Gulf Times - Kyushu-Island
14 feared dead in nursing home as heavy rain lashes western Japan

14 feared dead in nursing home as heavy rain lashes western Japan

Fourteen people were feared dead at a nursing home in western Japan Saturday as record rainfall triggered massive floods and landslides, forcing authorities to issue evacuation advisories for more than 200,000 residents.

Japan plants shut down after quake, fuels economic fears

Japan plants shut down after quake, fuels economic fears

Some of Japan's biggest firms including Sony and Toyota shut down operations in southern Japan Friday after the region's deadly earthquake, but analysts said while the economy could be affected the impact would be far less than previous disasters.