Seismologist: Active Fault Near Epicenter

Seismologist: active fault near epicenter

A seismologist at Hokkaido University says Thursday's magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred in an area known to accumulate stress underground.

Associate Professor Kei Katsumata said an active fault is located near the epicenter, but he says he cannot say for sure if there is a direct link between the fault and the latest earthquake. He pointed out that its epicenter was 40 kilometers underground but the fault is about 10 kilometers deep.

Jebi Makes Second Landfall Near Kobe

Jebi makes second landfall near Kobe

Weather officials say Typhoon Jebi has made second landfall near the city of Kobe in Hyogo prefecture, western Japan.

It is now set to barrel across Japan's main island of Honshu after passing through Shikoku. Evacuation advisories are in place.

Typhoon Jebi Expected To Near Japan

Typhoon Jebi expected to near Japan

Weather officials suggest a powerful typhoon could come very close to Japan next week.

The country's Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Jebi turned "violent" in its intensity scale on Friday.

2 Tropical Storms Near Japan

2 tropical storms near Japan

People in Japan are on the lookout for 2 tropical systems that are bringing heavy rain and strong winds in the western part of the country.

The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Soulik was located 280 kilometers southwest of the city of Goto in Nagasaki Prefecture as of 2 PM on Wednesday.

Soulik May Near Western Japan Next Tuesday

Soulik may near western Japan next Tuesday

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the strong typhoon Soulik is moving north off Japan's Ogasawara Islands, and could approach Kyushu and other areas in western Japan by next Tuesday.

Soulik is the 19th tropical cyclone to develop in the northwest Pacific Ocean this year. The slow moving storm was 350 kilometers southwest of Chichi-jima in the island group as of 9 AM Saturday.

Jongdari Moving Slowly Near Southwestern Japan

Jongdari moving slowly near southwestern Japan

Tropical Storm Jongdari is lingering around Japan's southern island of Kyushu on Tuesday. Over the weekend it ripped through the main island of Honshu.

Weather officials are calling on people to watch out for further torrential rains in southern Kyushu as well as the neighboring Shikoku region.

Eyeglasses Switch Between Near, Distance Vision

Eyeglasses Switch Between Near, Distance Vision

Mitsui Chemicals Inc developed glasses that can switch between near and distance vision just by touching a sensor located near the hinge.

Various frames will be available for the glasses, "TouchFocus," to meet the tastes of users in their 40s and older.

Toyota Tj Cruiser Could Come To A Showroom Near You

Toyota TJ Cruiser Could Come To A Showroom Near You

Besides its already generous lineup of vehicles, Toyota could soon launch an entirely new product, based on the TJ Cruiser Concept that's displayed in Tokyo until November 5.

Said to combine the best of both worlds by mixing the style of an SUV with the practicality of a van, the study has a good chance of hitting the assembly lines if it gets positive feedback from consumers, Autocar reports.

Nissan's 2018 Frontier Pickup Goes On Sale Starting Near $19,000

Nissan's 2018 Frontier pickup goes on sale starting near $19,000

Nissan finally took the wraps off the 2018 Frontier midsize pickup, releasing photos and pricing for the truck that is now on sale at dealerships. It gets standard RearView Monitor and upgraded base-grade content, including Bluetooth phone system, a 5-inch color display audio system and Apple's Siri Eyes Free integration. An all-new Midnight Edition Frontier, with a gloss-black grille, aluminum-alloy wheels and other features, will be available later in a choice of Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic and Glacier White exterior colors.

Otherwise, the truck, which comes in a wide variety of King Cab and Crew Cab models and trim configurations, doesn't appear to break the mold much. Signature Nissan themes come standard, including angled strut grille, large bumpers, short front and rear overhangs, a tailgate spoiler and stamped, geometric fender flares. It also gets a tinted front window, rear privacy glass and a rear-bumper hitch ball provision. Upgrade to the SL trim and you get chrome on the front grille, outside mirrors and door handles, tubular step rails, front fog lights and a tilt and power sliding moonroof, also available on the Crew Cab SV.

Struggling Mclaren-honda F1 Partners Near 'fork In The Road'

Struggling McLaren-Honda F1 partners near 'fork in the road'WOKING, England - McLaren's partnership with Honda has not worked so far, and the team is now approaching a "fork in the road," executive director Zak Brown said on Wednesday. Speaking to Reuters in his office at the Formula One team's headquarters, Brown (pictured above) indicated clearly that a parting of the ways was a real option under consideration by management. The American said engine upgrades promised for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix were not ready, and the Japanese manufacturer could not say when they might be. And while McLaren still wanted to win championships with Honda, there were serious concerns as to whether that was achievable. "Honda's working very hard, but they seem a bit lost," said Brown, who replaced Ron Dennis at the helm late last year. "We were only told recently that we wouldn't have the upgrade coming (for Montreal) ... and we don't have a definitive timeline, which is concerning because the pain is great and we can't sit around forever. "We were eagerly awaiting this upgrade as were our drivers, and it's a big disappointment that it's not coming. It's not lack of effort, but they are struggling to get it to come together."

Rare Megamouth Shark Captured Near Tokyo

Rare megamouth shark captured near Tokyo

Japanese fishermen have found a rare megamouth shark caught alive in fishing nets in the Pacific near Tokyo.

The fishermen spotted the 5-meter shark on Monday about one kilometer off the coast of Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture.