Chinese Ships Spotted Near Senkakus For 100 Days

Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for 100 days

Japan's Coast Guard says Chinese patrol ships have been spotted just outside Japanese territorial waters in the East China Sea for 100 straight days.

Coast guard officials say four Chinese patrol vessels were navigating in the contiguous zone outside the territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Coronavirus Found In Hospital Worker Near Tokyo

Coronavirus found in hospital worker near Tokyo

A hospital in Sagamihara City near Tokyo says one member of staff is confirmed to have the new coronavirus.

The hospital said on its website that the worker had been treating a resident of Kanagawa Prefecture who died last week.

Near-new 1990 Nissan 300zx To Cross The Block At Amelia Island

Near-new 1990 Nissan 300ZX to cross the block at Amelia Island

The current Nissan 370Z has been on life support for a while now, but interest in classic Z cars remains strong. Witness the mind-bending price recently achieved for a pristine 1971 240Z that sold last month on Bring a Trailer. After the first-generation cars, arguably the next-most-appreciated Z car is the Z32 generation that debuted with the 1990 model year. This example of a first-year Z32, which crosses the block at RM Sotheby's Amelia Island sale next month, could set a new benchmark for values of this model.

Besides being a first-year example, this 300ZX is also the desirable two-seat body style and is powered by the twin-turbo version of Nissan's DOHC 3.0-liter VG30 V6, making 300 horsepower. A five-speed stick and four-wheel steering complete the mechanical picture.

Japan, Us To Discuss Chemicals Detected Near Bases

Japan, US to discuss chemicals detected near bases

The governments of Japan and the United States will consider how to cooperate to deal with toxic chemicals detected in high levels around US bases in Japan.

Organic fluorine compounds, such as PFOS, have been detected near US bases in the southern prefecture of Okinawa and Tokyo's Yokota Air Base. The chemicals have been proved toxic in tests using animals.

Site Near Olympic Torch Relay Start Decontaminated

Site near Olympic Torch Relay start decontaminated

Japan's Environment Ministry says a site near the starting point of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay in Fukushima Prefecture has been decontaminated, after a higher level of radiation was detected there.

The ministry said on Wednesday that it was detected at a public parking lot adjacent to the J-Village sports complex, where the torch relay will begin on March 26.

Anti-drone Measures To Be Tightened Near Airports

Anti-drone measures to be tightened near airports

Japan's transport minister has indicated that the restrictions on using drones near airports will be tightened to ensure the safety of aviation.

Kazuyoshi Akaba was speaking to reporters on Friday, following reports that a drone had been spotted the previous night over Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan. The runways were temporarily closed and 27 flights were affected.

School Children In Japan Becoming Near-sighted

School children in Japan becoming near-sighted

Researchers in Japan found that about 10 percent of junior high school students may be suffering from a severe type of near-sightedness known as high myopia.

A Keio University team surveyed the eyesight of 1,416 children attending elementary and junior high schools in Tokyo.

Typhoon-hit Railway Station Near Tokyo Congested

Typhoon-hit railway station near Tokyo congested

Commuters had to endure long lines at a key railway station near Tokyo on Tuesday where the escalators and automatic ticket gates were not operating after being damaged by Typhoon Hagibis.

East Japan Railway's Musashi-Kosugi Station, south of Tokyo, was flooded at the weekend due to torrential rain.

800 Pigs Culled As Swine Fever Detected Near Tokyo

800 pigs culled as swine fever detected near Tokyo

Officials in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, have culled about 800 pigs after swine fever was detected at a hog farm.

The prefectural government started putting down pigs at the farm in Chichibu City late on Friday after the virus was detected earlier in the day.

Tower Collapses At Nuclear Institute Near Tokyo

Tower collapses at nuclear institute near Tokyo

A tower at a nuclear research institute northeast of Tokyo has collapsed due to strong winds generated by Typhoon Faxai. Officials say no one has been injured and no radioactive substances have been released into the environment.

Representatives from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency said workers at the agency's institute in Oarai Town, Ibaraki Prefecture, discovered on Monday that a cooling tower had collapsed.

Krosa Likely To Near Western Japan On Wednesday

Krosa likely to near western Japan on Wednesday

Severe tropical storm Krosa will likely approach western Japan on Wednesday, weather officials say. It is currently south of the country over the Pacific and moving northwest toward the country.

The meteorological agency warns that heavy rain is expected in western and eastern Japan on Tuesday afternoon as a mass of moist air hits these areas ahead of Krosa's arrival.

Police: Arson Suspect Seen Near Other Buildings

Police: Arson suspect seen near other buildings

Police in Kyoto say the man suspected of a deadly arson attack on an animation studio could have been targeting other facilities belonging to the company, based on security footage from the day before.

The incident took place at Kyoto Animation's number one studio on Thursday, killing 34 people and injuring 34 others.

Gunshot Heard Near Scene Of Attack On Policeman

Gunshot heard near scene of attack on policeman

Police in Osaka say what is believed to be a gunshot was heard in the city of Suita on Sunday morning shortly after a police officer was stabbed and had his handgun stolen.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of attempted murder and theft.