800 Pigs Culled As Swine Fever Detected Near Tokyo

800 pigs culled as swine fever detected near Tokyo

Officials in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, have culled about 800 pigs after swine fever was detected at a hog farm.

The prefectural government started putting down pigs at the farm in Chichibu City late on Friday after the virus was detected earlier in the day.

Security Tightened On Tokyo 2020 Marathon Route

Security tightened on Tokyo 2020 marathon route

Tokyo police will put into place special terror-prevention measures at the Marathon Grand Championship taking place on Sunday. It is being done in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The MGC is a qualifier for next year's Olympics. It will take place on the planned route for the Olympic marathon, except for the start and finish points.

Artificial Snow Tested For 2020 Tokyo Games

Artificial snow tested for 2020 Tokyo Games

The committee organizing next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has tested the use of artificial snow in spectator stands to beat the heat during the games.

The committee held the experiment at the Sea Forest Waterway test canoe meet venue on Friday.

Tokyo Govt. Assesses Damage On Izu Islands

Tokyo govt. assesses damage on Izu islands

Tokyo officials are hurrying to assess damage brought earlier this week by Typhoon Faxai on the Izu chain of Pacific islands, where villages and towns are under the jurisdiction of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

The typhoon swept over the region on Monday morning.

Facial Recognition System For Tokyo 2020 Unveiled

Facial recognition system for Tokyo 2020 unveiled

US and Japanese technology companies have jointly unveiled a facial recognition system that will be used for security checks at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year.

US chip-making giant Intel and Japanese electronics maker NEC on Wednesday presented the Neo Face recognition equipment, which is about 1.5 meters high and 30 centimeters wide.

Tower Collapses At Nuclear Institute Near Tokyo

Tower collapses at nuclear institute near Tokyo

A tower at a nuclear research institute northeast of Tokyo has collapsed due to strong winds generated by Typhoon Faxai. Officials say no one has been injured and no radioactive substances have been released into the environment.

Representatives from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency said workers at the agency's institute in Oarai Town, Ibaraki Prefecture, discovered on Monday that a cooling tower had collapsed.

Tokyo Area Deals With Typhoon Aftermath

Tokyo area deals with typhoon aftermath

People in and around Tokyo are struggling with the aftermath of a powerful typhoon that brought heavy rain and record-breaking winds to the area. Two people are dead, at least 61 injured, and hundreds of thousands of households remain without power.

Typhoon Faxai barreled through eastern Japan from Sunday to Monday. It's moving away from the country, but still packing gusts of up to 180 kilometers per hour.

Tokyo Paralympics Ticket Lottery Closes

Tokyo Paralympics ticket lottery closes

The lottery for tickets to next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo has closed for now in Japan.

The organizing committee's official website stopped accepting applications on Monday. The committee says the website was accessed 1.35 million times since it opened on August 22.

Tokyo Metropolitan Area Surveys Typhoon Damage

Tokyo metropolitan area surveys typhoon damage

People in Tokyo are now finding out the extent of the damage caused by a powerful typhoon that brought heavy rain and record-breaking winds to the area. One person is dead, at least 41 injured, and hundreds of thousands of households are without power.

Weather officials say Typhoon Faxai is moving northeast off Fukushima Prefecture with gusts of up to 180 kilometers per hour.

Typhoon Faxai Disrupts Businesses In Tokyo Area

Typhoon Faxai disrupts businesses in Tokyo area

Typhoon Faxai has disrupted business operations at some companies in Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures.

Sony suspended production at its factory in Chiba Prefecture on Monday morning due to a power outage. The plant manufactures PlayStation 4 game consoles.

Typhoon Damage Surveyed In Tokyo Area

Typhoon damage surveyed in Tokyo area

People in Tokyo are surveying the damage after a powerful typhoon brought heavy rain and record-breaking winds to the area. One person is dead, at least 36 are injured, and hundreds of thousands of households are without power.

In Chiba prefecture, east of the capital, winds ripped off the wall of gymnasium at a local school.

Tokyo Area Surveys Typhoon Damage

Tokyo area surveys typhoon damage

In Tokyo, people are surveying the damage after a typhoon brought heavy rain and record-breaking winds to the area. More than 10 people have been injured, and hundreds of thousands of households are without power.

The storm scattered cargo containers at the port in Yokohama, south of the capital, and destroyed part of the sea wall.

Tokyo Area Assesses Damage After Typhoon

Tokyo area assesses damage after Typhoon

People in Tokyo and surrounding areas are surveying the damage after the region was hit by a typhoon. At least 10 people have been hospitalized, and nearly a million households are without power.

Heavy winds tore down part of a driving range, damaging several houses in Chiba prefecture.