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The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a warning level of heavy rain and landslides in several areas of Kyushu, southwestern Japan. Photograph: Jiji Press/EPA

Japanese authorities have directed more than one million residents in parts of the southern main island of Kyushu to evacuate to designated shelters a(...)

White tiger Riku sits in a cage at Hirakawa Zoological Park in Kagoshima, southern Japan. Photograph: Hirakawa Zoological Park/Kyodo News via AP

Japanese police are investigating the death of a zookeeper following an apparent attack by a rare white tiger. Local officers said 40-year-old zookee(...)

Japanese police officers standing on a Tokyo street. Photograph: iStock

It was a crime that once would have attracted little attention in Tokyo’s lurid undertow: police are this week hunting a man who used his smartphone t(...)

Undated handout photo issued by the University of Exeter of Sakurajima volcano with the city of  Kagoshima in the foreground.  Photograph: Sakurajima Volcano Research Centre/University of Exeter/PA Wire

One of Japan’s most active volcanoes could be close to a major eruption threatening the “Naples of the Eastern World”, research suggests. A team of e(...)

Local residents near a collapsed wall after an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan,   April 14th, 2016. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

A series of earthquakes has struck southern Japan today. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, registering the most (...)