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2013-02-03 Sun 12:47
The spread of influenza in this winter reached its peak.
An estimated 2.14 million cases were reported in the week from Jan. 21 to Jan. 27, the health ministry said.
2013-02-03 Sun 06:53
A strong earthquake struck northern Japan Saturday night.
The quake occurred around 11:17 p.m. in the Hokkaido cities of Kushiro and Nemuro. the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The 6.5,-magnitude quake was centered about 108 kilometers deep in Hokkaido's central Tokachi region, the agency said.