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Heavy rain, canceled flights as typhoon approaches Japan

Heavy rain fell on parts of Japan and airlines canceled flights Saturday as an approaching typhoon threatened to dump more rain on a region devastated by floods and landslides earlier this month.


World’s oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117

The prefectural government of Kanagawa, her home state south of Tokyo, has confirmed Chiyo Miyako died on Sunday. No other details related to her and her death were released at the request of her family.

Lee Vann Corteza

Lee Vann Corteza Wins Japan Open

Filipino pool wizard Lee Vann Corteza toppled Japanese Naoyuki Oi, 8-7, to complete a sweep and rule the men’s 10-ball crown of the 31st Japan Open 2018 Championship last Monday, July 16, 2018, at the New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

This photo shows an submerged housing area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, western Japan Monday, July 9, 2018. People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. (Kyodo News via AP)

Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods

Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies Monday as they searched for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused severe flooding and left residents to return to their homes unsure where to start the cleanup. More than 100 people were confirmed dead in the disaster.

A road is damaged by flood water following heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Heavy rainfall hammered southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands on Sunday. (Shohei Miyano/Kyodo News via AP)

Death toll climbs to 76 as heavy rains hammer southern Japan

Searches continued Sunday night for victims of heavy rainfall that hammered southern Japan for the third straight day, as the government put the death toll at 48, with 28 others presumed dead.


5.9-magnitude quake hits Tokyo

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan Saturday evening outside of Tokyo, swaying buildings in the capital, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Japan weather (photo from taiken.co)

More Casualties as Record Heavy Rain Hits Japan

Three people were found dead near rain-swollen rivers in Japan on Friday, officials said, as record downpours prompted authorities to order more than 210,000 people to evacuate their homes, with some areas hit by more than a metre of rainfall.


Rocket developed by Japan startup in flames after liftoff

A rocket developed by a Japanese startup company burst into flames seconds after a failed liftoff Saturday in northern Japan.

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Two dead, including policeman, in rare Japan violent crime

Two people including a policeman were killed in Japan Tuesday, officials said, when a man stabbed the officer, seized his gun and shot a security guard dead in a rare violent crime.

Kaspersky Lab detects Roaming Mantis attacking smartphones in Asia via DNS hijacking

Kaspersky Lab detects Roaming Mantis attacking smartphones in Asia

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a new Android malware distributed through a domain name system (DNS) hijacking technique and targeting smartphones, mostly in Asia.