Tokyo Earthquake Shakes Things Up

Earthquakes are common in Tokyo, but most of them are not too strong. A level 5 earthquake struck Tokyo early Monday morning, and woke many people from their sleep. The earthquake is the strongest one recorded since the magnitude-9 earthquake…

Tokyo Earthquake Doesn’t Cause Much Trouble, Rattles John Mayer

Tokyo earthquakes aren’t all that uncommon. In fact, the entire region is somewhat unstable thanks to the geological makeup of the islands. It’s still unsettling to feel the earth rumble, especially since the wounds from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake still…

Anne Frank Literature: 265 Books Destroyed in Tokyo

Since January, a vandal has been making the rounds, ripping pages out of Anne Frank books in libraries across Tokyo, Japan. Police investigators have counted a total of 265 damaged books. One of the most renowned, historical books of the…

Tokyo 5.5 Earthquake Shakes Up Saturday Morning

Yahoo News tells us that eastern Japan has felt a strong rumble registering at a 5.5 magnitude early this morning, but thankfully no tsunami threats, serious damage or nuclear damage have been reported. This has been the ninth earthquake this…

Joe Biden Visits China Amid Air Zone Tensions

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Asia as tensions are escalating between China and Japan over a newly established Chinese air defense identification zone in the East China Sea. The tensions center around the tiny Senkaku Islands (known as…

New Japanese Island Appears After Volcanic Eruption

Fortunately for residents of Japan and the rest of the world, the smoke and ashes rising from the floor of the Pacific Ocean approximately 620 miles south of Tokyo on Wednesday were not the signs of Godzilla or any other…

Typhoon Wipha Hits Tokyo, At Least 17 Killed

Typhoon Wipha reached the Tokyo area Wednesday, and at least 17 people have died, with another 50 missing. An official from Oshima, a small island 75 miles south of Tokyo, reported that the majority of the casualties came from flooding…

Japan Typhoon Man-Yi Surfaces, Endangering Fukushima

Typhoon Man-Yi has hit southern Japan causing fears that the Fukushima nuclear plant may be impacted. Man-Yi is the 18th typhoon this season, bringing heavy rains and officials are warning citizens in different parts of the country of flooding and…

Olympic Wrestling In, Base-/Softball and Squash Out

During this week’s International Olympic Committee meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Olympic wrestling won the privilege to return to the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games as an event. The reprieve comes seven months after the sport was recommended to be…

Host City 2020 Olympics Will Be Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo will be sports fans’ destination for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games. The International Olympic Committee selected Japan’s capital city today, home to over 36,000 people. Tokyo last hosted the games in 1964. This round they used the slogan,…