Earthquake rocks Japan, triggering fears of tsunami

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off northwestern Japan on Tuesday, triggering a two-hour tsunami advisory for three prefectures in the region. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck Tuesday night at 10:22, or 9:22 a.m. EDT, 30 miles southwest of Sakata … Read More

Japan flood tool nears 200, sun scorches thousands battling thirst

The death toll rose to 195, with several dozen people still missing, the government said on Thursday. Reuters KURASHIKI, Japan – Intense heat and water shortages raised fears of disease outbreaks in flood-hit western Japan on Thursday as the death … Read More

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japanese Airspace Again

WASHINGTON — North Korea on Friday fired a ballistic missile that flew over Japanese airspace before crashing into the Pacific Ocean, South Korean and U.S. military officials said. The ballistic missile was launched at 6:57 a.m. Friday Seoul time (5:57 … Read More