Kane Tanaka: World’s oldest person celebrates 119th birthday

Japan’s Kane Tanaka is the world’s oldest person, celebrated her 119th birthday in Fukuoka Prefecture on Sunday. Tanaka, born on January 2, 1903, in the prefecture, has lived during Japan’s Meiji, Taisho, Showa, Heisei and current Reiwa eras, and is hoping to live until 120 as an immediate goal, according to family members. Notable people […]


Japan Rains: More than 1.8 million people asked to evacuate after heavy rainfall triggers floods, landslides

Nearly two million people have been urged to evacuate their homes amid heavy rainfall in parts of Japan. Highest-level rain warnings have been issued in a number of prefectures, including Fukuoka and Hiroshima. One woman has died and her husband and daughter are missing after a landslide destroyed two homes in Nagasaki prefecture. More than […]