Evacuations Ordered For Towns In 4 Prefectures

Evacuations ordered for towns in 4 prefectures

Authorities have ordered thousands of people in Shizuoka, Tokyo, Gunma, and Wakayama prefectures to evacuate their homes immediately as Typhoon Hagibis barrels toward Japan.

As of 10 a.m. Saturday, the directives apply to more than 8,000 residents across Kikugawa City in Shizuoka, Oshima Town in Tokyo, Ueno Village in Gunma, and Tanabe City in Wakayama.

400,000 People Ordered To Evacuate

400,000 people ordered to evacuate

Evacuation orders have been issued for more than 400,000 people in Saga, Fukuoka, Nagasaki and Yamaguchi Prefectures.

The evacuation orders are level four alerts on a scale of five.

670,000 People Ordered To Evacuate In Kyushu

670,000 people ordered to evacuate in Kyushu

Evacuation orders have been issued for more than 670,000 people in Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki prefectures in northern Kyushu.

The evacuation orders are level four alerts on a scale of five.

About 900,000 Ordered To Evacuate In Kyushu

About 900,000 ordered to evacuate in Kyushu

Nearly 900,000 people in the southwestern Japanese region of Kyushu have been ordered to evacuate as continuing heavy rain may trigger mudslides or other threats.

In Kagoshima Prefecture, evacuation orders are in place for the cities of Kagoshima, Hioki, Minamisatsuma, Aira, Tarumizu, Kanoya, and Minamikyushu.

Over A Million Ordered To Evacuate In Kyushu

Over a million ordered to evacuate in Kyushu

More than one million people in southwestern Japanese region of Kyushu have been ordered to evacuate as continuing heavy rain may trigger mudslides or other threats.

Evacuation orders are in place for the entire area of nine municipalities in Kagoshima Prefecture. They are the cities of Kagoshima, Hioki, Kirishima, Ichikikushikino, Minamisatsuma, Aira, Tarumizu, and Kanoya, as well as Osaki Town.

Tepco Ordered To Compensate Ex-plant Worker

TEPCO ordered to compensate ex-plant worker

A Japanese district court has ordered the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power station to pay about 3,000 dollars in damages to a man who worked at the plant just after the 2011 nuclear accident.

The man says he was exposed to radiation without being informed about high radiation levels in a building where he worked.

Nissan: Ghosn Ordered Payments To Omani Dealership

Nissan: Ghosn ordered payments to Omani dealership

Sources at Nissan Motor are reportedly telling Tokyo prosecutors that former chairman Carlos Ghosn ordered payments to be made to a Nissan dealership in Oman and they later invented reasons for the transactions.

The prosecutors arrested Ghosn for a fourth time on Thursday on suspicion of an aggravated breach of trust that caused a loss of 5 million dollars. Ghosn allegedly used some of the money that was sent to the dealership for personal purposes.

State, Tepco Ordered To Pay Compensation

State, TEPCO ordered to pay compensation

A Japanese court has ordered the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company to compensate about 20 people who evacuated to Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident.

The Matsuyama District Court handed down the ruling on Tuesday.

Japanese Journalist Ordered To Hand Over Passport

Japanese journalist ordered to hand over passport

Japan's Foreign Ministry has ordered freelance journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka to hand over his passport as he attempted to travel to Yemen.

Tsuneoka went through departure inspection at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Saturday. He had planned to report on food shortages in the civil war-torn country.

Ghosn Ordered Aide To Pay For Home Remodeling

Ghosn ordered aide to pay for home remodeling

Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn is suspected of directly instructing his close aide by email to make a 1.5 million dollar payment to remodel his home in Lebanon.

Tokyo prosecutors arrested Ghosn on Monday for allegedly understating his income by 5 billion yen, or about 44 million dollars, in securities reports.

State Ordered To Grant Tamil Man Refugee Status

State ordered to grant Tamil man refugee status

A Japanese court has ordered the government to grant refugee status to a Sri Lankan man who entered Japan 12 years ago after fleeing his country's civil war.

On Thursday, the Tokyo District Court accepted the request for refugee status by the 58-year-old man, who is a minority Tamil.

Jr West Ordered To Probe Bullet Train Accident

JR West ordered to probe bullet train accident

Japan's transport ministry has instructed a railway operator to look into an apparent failure to follow procedures after a fatal accident partially halted services on a bullet train line for several hours.

At around 2 PM on Thursday, a major dent was detected on the nose cone of a "Nozomi 176" bullet train. A body part was later found on the tracks of the Sanyo Shinkansen line in Fukuoka Prefecture. The Tokyo-bound train had begun its journey in Hakata, western Japan.

Player Says Coaches Ordered Dangerous Tackle

Player says coaches ordered dangerous tackle

A college American football player who injured an opposing team's quarterback during a game in Tokyo says he was ordered by his coaches to make a controversial late tackle.

On May 6th, the Nihon University defender barreled at the Kwansei Gakuin University quarterback from behind a few seconds after he passed the ball. The quarterback suffered a knee injury that was expected to take 3 weeks to heal.

Player: Coaches Ordered Late Hit

Player: Coaches ordered late hit

A college American football player says the team's coaching staff ordered him to carry out a controversial late tackle that sent his opponent to the hospital.

Many Japanese were glued to their televisions as the Nihon University defender apologized to the Kwansei Gakuin quarterback who he injured.