Hiroshima evacuees start moving into temporary housing

Aug 28, 2014

Hiroshima evacuees start moving into temporary housing

Residents of Hiroshima city who evacuated their homes after last week’s deadly mudslides began moving into temporary housing on Thursday, with the municipal government scrambling to provide necessary support amid concern the relocation may be prolonged. While about 1,200 people remain in shelters following ...

Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

Aug 25, 2014

Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

To encourage Hiroshima residents sheltering in the city’s elementary school following last week’s deadly landslides, two students launched the first edition of an illustrated handwritten wall newspaper. The newspaper was launched Sunday by 12-year-old Hiroyo Miyamoto, who is in her first year of junior ...

Weakening Typhoon Halong still brings heavy rains to Hokkaido

Aug 11, 2014

Weakening Typhoon Halong still brings heavy rains to Hokkaido

Typhoon Halong weakened into an extra-tropical depression Monday in the Sea of Japan after claiming 10 lives and leaving two others missing. The Meteorological Agency called for vigilance as the season’s 11th typhoon spun northward after the downgrade, dumping rain and strong winds on ...

Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Kyushu

Jul 10, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Kyushu

Typhoon Neoguri slammed into Kyushu early Thursday after lashing the Okinawa island chain, with three people killed as powerful winds and torrential rains battered the country. “It landed near the city of Akune shortly before 7 a.m.,” an official at the Meteorological Agency said. ...

Aid rushed to survivors after Afghan landslide kills hundreds

May 4, 2014

Aid rushed to survivors after Afghan landslide kills hundreds

Aid groups on Sunday rushed to reach survivors of a landslide in northern Afghanistan that entombed a village, killing hundreds of people and leaving 700 families homeless in the mountains. Much of Aab Bareek village in Badakhshan province was swallowed on Friday by a ...