Geography of Japan

2 Bulgarians Referred to Prosecutors over Hiroshima Peace Park Football Graffiti

Police referred two Bulgarian men to prosecutors Tuesday for allegedly spraying graffiti on stone benches and other property at the memorial park in Hiroshima dedicated to the victims of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of the city, reports Japan Today. 

6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Japan

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has been detected off the coast of Japan.
The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake struck about 286km south east of Kamaishi, and around 321km east of Fukushima.
The depth of the earthquake, which struck at 2.37am local time, was measured at 10km. Details of any damage are yet to emerge.

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, two dead, 18 missing

At least two people have been killed and 18 others are missing in huge floods that are surging through southern Japan, with authorities warning hundreds of thousands of people to flee.

Unprecedented torrential rain has caused rivers to burst their banks, sweeping away roads and houses, and destroying schools.