More Blizzards Forecast For Northern Japan

More blizzards forecast for northern Japan

Forecasters are calling for more snow as blizzards slam parts of northern Japan.

The Metrological Agency says a winter-type pressure pattern is strengthening around Japan, due to a developing low pressure system over the Sea of Okhotsk and a high extending from the continent.

Blizzards And Rough Seas Forecast In Northern Japan

Blizzards and rough seas forecast in northern Japan

Weather officials in Japan are forecasting blizzards and rough seas in northern Japan through Wednesday.

Meteorological agency officials say that there's a rapidly-developing low pressure system near the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, and a winter-type pressure pattern is likely to strengthen.

Humanoid Robots Tour Northern Japan

Humanoid robots tour northern Japan

A group of mini-humanoid robots with artificial intelligence took a trip to Japan's northern prefecture of Aomori on their owners' behalf.

A total of 50 RoBoHon robots from across the country started the trip at a train station in Aomori's Mutsu City on Monday. It was organized by electronics firm Sharp, which manufactures and markets the RoBoHon.

Heavy Rains Expected In Eastern And Northern Japan

Heavy rains expected in eastern and northern Japan

Weather officials in Japan are forecasting localized torrential rainfalls in eastern and northern Japan and are warning of flooding in areas hard-hit by Typhoon Hagibis about two weeks ago.

The Meteorological Agency says warm and humid air is flowing into a low-pressure system south of Japan's main island, and that rain clouds formed over eastern Japan on Friday.

Tapah Low To Cut Through Northern Japan

Tapah low to cut through northern Japan

Japan's Meteorological Agency says a low-pressure system resulting from severe tropical storm Tapah is over the Sea of Japan on Monday evening, and will cut across northern Japan while maintaining its strength.

The agency is warning of strong winds, high waves and heavy rain.

Emergency Rain Warning In Place In Northern Kyushu

Emergency rain warning in place in northern Kyushu

In the latest on life-threatening rains in western Japan...Two people are dead and another is without vital signs as weather officials warn residents to evacuate immediately. They've issued their highest emergency warning for three prefectures in Kyushu.

Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki are being drenched with heavy rain.

Emergency Rain Warning In Northern Kyushu

Emergency rain warning in northern Kyushu

In the latest on life-threatening rains in western Japan...one man is dead and two others are without vital signs as weather officials warn residents to evacuate immediately. They've issued their highest emergency warning for three prefectures in Kyushu.

Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki are being drenched with heavy rain.

Tropical Storm Krosa Heads To Northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa heads to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is now tracking North, bringing torrential rains to northern Japan, through Saturday.

Large parts of the country experienced heavy rain and swelling rivers as Krosa made landfall in western Japan and proceeded northward.

Storm Krosa Heads To Northern Japan

Storm Krosa heads to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is now tracking North, bringing torrential rains to northern Japan, through Saturday.

Heavy rains lashed large parts of the country and rivers swelled as Krosa approached.

Krosa To Bring Heavy Rain To Northern Japan

Krosa to bring heavy rain to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is expected to bring heavy rain to northern Japan through Saturday. Officials are warning of landslides, strong winds, high waves and swollen rivers.

The Meteorological Agency says Krosa was 400 kilometers northwest of the city of Sado in Niigata Prefecture at noon on Friday.

Torrential Rain Hitting Northern Kyushu

Torrential rain hitting northern Kyushu

Japan's meteorological agency says 110 millimeters of rain fell in one hour in Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures in northern Kyushu.

The agency has issued warnings for flooding and landslides in the area.

Heavy Rain Hitting Northern Kyushu

Heavy rain hitting northern Kyushu

Unstable atmospheric conditions caused by moist air flowing into a tropical storm are dumping heavy rain in some parts of western Japan, especially the northern Kyushu region.

Weather officials are calling on residents to be on the alert for landslides and flooding.

M6.7 Quake Hits Northern Japan, Injuring 26

M6.7 quake hits northern Japan, injuring 26

Japanese meteorological authorities say a magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern part of the country late Tuesday night. No fatalities have been reported. Twenty-six people were injured in Niigata, Yamagata, Miyagi, and Ishikawa prefectures. About 1,000 people evacuated their homes.

Seismologists say the tremor hit off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture at 10:22 p.m. on Tuesday.

M6.7 Earthquake Hits Northern Japan

M6.7 earthquake hits northern Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency says a magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern part of the country late Tuesday night. No fatalities have been reported. Tsunami advisories issued along the Sea of Japan coast have been lifted.

Seismologists say the tremor hit off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture at 10:22 p.m. on Tuesday.