An emergency, which Abe said would last about a month, will give governors authority to call on people to stay at home and businesses to close, but will not be as restrictive as lockdowns in some other countries.
Rescue operations were under way in central, eastern and northeastern regions that were hit by floods and landslides. The Defense Ministry has mobilized some 27,000 Self-Defense Force personnel for rescue and relief operations across the country.
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake was felt throughout Tokyo overnight just as Typhoon Hagibis, the largest storm to hit Japan in over half a century, made landfall as a Category 2 storm west of Tokyo. Ramy Inocencio reports.
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping… at a Group of 20 summit taking place in Tokyo later this month,
President Trump’s trip to Japan started with a bang – a magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near the golf course where he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are set to play golf Sunday.
The temblor, which rattled Tokyo just hours before Trump’s arrival, briefly halted nearby bullet trains, but did not derail the leaders’ plans for their first meeting of the four-day visit, which will take place at the Mobara Country Club in Chiba.
U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday on a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as trade tensions loom.
National security adviser John Bolton said Saturday that sanctions against North Korea must be kept in place after the rogue country violated a United Nations Security Council resolution when it test-fired short-range missiles last week. The Associated Press reported that Bolton, speaking in Tokyo ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s state visit, also defended the U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship May 14.
North Korea, U.S. still working out details for their scheduled summit ▪ High-ranking North Korean official may have been in contact with officials in China: Sources ▪ Issues over forming joint Korea teams in the upcoming Asian Games ▪ Rival parties to meet in attempt to reach last-minute deal to normalize parliament
Police on Tuesday demonstrated patrol operations at Tokyo’s Haneda airport as they tightened security the day before Japan, China and South Korea hold a trilateral summit in the capital.
No areas will be off limits in talks next week when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Japan, but North Korea is not going to be a focus, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday.
China and Japan, Asia’s two largest economies, have been trying to reset ties after years of increasingly bitter disputes over a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea and the legacy of Japan’s invasion of China before and during World War Two.
The municipality said it was caused by human error when officials were checking how to activate the warning system.
The false alarm was retracted an hour later by email and also through the loudspeakers a few hours later, according to the municipality.