Despite the orders, just 3,000 people were in shelters in the Kagoshima region on Thursday morning, an official tally showed.
Due to the heavy rains that have been lashing the region in recent days, authorities have ordered the evacuation of 600,000 people in the southwestern city of Kagoshima, Japan.
Lingering tension, particularly over the issue of compensation for South Koreans forced to work for Japanese occupiers during World War Two, took a turn for the worse this month
Thursday’s attack on Kyoto Animation, famous in Japan and overseas for its series and movies, was the worst mass killing in two decades in a country with some of the world’s lowest crime rates.
His father, Hirohito, in whose name Japanese troops fought World War Two, was considered a living deity until after Japan's defeat in 1945, when he renounced his divinity.
A Japanese court on Friday upheld the death sentence for a woman dubbed the “Black Widow,” who used cyanide to kill a string of elderly and rich lovers and pocketed millions
Under a cloudless sky with sizzling temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), the two world leaders hit the fairway at the Mobara Country Club course in Chiba, just outside the capital.
Her autograph became popular, prompting children to line up. The first lady signed on the back of each student's artwork, along with a message "Be Best!" - her children's initiative.
Japan-flagged cargo ships Senshomaru and Sumihomaru collided around 2:10am Sunday (1710 GMT Saturday) in Pacific waters off Chiba prefecture, the official said.
One of the two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran is now anchored off the coast of the United Arab emirates with crew on board, the ship's operator said on Sunday.