call for nuclear abolition in Nagasaki

NHK has learned that Pope Francis will likely issue a message calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons during his planned visit to the Japanese city of Nagasaki.

The Vatican announced last month that he will travel to the atomic-bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during his 4-day trip to Japan. His visit starts on November 23.

Tropical Storm May Hit Japan On Weekend

Tropical storm may hit Japan on weekend

Another large tropical storm is approaching Japan. It may affect wide areas across the country over the three-day weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says Tapah is moving westward over waters south of the southern island prefecture of Okinawa.

Tropical Storm Tapah May Hit Japan

Tropical storm Tapah may hit Japan

Another large tropical storm is approaching Japan and expected to gain strength. It may affect wide areas across the country over the three-day weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says tropical storm Tapah is moving west-northwest over waters south of Okinawa.

Tropical Storm May Hit Japan On Weekend Again

Tropical storm may hit Japan on weekend again

Another large tropical storm is approaching Japan. It may affect wide areas across the country over the three-day weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says Tapah is moving westward over waters south of the southern island prefecture of Okinawa.