Latest Honshu Stories

2006-01-12 21:23:12

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan issued avalanche warnings on Friday as temperatures were forecast to rise in areas buried under a record snowfall that has been blamed for killing more than 80 people and injuring nearly 2,000, many of them elderly.

2006-01-09 03:32:29

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy snowfall tailed off in Japan on Monday, but left many parts of the country buried under the deepest drifts on record with a death toll of 70 people killed.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.