Japan fire engulfs 140 houses, other buildings but no deaths reported

December 22, 2016

A fire engulfed about 140 houses, shops and other buildings in a Japanese coastal city northwest of Tokyo on Thursday, with early reports of just two people suffering injuries.

(Photo: Kyodo/ Reuters)


Damn, I hope the people in the area OK. It's regretful that Japan is home to the most active volcanoes and has probably the most earthquakes and several major nuclear meltdowns and receiving end of nuclear bombs. It does make me wonder why Japan and the US have to run military drills in fear that China will invade it one day. In history China has not invaded Japan and in reality if China were to invade a country for land, I very much doubt Japan is on the list.