Suspicious fire in Japan kills 6 people

Police and firefighters discovered five bodies at an apartment in Hitachi City some 100 km north of Tokyo after the blaze was extinguished in the early hours of Friday, (Oct 6th) A child found in critical condition later died in…

Tokyo’s historic fish market on fire

The Tsukiji fish market, the world’s largest and one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist sites, was the scene of a major fire on Thursday. Dozens of firefighters have battled a blaze. The fire was in Tsukiji’s “outer” market – an…

Predawn high-rise apartment fire injures eleven in Tokyo

A fire broke out in a 26-story apartment in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward early Tuesday morning. Eleven people were sent to the hospital, including a woman who was in a critical condition. The Tokyo Fire Department received the call around 4:25…

Three tropical storms near Japan in one day, moving in different directions.

At 1200GMT on Saturday 20th August Tropical Storm Mindulle was very close to Iwo Jima and moving north. Tropical Storm Lionrock was 500km south of Osaka and heading west. While Tropical Storm Kompasu was less than 500km east of Tokyo,…

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