Chiba Prefecture Offers Info In Foreign Languages

Chiba Prefecture offers info in foreign languages

The Chiba Prefectural government is offering telephone consultations in 13 languages for foreign residents who may need assistance in the aftermath of Typhoon Faxai.

The Chiba International Center is providing information in simple Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Nepalese, Hindi, Tagalog, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Russian and Indonesian.

Power Outage In Chiba Prefecture Continues

Power outage in Chiba Prefecture continues

Efforts to restore electricity to parts of Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo that were left in the dark this week after a powerful typhoon continue. But for many people, it could be two weeks or more before power is fully restored. About 140,000 households are still without electricity.

Members of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force have been busy clearing roads.

Power, Water Remain Severed In Chiba Prefecture

Power, water remain severed in Chiba Prefecture

Hundreds of thousands of homes in Chiba Prefecture are still without electricity and water after Typhoon Faxai ripped through the greater Tokyo area on Monday.

The storm left up to 640,000 houses in the prefecture without power. Two people died of suspected heatstroke symptoms.

Hundreds Stranded In Hospital In Saga Prefecture

Hundreds stranded in hospital in Saga Prefecture

Downpours in southwestern Japan have left many people stranded in a flooded hospital in Saga Prefecture.

Prefectural officials say the first floor of Juntendo Hospital in Omachi Town was inundated on Wednesday, but the water had almost disappeared by 5 a.m. on Thursday.

Magnitude 4.1 Quake Hits Shizuoka Prefecture

Magnitude 4.1 quake hits Shizuoka Prefecture

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck the Izu area of Shizuoka Prefecture, west of Tokyo at around 7:22 p.m. on Monday, registering an intensity of 4 on the Japanese scale of 0 to 7 in the hardest hit areas. There is no risk of tsunami.

Oomori Seiko To Hold First 47-prefecture Tour

Oomori Seiko to hold first 47-Prefecture tour

Oomori Seiko will hold a 47-Prefecture tour from June to November. 

With the back band Sin Gaias, Oomori will visit all 47 prefectures starting on June 5 in Kanagawa and wrapping up on November 13 in Tokyo. This will be her very first 47-Prefecture tour. 

M 5.1 Quake Hits Kumamoto Prefecture

M 5.1 quake hits Kumamoto Prefecture

A strong earthquake has hit western Japan. It registered an intensity of 6-minus on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to seven in the town of Nagomimachi in Kumamoto Prefecture. There is no danger of tsunami.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the quake occurred at around 6:10 PM on Thursday. It first estimated the magnitude at 5.0, but later revised the figure to 5.1.

Powerful Quake Hits Kumamoto Prefecture

Powerful quake hits Kumamoto Prefecture

A strong earthquake has hit western Japan. It registered an intensity of 6-minus on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to seven in the town of Nagomimachi in Kumamoto Prefecture. There is no danger of tsunami.

Japan's Metrological Agency says the quake occurred at around 6:10 PM on Thursday. It had an estimated magnitude of 5.0.

Nuclear Evacuation Drill Held In Fukui Prefecture

Nuclear evacuation drill held in Fukui Prefecture

Japanese authorities have held an evacuation drill based on near-simultaneous accidents at 2 nuclear plants in Fukui Prefecture.

About 21,000 people took part in the 2-day exercise that ended on Sunday. The organizers used a scenario of nuclear accidents occurring at nearly the same time at the Ohi and Takahama plants, which are 13 kilometers apart.

Torrential Rain Hits Yamagata Prefecture

Torrential rain hits Yamagata Prefecture

Weather officials say Yamagata Prefecture in northeastern Japan is being hit by torrential rainfall on Sunday. They are warning of mudslides and flooding in the region.

The Meteorological Agency says 113 millimeters of rain fell during a one-hour period to 1:40 PM in Sakata City on the Sea of Japan coast.

Torrential Rain Hits Nara Prefecture

Torrential rain hits Nara Prefecture

Officials at the Japan Meteorological Agency say a record amount of rain has fallen in Nara Prefecture, in a short space of time.

The officials say that, during a one-hour period early on Sunday, cities and towns in the prefecture received more than 100 millimeters of rain.

Kana-boon To Hold 47-prefecture Tour

KANA-BOON to hold 47-prefecture tour

KANA-BOON will hold a tour called 'KANA-BOON no GO!GO! 5-Shunen! Season 4 One-Man Tour: Let's go 55 ONE-MAAN!!' from October to March of next year. 

This is the first part of the band's fifth anniversary project. To commemorate their fifth anniversary, they will tour all 47 prefectures of Japan and make one stop in Taiwan. Take a look at the tour schedule below!