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 ...

Aug 26, 2014

Death toll from Hiroshima landslides jumps to 60

The death toll from the devastating landslides in the city of Hiroshima rose Tuesday to 60, with 26 people still missing as rescuers continued the search for possible survivors. In the morning, rescuers including firefighters and Self-Defense Forces personnel worked mainly in Asaminami Ward, ...

Typhoon leaves seven dead as it heads toward Tokyo

Jul 10, 2014

Typhoon leaves seven dead as it heads toward Tokyo

A powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Thursday, ripping up trees, causing widespread flooding and sending mudslides plowing into houses. At least seven people were reported dead and nearly 50 injured. Tens of thousands were urged to seek shelter as Japan’s eighth typhoon ...

Jul 10, 2014

Boy dies in Nagano mudslide, after record downpour

A boy was killed in a mudslide caused by torrential rain in Nagiso, Nagano Prefecture, on Wednesday, local police and firefighters said. According to the prefectural government and other authorities, the mudslide occurred at a tributary of the Kiso River in the late afternoon, ...

Aug 31, 2011

China's economy not a model for emulation

by Frank Ching

At a time when the United States and Europe are beset by economic crises, it is natural that the Western model of economic development, including a democratic political system, should be viewed with some skepticism while China’s growth model is greatly enhanced. However, the ...