Weather Officials Urge Great Caution For Hagibis

Weather officials urge great caution for Hagibis

Weather officials in Japan are warning that Typhoon Hagibis is likely to make landfall in the Tokai region or the Kanto region, including Tokyo, on Saturday.

Meteorological Agency official Yasushi Kajihara told reporters on Friday that it may issue an emergency warning, as Hagibis is likely to bring strong winds and high waves, as well as record heavy rainfall over wide areas.

Mayor To Urge Removal Of 'comfort Women' Statue

Mayor to urge removal of 'comfort women' statue

The mayor of Nagoya in central Japan says he will urge the Governor of Aichi Prefecture to remove a statue of a girl symbolizing those referred to as wartime comfort women from a display at an international arts festival in the prefecture.

The Aichi Triennale Arts Festival features a section under the theme of "deprivation of freedom of expression." Among the displays is the controversial statue of a girl.

Weather Officials Urge Prompt Evacuation In Kyushu

Weather officials urge prompt evacuation in Kyushu

The Japan Meteorological Agency is urging residents in the southwest of the country to brace for more heavy rains and possible natural disasters in the coming days.

At a news conference on Tuesday, agency forecaster Ryuta Kurora said torrential rains are expected from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. The rains are mainly expected to hit the southwestern main island of Kyushu.

Abductees' Kin Urge Govt. Not To Back Down

Abductees' kin urge govt. not to back down

Relatives of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea have urged the government not to soften its stance and to keep working to bring all the victims back.

The family members met reporters at Narita Airport on Sunday upon their return from New York.

Health Officials Urge Careful Use Of New Flu Drug

Health officials urge careful use of new flu drug

Japanese health officials are urging those using a new influenza drug to carefully consider both its advantages and shortcomings.

The influenza medication "baloxavir marboxil," whose commercial name is "xofluza," went on sale in Japan last March. A single oral dose is said to be effective.

Japan To Urge S.korea To Take Appropriate Action

Japan to urge S.Korea to take appropriate action

Japan plans to urge South Korea to respond appropriately to the ruling by its Supreme Court on wartime compensation. But it may ask for international arbitration if bilateral negotiations do not bear fruit.

The South Korean court ordered a Japanese firm on Tuesday to compensate 4 Korean men who say they were forced to work at steel mills during World War Two.

Japan Report To Urge Anti-missile Capabilities

Japan report to urge anti-missile capabilities

Japan's latest draft defense white paper says North Korea remains a serious threat. It says Japan will step up its capabilities to counter ballistic missile attacks.

The draft of the annual report says it was significant that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un clearly committed to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula in his June 12th summit with the United States.

Families To Urge Govt. To Bring Back Abductees

Families to urge govt. to bring back abductees

The families of Japanese nationals abducted to North Korea plan to urge the government to work to bring back the abductees, following the US-North Korea summit.

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he raised the issue of the abductees during his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said North Korea will work on the issue.

Pacific Island Nations Urge N.korea To Take Action

Pacific island nations urge N.Korea to take action

Pacific island leaders have referred to North Korean issues for the first time in a joint declaration issued at the end of a meeting in Japan.

Leaders from Japan as well as 18 Pacific island nations and territories ended a 2-day summit in the city of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Saturday.

Citizens, Students Against Security Laws Urge Others To Vote In Election

Citizens, students against security laws urge others to vote in electionCitizens' groups opposing the controversial security-related laws took to the streets in front of the Diet building in Tokyo on June 5 calling for better voter turnout in the upcoming House of Councillors election as the ruling coalition looks to secure a two-thirds majority in the upper chamber to implement constitutional amendment.

Bus Exit Button Exhibition Sates Pressing Urge, Gives Fans A Buzz

Bus exit button exhibition sates pressing urge, gives fans a buzzDo you have an urge to press the exit buttons on route buses again, again and again, even when it isn't your stop?
One such addict, a company worker in Yokohama, has collected more than 600 retired “next stop” buttons and now tours the nation allowing like-minded people to press them to their hearts’ content.

Nissan, Nbc & Adam Levine Launch “red Thumb Day” To Urge Drivers To Stop Texting And Driving

Nissan, NBC & Adam Levine launch “Red Thumb Day” to urge drivers to stop texting and drivingU.S. Department of Transportation statistics show cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes each year. These crashes cause a half-million injuries and take 6,000 lives annually. To help raise the visibility of this critical issue, Nissan has partnered with NBC Universal and Adam Levine to promote "Red Thumb Day" – inspired by "Red Thumb Reminder," a program created by Steve Babcock of EVB advertising. Marking your thumb serves as an important reminder to not text and drive.

Families Of Abductees Urge Diplomatic Negotiations

Families of abductees urge diplomatic negotiationsRelatives of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea say they will demand the Japanese government make more of a diplomatic effort to solve the issue.

The relatives held a meeting in Tokyo on Sunday. Shigeo Iizuka who heads a group of the relatives said the international community is focusing on tougher sanctions against North Korea for its recent nuclear test.