Blackout May Last Another Week In Flooded Areas

Blackout may last another week in flooded areas

Japan's industry minister Isshu Sugawara has indicated that areas severely flooded by Typhoon Hagibis could remain without electricity for more than a week.

Sugawara told reporters on Tuesday that power companies have reported that it would take a week or so after the waters recede to restore power in those areas.

One Week On Since Blackout In Chiba

One week on since blackout in Chiba

Life for many people in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, has been worsening since a typhoon caused massive power outages there a week ago.

Typhoon Faxai swept through the greater Tokyo area from September 8 through September 9, leaving up to 640,000 homes in the prefecture without power.

Chiba To Be Without Power For Over A Week

Chiba to be without power for over a week

Japanese Industry Minister Isshu Sugawara says it will take over a week to restore power to parts of Chiba Prefecture that were badly hit by a recent typhoon.

Sugawara says this is the latest information he has received from the utility, Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO.

Pm Abe Intends To Reshuffle Cabinet Next Week

PM Abe intends to reshuffle Cabinet next week

NHK has learned that Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to reshuffle his Cabinet and the ruling party executives on Wednesday next week.

Abe told a meeting of government and ruling party officials on Monday that he plans to revamp his Cabinet next week.

Abe To Reshuffle Cabinet Next Week

Abe to reshuffle cabinet next week

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to reshuffle his cabinet next week.

Abe revealed this at a liaison meeting of the government and the ruling coalition parties on Monday.

Putin Aide: Summit With Abe Next Week

Putin aide: Summit with Abe next week

A Russian presidential aide says President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next Thursday in Vladivostok.

Yuri Ushakov told Russian media on Friday that the two leaders will meet on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum.

Heat Wave Left 45 Dead In Tokyo In A Week

Heat wave left 45 dead in Tokyo in a week

As extreme heat hits Japan, Tokyo authorities say 45 people have died in the metropolitan area in the week through Wednesday due to suspected heatstroke.

Police and the Medical Examiner's Office say the victims had ages ranging from the 40s to the 90s.

Over 18,000 People Suffer Heatstroke Last Week

Over 18,000 people suffer heatstroke last week

Officials at Japan's fire agency say more than 18,000 people across the country were taken to hospitals for heat stroke in the week to Sunday as high temperatures persist.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency reports that 18,347 people suffered heat stroke from July 29 to August 4. That's more than three times as many as the previous week.

Over 5,000 People Had Heatstroke Last Week

Over 5,000 people had heatstroke last week

As sweltering summer weather prevails over Japan, more than 5,600 people have been taken to hospitals across the country in the week to Sunday due to heatstroke. That's nearly three times as many as the week earlier.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency reported that of the 5,664 patients, 2,978 were aged 65 or older, and that 11 died.

Lawyers: No Ghosn News Conference This Week

Lawyers: No Ghosn news conference this week

The defense team members of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn have decided not to hold a news conference this week.

The head lawyer, Junichiro Hironaka, spoke to reporters on Thursday night, one day after Ghosn was released from a detention center in Tokyo after 108 days in custody on a nine-million-dollar bail with a number of conditions.

Fix For 'anthem' Crashing On The Ps4 To Be Issued Next Week

Fix For 'Anthem' Crashing On The PS4 To Be Issued Next Week

This was revealed on Twitter by BioWare’s (the game’s developer) head of live service, Chad Robertson. According to Robertson, “We’ve identified several causes for the temp power-down crash some PS4 users experienced. Fixes for the top issues are in patch next week. If you encounter a game crash where your PS4 console won’t respond, you can manually power down and restart it – no risk of damage.”

As you might have heard, earlier reports suggested that the issues of the game were severe enough where it might put consoles at risk of being bricked, but according to Robertson, he claims that so far they have not encountered any instance of Anthem bricking a PS4 console. “After thorough review, we have not encountered an instance where Anthem has “bricked” a PS4 console. If you are experiencing anything different, please reach out to @EAHelp so we can track the incident and investigate. Thanks for your patience.”

Rubella Cases Exceed 100 In Single Week

Rubella cases exceed 100 in single week

Japanese health authorities say 109 cases of rubella, or German measles, were reported in the country in the week up to February 24.

They say it's the first time this year that the weekly total exceeded 100.

Nissan Imq Ev Crossover Concept Set To Debut Next Week In Geneva

Nissan IMQ EV crossover concept set to debut next week in Geneva

The 2019 Geneva Motor Show kicks off next week. Along with the usual slew of supercars and a whole array of forbidden fruit like the new Peugeot 208 and the Volkswagen T-Roc R, we'll see the usual batch of concepts. At last month's Detroit Auto Show, Nissan revealed the IMS EV, a sleek all-electric sport sedan. It was a bit odd to see an automaker reveal a sedan in the midst of crossover fever, but it seems the Japanese automaker has another card up its sleeve. Look for the Nissan IMQ crossover concept to debut next week.

We don't have any details on the new model, but the single sketch shows it will look a hell of a lot like the IMS concept. The biggest differences we can see are the longer roof and the taller ride height, but it's so hard to glean details from concept art. We'll have to wait for the full debut next week.