College Entrance Exams Underway In Japan

College entrance exams underway in Japan

Unified college and university entrance examinations are underway for high school students and graduates across Japan.

The two days of tests began on Saturday. About 550,000 applicants are sitting for this year's exams at 689 sites.

Japan's First Major Defense Fair Underway

Japan's first major defense fair underway

A major defense equipment trade fair is currently underway in Japan for the first time. It covers a wide range of fields including land, sea, air to space and cyberspace.

About 60 Japanese companies and 90 overseas firms are taking part in the three-day event, which opened in Chiba City near Tokyo on Monday.

Imperial Procession Underway

Imperial procession underway

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are proceeding through central Tokyo in a motorcade. The parade is to celebrate the Emperor's enthronement and give the general public a chance to participate.

People have been turning up along the parade route since morning so they can get a close look at the Imperial couple and offer their best wishes.

Ioc Meeting Underway Over Olympic Marathon

IOC meeting underway over Olympic marathon

An International Olympic Committee meeting is underway to discuss whether to move the 2020 Games' marathon and race walking events from Tokyo to Sapporo in northern Japan.

The 3-day meeting kicked off in Tokyo on Wednesday, with officials from the IOC, Tokyo Metropolitan and central governments and the 2020 Games' organizing committee in attendance.

Work To Remove Toppled Poles From Houses Underway

Work to remove toppled poles from houses underway

Workers in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, have begun removing a number of large metal poles that were toppled by Typhoon Faxai almost 50 days ago, damaging at least 22 houses.

On Monday, workers fastened wires to the poles, which are from a nearby golf practice range, before cutting them into pieces to hoist them up with a crane.

Rescue Efforts, Reconstruction Underway In Chiba

Rescue efforts, reconstruction underway in Chiba

Flooding and mudslides from torrential rainfall have caused major damage in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. Of the ten people confirmed dead in the rains in Japan, nine are in the prefecture. Rescue and reconstruction efforts are underway.

On Friday, heavy rain from a low-pressure system hit the prefecture. In some areas, more rain fell within a 12-hour period than the average for the whole of October.

First Of Four Court Banquets Underway

First of four court banquets underway

A series of court banquets to celebrate Emperor Naruhito's enthronement is now underway.

The first of four "Kyoen-no-gi" banquets started just after 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday at the Imperial Palace.

Rescue Operation Underway At Nursing Home

Rescue operation underway at nursing home

A rescue operation is underway at a nursing home in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, where about 220 people are stranded due to a flood.

Police and fire officials say the Oppe River overflowed and flooded a large part of the Shimo-osaka district in the city of Kawagoe.

Ticad Preparations Underway In Yokohama

TICAD preparations underway in Yokohama

Final preparations are underway in the Japanese city of Yokohama which will next week host a three-day conference on economic cooperation between Japan and African countries.

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD, has been held on a regular basis since 1993. Japan has been leading the conference which is co-hosted by the United Nations and other organizations.

International Android 9 Pie Release Underway For Lg V30

International Android 9 Pie Release Underway For LG V30

LG isn’t known for being quick to release software updates for its devices. The LG G7 didn’t receive its Pie update in the United States after almost a year of its being first rolled out. LG is currently rolling out the Pie update for the V30, a handset launched in 2017, for the international variant only.

LG V30 owners in the United States have drawn the short end of the stick as there’s no confirmation as yet when this update will finally be released for the V30 in the US. LG has released the update so far for the V30’s South Korean and European variants. It’s now rolling out the update for the international variant.

Voting Underway In Upper House Election

Voting underway in Upper House election

Voters in Japan have been filing into polling stations since Sunday morning.

Candidates for Upper House seats are anxiously awaiting the results. The polls are set to close at 8 p.m. Japan local time.

Voting Underway In Japan's Upper House Election

Voting underway in Japan's Upper House election

It's voting day here in Japan and people across the country are casting their ballots in the Upper House election.

In most parts of the country, polling stations will be open until 8 PM. Officials will start tallying the votes as soon as polls close.

30th Pacific Music Festival Underway In Hokkaido

30th Pacific Music Festival underway in Hokkaido

An international educational music festival, co-founded by the late conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, has opened in Sapporo, in the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido.

Some 100 young musicians from 26 countries and regions performed in Saturday's opening concert of the 30th Pacific Music Festival. The program featured Bernstein's Candide Overture and Haydn's Concerto for Two Horns.

G20 Summit Talks Underway In Osaka

G20 summit talks underway in Osaka

World leaders are in Day 2 of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. They are looking at ways to narrow global inequality and tackle climate change.

The meeting's chair, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, stressed the need to reduce the wealth gap between developed and emerging countries.