Hokkaido - updates

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Japan PM Abe visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 42

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government will release 540 million yen ($4.9 million) from a reserve fund for the disaster

Japan toll rises to 35 after powerful quake

Sep 07, 2018 - 10:36 AM

(4th UPDATE) Around 5 people are still unaccounted for in the small northern countryside town of Atsuma

AFTERMATH. This picture shows an aerial view of houses damaged by a landslide in Atsuma town, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018, after an earthquake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japan quake, landslides leave at least 8 dead

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(UPDATED) Around 3 million homes have lost power after the quake damaged a major thermal plant supplying the region

AFTERMATH. Police and rescue workers search for survivors from a house that was damaged by a landslide caused by an earthquake in Atsuma town in Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits Japan's Hokkaido island – USGS

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:03 AM

The relatively shallow quake strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) southeast of the regional capital Sapporo

Indonesia kecam uji coba peluncuran rudal Korut ke Jepang

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Korut pada Selasa pagi meluncurkan rudal ke arah utara Pulau Hokkaido Jepang

JALUR RUDAL. Seorang pejalan kaki melewati televisi yang menampilkan jalur peluncuran rudal dari Korea Utara menuju ke Hokkaido, Jepang pada Selasa, 29 Agustus. Foto oleh Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Abellera, Taguiwalo, North Korean missile | Midday wRap

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Japanese troops mistake live rounds for blanks

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:22 PM

The blanks are discovered to be live rounds after a piece of an assault rifle is torn off slightly injuring two soldiers

Japanese boy leaves hospital after forest ordeal

Jun 07, 2016 - 4:10 PM

UPDATED Police say the boy s parents will not face charges for abandoning their son in a forest

WATCH: 'The Ring,' 'The Grudge' spirits throw first pitch at Japanese baseball game

Jun 07, 2016 - 11:52 AM

The ghostly stars of Sadako vs Kayako throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Japanese baseball game to promote their movie

Screengrab from YouTube/Panda Puppet

Father says son forgives him after Japan forest ordeal

Jun 06, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Takayuki Tanooka says he has apologized to his 7 year old son Yamato for leaving the boy in a forest as punishment

Takayuki Tanooka, father of Yamato Tanooka, a seven-year-old boy missing since being abandoned in a bear-inhabited forest in northern Japan, speaks to reporters in Hakodate on June 3, 2016.  The boy, apparently unharmed and in good health, was discovered at a military base. Reports said he had taken shelter in a hut and found a tap to drink from but was hungry and immediately asked for food when discovered. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

One giant leap: PH microsatellite a step closer to launch

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:02 PM

The Philippines Diwata micro satellite is formally handed to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA in preparation for a launch into space by April

HELLO, DIWATA! Diwata 1, the first Filipino-made microsatellite, is surrounded by Filipino and Japanese scientists in this photo during its turnover to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), January 13, 2016. Photo courtesy Department of Science and Technology

#FoodTrip: 4 desserts with a twist

Feb 01, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Spreadable marshmallow a macaron ice cream sandwich and more

MACARON ALA MODE. Instagram’s favorite dessert with a cool upgrade. Photo courtesy of Chez Karine

6.9 quake hits off Japan's Hokkaido - USGS

Feb 02, 2013 - 11:18 PM

The quake hit at a depth of 103 kilometers at past 10 pm Manila time

Japan 'switching off' final nuclear reactor

May 05, 2012 - 5:58 PM

This will mark the first time since the 1970s that Japan is without nuclear power