Ghost ships Oct 2, 2018 - Ghost ships filled with dead sailors land on Japan shores. Small wooden boats filled with unidentified dead sailors, assumed to be North Korean fishermen, keep washing up on the shores of Japan. www.rt.com/news/417345-japan-dead-sailors-korea
World peace? Jan 23, 2019 - Russia and Japan to end WWII Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe held a summit affirming their commitment to signing a peace treaty over their dispute over the Kuril Islands.
33 killed in fire in Kyoto Japan July 17, 2019 - A fire at Japanese studio kills 33 after man set building alight. Most of the dead and injured were workers at Kyoto Animation. The fire started in the 3 story building after the killer sprayed liquid accelerant near the front door. Workers inside were forced to find other exits possibly delaying their escape. www.foxnews.com/world/japan-anime-studio-fire-you-die-33-killed
Japan Typhoon Hagibis Oct 12, 2019 - Japan Typhoon Hagibis 111 mph winds to make landfall near Tokyo today. Winds are set to reach 134mph and trigger floods and landslides when the monster storm barrels into central or eastern Japan Saturday Thousands of homes without power, and one dead. Supermarkets are running low as people stock up. Flights and trains have been shut down, shops and factories have also been closed. www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50020108 www.rt.com/news/470767-typhoon-hagibis-japan-video
Japan PM Shinzo Abe resigns Aug 28, 2020 - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who led Japan for 8 years is stepping down hours for health issues, saying he will not be able to make proper judgments due to illness. Abe has been suffering from ulcerative colitis for many years.
Abe apologized saying, “It is a pity that I was unable to resolve the abduction issue myself. It breaks my heart to leave office without realizing my ambition of signing a peace treaty with Russia, passing a constitutional amendment.” www.rt.com/news/499278-abe-japan-pm-resigns
Tokyo & Fukushima shaken by 7.3 Quake Feb 13, 2021 Magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes near site of Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. 5 aftershocks had been felt and almost 900,000 people had been left without power. The quake was felt in Tokyo, almost 800,000 people left without power in parts of the city and another 90,000 in other areas of Japan.
7.3 quake Fukushima Japan Feb 20, 2021 Authorities warn of water level drop at damaged Fukushima nuclear plant after recent 7.3 earthquake. Japan sounded the alarm after the cooling-water level in two wrecked reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant began falling following a powerful earthquake in the area last week.
The suspected impact on the containment chambers in their reactors was caused by Saturday’s quake, in which some 180 people sustained mostly minor injuries, and there was disruption to power and water supplies, and damage to high-speed rail networks and numerous homes. www.rt.com/news/516136-water-levels-fukushima-earthquake