- 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.
- Japan’s Meteorological Agency has urged residents in Hokkaido to remain on alert after a powerful earthquake.
- 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.
September 6, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai