Typhoon Hagibis Could Hit Japan Over The Weekend

Typhoon Hagibis could hit Japan over the weekend

People in Japan are bracing for Typhoon Hagibis, which could hit a wide swath of the country over the weekend.

Forecasters say the storm could pass directly over the greater Tokyo area, one of the largest urban centers in the world. Weather officials are urging people to be prepared for gale-force winds and heavy rain.

Jr East May Cancel All Train Services Over Weekend

JR East may cancel all train services over weekend

East Japan Railway Company says it may cancel its Shinkansen bullet train and other conventional train services in the greater Tokyo area over the weekend.

JR East is now considering whether to cancel them as large and violent Typhoon Hagibis is forecast to affect the area on Saturday and Sunday.

Typhoon Hagibis To Approach Japan Over Weekend

Typhoon Hagibis to approach Japan over weekend

A large and violent typhoon will likely approach Japan over the weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Hagibis is moving north-northwest over waters near the Ogasawara Islands.

Kepco Chairman Steps Down Over Gift Scandal

KEPCO chairman steps down over gift scandal

The Chairman of Kansai Electric Power Company has bowed to pressure over a cash-and-gift scandal. Makoto Yagi said he is stepping down on Wednesday to take responsibility for the affair.

Yagi and President Shigeki Iwane held a news conference on Wednesday after the KEPCO board approved Yagi's resignation at an extraordinary meeting.

Typhoon Hagibis To Approach Japan Over The Weekend

Typhoon Hagibis to approach Japan over the weekend

The Meteorological Agency says a large and violent typhoon packing winds of nearly 200 kilometers an hour will approach Japan's mainland over the weekend.

Weather officials are warning of storms and heavy rains in wide areas of the country and calling on people to pay close attention to weather information and take necessary measures.

Kepco Chairman 'to Quit Over Cash Scandal'

KEPCO chairman 'to quit over cash scandal'

In a major development in the cash-and-gift scandal involving Kansai Electric Power Company, Chairman Makoto Yagi is said to be considering stepping down. His resignation is expected to be approved at an extraordinary board meeting on Wednesday.

President Shigeki Iwane also reportedly intends to quit after an independent probe into the affair is concluded.

Typhoon Hagibis May Head For Japan Over Weekend

Typhoon Hagibis may head for Japan over weekend

Japanese weather officials warn that a typhoon may approach wide areas from western to northern Japan over the weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says the large and violent Typhoon Hagibis is heading northwest near the Mariana Islands as of Wednesday morning, Japan time.

Kepco Chairman Intends To Resign Over Scandal

KEPCO chairman intends to resign over scandal

The Chairman of Kansai Electric Power Company, Makoto Yagi, is said to be considering stepping down in connection with a money scandal.

KEPCO President Shigeki Iwane also reportedly intends to resign after an independent panel concludes its probe into the scandal.

Typhoon Hagibis May Approach Japan Over Weekend

Typhoon Hagibis may approach Japan over weekend

Japanese weather forecasters warn that a large and violent typhoon may approach wide areas from western to northern Japan over the weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Hagibis is heading northwest near the Mariana Islands as of Tuesday evening, Japan time.

Abe: Japan Protests To N.korea Over Boat Collision

Abe: Japan protests to N.Korea over boat collision

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has disclosed that Japan has lodged a protest with North Korea over a boat collision in Japan's exclusive economic zone.

Abe referred to Monday's collision in an Upper House plenary session the following day. A patrol ship of Japan's Fisheries Agency and a North Korean fishing boat collided in the Sea of Japan, off the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture.

Abe:japan Protests To N. Korea Over Boat Collision

Abe:Japan protests to N. Korea over boat collision

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has disclosed that Japan has lodged a protest with North Korea over a boat collision in Japan's exclusive economic zone.

Abe referred to Monday's collision in an Upper House plenary session the following day. A patrol ship of Japan's Fisheries Agency and a North Korean fishing boat collided in the Sea of Japan, off the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture.

Japan Protests N.korea Over Collision In Eez

Japan protests N.Korea over collision in EEZ

Japan has lodged a protest against North Korea over a collision between one of its patrol ships and a North Korean fishing boat in Japan's exclusive economic zone.

The two ships collided in the Sea of Japan off the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture on Monday.

Tokyo Police Arrest Chinese Over Illegal Taxis

Tokyo police arrest Chinese over illegal taxis

Tokyo police have arrested a Chinese national on suspicion of arranging unlicensed taxi rides for Chinese tourists visiting Japan.

Police say the 37-year-old Tokyo resident, Sun Taiwu, is suspected of operating the illegal business using the owners of private vehicles between April last year and this January.

Over 1,600 Kindergartens Decided To Raise Fees

Over 1,600 kindergartens decided to raise fees

NHK has learned that more than 1,600 kindergartens across Japan had decided to raise fees before a government program to offer free preschool education and daycare started October 1.

Under the program, fees that were paid by the children's families are now to be paid by the government in the form of subsidies.