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5.5-magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido, no tsunami risk

5.5-magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido, no tsunami risk

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Japan's northern island of Hokkaido Thursday but there was no tsunami warning and no immediate reports of injuries or damage, authorities said.

Japan toll 44 after strong quake, no more missing

Japan toll 44 after strong quake, no more missing

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said no one was left on a missing list, which suggested the figure could be the final death toll.

Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 42

Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 42

Shinzo Abe toured the city and commercial hub of Sapporo, where Thursday's 6.6-magnitude jolt has left houses tilted and roads cracked.

Hunt for survivors as Japan quake toll rises to 30

Hunt for survivors as Japan quake toll rises to 30

The majority of the dead are from the small rural town of Atsuma, where a cluster of dwellings were wrecked when a hillside collapsed from the force of the earthquake.

Japan quake, landslides leave at least 8 dead

Japan quake, landslides leave at least 8 dead

A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, killing at least eight people, collapsing homes, and triggering landslides that left dozens missing.

North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea fired a ballistic missile Tuesday morning which flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido before landing in the Pacific Ocean, prompting residents to seek shelter and calls for additional actions against the reclusive state.

Japan typhoon death toll rises to 14

Japan typhoon death toll rises to 14

The death toll from a devastating typhoon in northern Japan rose to 14, officials said on Friday, as another powerful storm approached the country's south.

Japan military joins search for missing boy

Japan military joins search for missing boy

Japan's military on Wednesday joined the search for a seven-year-old boy missing in the country's north since his parents said they abandoned him in a bear-inhabited mountain forest, officials said.

Japan erupts in anger over 'naughty' boy abandoned in forest

Japan erupts in anger over 'naughty' boy abandoned in forest

Searchers combed a forest in Japan for a missing seven-year-old boy with no clues about his fate as social media erupted in anger towards his parents who said they abandoned him by a road as punishment for being naughty.