September 6, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Two people have died, over 140 injured and 40 are missing. A powerful earthquake that rocked Hokkaido early this morning triggered landslides, caused widespread damage and left the whole of Japan’s northern island prefecture without power.
  2. Japan’s Meteorological Agency has urged residents in Hokkaido to remain on alert after a powerful earthquake.
  3. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will boost the number of Self-Defense Force members involved in search and rescue operations in Hokkaido, northern Japan.