June 16, 2019

Japan’s reconstruction minister quits after one week in job

Japan's new Minister for Reconstruction, Ryu Matsumoto has announced his resignation after just a week in the job following insensitive comments he made to governors' of tsunami affected areas. Matsumoto had been widely criticised for threatening the governors' that the government would not help … [Read more...]

Tsunami alert in Japan after 6.7 magnitude earthquake

Japan issued a tsunami alert after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck in the northeast of the country, shaking areas hardest hit by the March 11 quake and tsunami disasters. The meteorological agency said the latest jolt hit at 6:51 am, 50 kilometres off the east coast of Miyako, Iwate … [Read more...]