Japan's Meteorological Agency (JMA) said Tuesday that a volcanic eruption had occurred at Mount Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture at some points between Monday night and Tuesday morning and warned of the possibility of bigger eruptions being set off in the vicinity.
A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, filling a carriage with smoke, Japanese officials said. National broadcaster NHK said the man and a female passenger were dead.
A citizen group named "Anti-war Committee of 1000" on Monday submitted to the Diet of Japan more than 1.65 million signed protests demanding the Diet to give up the controversial security legislations and the decision to lift the ban on collective self-defense.
China is seriously concerned over the incumbent Philippino government's ballyhooing the South China Sea issue, whipping up contradictory feelings between the people of the two countries, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said Monday.
China will work with the other members to ensure the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank adheres to the highest standards in professionalism, efficiency and transparency for the economic prosperity of Asia and the world, President Xi Jinping said on Monday.