Phone Services Still Limited After Typhoon

Phone services still limited after typhoon

Japan's mobile carriers say their phone services remain limited in Chiba Prefecture and on an island off Tokyo. The disruption has been caused by Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall on Monday.

NTT Docomo says that as of Friday, its mobile phone connectivity is poor in 36 municipalities of Chiba Prefecture. The island of Oshima is also experiencing connectivity problems.

Phone Services Still Affected By Typhoon

Phone services still affected by typhoon

Japan's mobile carriers say their phone services remain limited in Chiba Prefecture and other areas, mainly in the Kanto region. The disruption has been caused by Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall on Monday.

NTT Docomo says that as of Thursday, its mobile phone connectivity is poor in 43 municipalities of Chiba Prefecture and two in Kanagawa Prefecture. The islands of Oshima and Niijima, which are part of Tokyo, are also experiencing connectivity problems.

Phone Services Remain Limited In Typhoon-hit Areas

Phone services remain limited in typhoon-hit areas

Japan's mobile carriers say their phone services remain limited in Chiba Prefecture, as well as some other areas, mainly in the Kanto region. They cite antenna towers that have been left without power by Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall early Monday.

NTT Docomo says that as of Wednesday afternoon, its mobile phone connectivity is poor in 43 municipalities of Chiba Prefecture, as well as five in Kanagawa and one in Shizuoka prefecture. The islands of Oshima and Niijima, which are part of Tokyo, are also experiencing connectivity problems.

Tokaido Shinkansen Plans To Resume Services

Tokaido Shinkansen plans to resume services

Central Japan Railway plans to resume its Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train services between Tokyo and Osaka from the first morning train run on Monday.

But the carrier says Typhoon Faxai can still affect services depending on its direction.

Railway Operators To Cancel Services

Railway operators to cancel services

East Japan Railway says it will cancel all services in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area from the start of Monday's first train run until 8 a.m.

Many private railways in the area, including Tokyu, Keikyu, Odakyu and Keisei, have also suspended their first train runs.

More Railway Operators To Cancel Services

More railway operators to cancel services

East Japan Railway says it will cancel all services in the greater Tokyo area from the first train until 8 a.m. on Monday.

Railway operators Odakyu and Tokyu say they will gradually reduce the number of trains on Sunday evening and will cancel all services in Tokyo and neighboring Kanagawa Prefecture after around 10 p.m.

Some Tokyo Train Services To Be Suspended

Some Tokyo train services to be suspended

East Japan Railway says it will cancel all services in the greater Tokyo area from the first train until 8 a.m. on Monday.

Odakyu Electric Railway says it will gradually reduce the number of trains on Sunday evening and will cancel all services in Tokyo and neighboring Kanagawa Prefecture after 10 p.m.

Keikyu Line Resumes Services After Crash

Keikyu Line resumes services after crash

The operator of a passenger train involved in a deadly collision with a truck in Yokohama, near Tokyo, has resumed some of the services it suspended after the incident on Thursday.

Workers for railway operator Keikyu Corporation removed the wrecked train cars and truck by 5 a.m. on Saturday.

Leaders Discuss Access To Basic Health Services

Leaders discuss access to basic health services

Leaders and representatives from over 50 countries are in Japan for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, also known as TICAD.

Thursday's discussion focused on one of the biggest hurdles hampering economic and social development... access to healthcare.

Ticad Discusses Access To Basic Health Services

TICAD discusses access to basic health services

The second day of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD, is underway. Thursday's focus is on the biggest hurdles preventing economic growth and social development in many parts of Africa.

The main topic of the session is improving access to basic medical and health services despite widespread poverty.

Bullet Train Services Back To Normal

Bullet train services back to normal

Tropical storm Krosa has disrupted transport services during the peak summer holiday period in Japan.

Airlines canceled over 800 domestic flights on Thursday. Another 48 flights were axed on Friday morning and flights to and from Tohoku and Hokkaido face disruptions depending on the course of the storm.

Remote Schools To Get Better Internet Services

Remote schools to get better internet services

Japan's Education Ministry plans to improve Internet services used by isolated schools for remote learning. The effort will kick off in April next year with the goal to narrow the education gap between urban and rural communities.

The ministry already offers online learning at schools on remote islands and in under populated areas. But officials say the connections are unstable and video lectures sometimes get cut off.

Most Transport Services Return To Normal Operation

Most transport services return to normal operation

Public transportation services are mostly back to normal following Tuesday's quake, but services are suspended on some local railway lines.

East Japan Railway Company says the Tohoku, Yamagata, Akita, Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train lines are operating normally on Wednesday.