Abe Orders Necessary Measures Against Outbreak

Abe orders necessary measures against outbreak

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called the spread of the new coronavirus an unprecedented crisis and told a government task force not to hesitate to take necessary measures against the outbreak.

Abe issued the instruction on Friday at a meeting of the task force set up to deal with the outbreak.

Japan Set To Enforce Virus-related Orders On Sat.

Japan set to enforce virus-related orders on Sat.

The Japanese government says it will start enforcing on Saturday ordinances that allow it to tighten immigration controls and take other measures to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading.

The government initially planned to start enforcing the ordinances next Friday. The move to fast-track their enactment came after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on Thursday.

Abe Orders Thorough Measures Against Coronavirus

Abe orders thorough measures against coronavirus

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed his ministers to ensure that more hygienic laboratories are able to conduct tests for the new coronavirus. Only one facility in Japan is carrying out such tests at present.

Abe gave the instruction on Friday morning at a meeting of relevant ministers, including health minister Katsunobu Kato and foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi.

Court Orders Suspension Of Ikata Nuclear Reactor

Court orders suspension of Ikata nuclear reactor

A Japanese high court has ordered the suspension of a nuclear reactor in western Japan after local residents filed for an injunction over safety concerns.

The Hiroshima High Court issued the injunction on Friday afternoon for the No.3 reactor at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture. The plant is operated by Shikoku Electric Power Company.

Buckwheat Noodle Shop Overflows With Orders

Buckwheat noodle shop overflows with orders

Japanese noodle shops are busy filling orders from people who want to enjoy a custom of New Year's Eve. Many people eat soba, or buckwheat noodles, to wish for longevity and a good coming year.

One noodle restaurant in central Tokyo has received 3,000 takeout orders by Monday.

Abe Orders Support Package For Typhoon Victims

Abe orders support package for typhoon victims

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed his cabinet to compile a support package for people affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

Abe told cabinet members on Sunday to use this fiscal year's reserve fund of about 500 billion yen, or roughly 4.6 billion dollars, for the package.

Evacuation Orders For 3 Million People In Japan

Evacuation orders for 3 million people in Japan

Evacuation orders are in place for nearly 3 million people in Japan because of the storm Hagibis.

As of 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the directives apply to residents in parts of Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata, Yamanashi, Nagano, and Shizuoka prefectures.

Krosa: Evacuation Orders And Advisories Issued

Krosa: Evacuation orders and advisories issued

With the severe tropical storm Krosa hitting western Japan, evacuation orders have been issued to 824 people in Wakayama Prefecture, 22 people in Nara Prefecture, and eleven people in Mie Prefecture, as of 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The instructions urge immediate evacuation.

Evacuation advisories have been issued in Chugoku, Shikoku, Kinki, and Tokai region for a total of about 360,000 residents. The advisory, a level 4 on a scale of 5, means residents should quickly flee to safer ground.

Evacuation Advisories And Orders

Evacuation advisories and orders

With the severe tropical storm Krosa approaching western Japan, evacuation orders have been issued to 206 people in 119 households in Tokushima Prefecture, 75 people in 39 households in Kochi Prefecture, 22 people in 19 households in Nara Prefecture and five people in three households in Wakayama prefecture, as of 0:30 p.m. on Thursday. The instructions urge immediate evacuation.

Evacuation advisories have been issued in Kochi and other prefectures in Shikoku and Kyushu for a total of about 510,000 residents of about 240,000 households. The advisory, a level 4 on a scale of 5, means residents should quickly flee to safer ground.

Amazon Is Now Taking Pre-orders For The Nintendo Switch Lite

Amazon Is Now Taking Pre-Orders For The Nintendo Switch Lite

For gamers who might have been holding off on the Nintendo Switch, whether it be due to price or maybe concerns regarding battery life, you might have heard the news that Nintendo launched the Switch Lite back in July last month. If you were thinking about getting it, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the console.

The Switch Lite will be available in a gray, turqouise, or yellow finish where it will be priced at $200 for the console alone. It is expected to begin shipping out to customers on the 20th of September, so you will have to wait close to two months before you’ll be able to get your hands on it.

Evacuation Orders, Advisories In Nagasaki

Evacuation orders, advisories in Nagasaki

Officials have issued evacuation orders for all of Goto city and a part of Sasebo city in Nagasaki Prefecture due to heavy rainfall.

Evacuation advisories are in place for all residents of Tsushima city, Shinkamigoto town, Ojika town and parts of Saikai city.

Evacuation Orders For 805,000 In Kagoshima

Evacuation orders for 805,000 in Kagoshima

More than 805,000 people in Kagoshima prefecture in the southwestern Japanese region of Kyushu have been ordered to evacuate as accumulated rain may trigger mudslides or other threats.

Evacuation orders are in place for the cities of Kagoshima, Hioki, Minamisatsuma, Tarumizu, Kanoya and Minamikyushu.