Gulf Times - Kyushu
Japan volcano erupts, ejecting smoke and rocks

Japan volcano erupts, ejecting smoke and rocks

Shinmoedake, in a mainly rural area about 985 km from Tokyo on the southernmost main island of Kyushu, had quietened down since the earlier eruption.

New bird flu outbreak in Japan brings fresh chicken cull

New bird flu outbreak in Japan brings fresh chicken cull

A virulent strain of airborne bird flu extended its shadow across northeast Asia as Japan launched a new chicken cull on a southern island, days after gassing hundreds of thousands of birds.

Strong 6.4-magnitude quake hits southwestern Japan

Strong 6.4-magnitude quake hits southwestern Japan

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu on Thursday, collapsing homes and sparking at least one fire, officials said, but the scale of damage remained unclear.