U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday extended his country's "deepest condolences" to Japan in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis, which left dozens dead and caused extensive damages when it struck last weekend.
Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto on Thursday welcomed the International Olympic Committee's plan to move the 2020 Tokyo Games marathon and race walking events to his city on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido.
A magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck a remote area of central California on Tuesday. But a seismologist said there was no connection to a slightly smaller quake hours earlier in the San Francisco Bay region.
Japan will disburse about 710 million yen ($6.5 million) from reserves in the fiscal 2019 budget to deal with the aftermath of the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in decades, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday.