Typhoon Vongfong sweeps Japan, leaving 2 dead, 91 injured

Oct 14, 2014

Typhoon Vongfong sweeps Japan, leaving 2 dead, 91 injured

The large typhoon that swept through the Japanese archipelago this weekend lessened in intensity Tuesday morning as it veered out to sea, leaving at least two people dead and 91 injured. Typhoon Vongfong made landfall twice in Japan on Monday — in Kagoshima Prefecture ...

Typhoon Vongfong sprints toward Tohoku; 61 hurt, one missing

Oct 13, 2014

Typhoon Vongfong sprints toward Tohoku; 61 hurt, one missing

Typhoon Vongfong pummeled Kyushu, Shikoku and western Honshu on Monday, leaving at least 61 people injured and one missing before racing northeast toward Tokyo. The season’s 19th typhoon is likely to blow through the Chubu and Kanto regions early Tuesday before heading out to ...

Dozen hurt as strong typhoon bears down on Okinawa

Oct 12, 2014

Dozen hurt as strong typhoon bears down on Okinawa

A powerful typhoon poured heavy rains over the island of Okinawa and was taking aim at Kyushu on Sunday, becoming the second severe storm to hit in a week. At least 35 people have been reported injured in Okinawa and Kyushu, where authorities told ...

Okinawa braces as massive Typhoon Vongfong powers north

Oct 10, 2014

Okinawa braces as massive Typhoon Vongfong powers north

Japan was bracing on Friday for its strongest storm this year, a supertyphoon powering north toward the Okinawa island chain that threatens to rake a wide swath of the nation with strong winds and torrential rain. Typhoon Vongfong, which at one point rivaled last ...

Typhoon heads out to sea, leaving at least one dead

Oct 6, 2014

Typhoon heads out to sea, leaving at least one dead

At least one person was dead and six were missing Monday as a strong typhoon whipped through the Tokyo metropolitan area after making landfall further south, bringing torrential rain and strong winds to the Kanto region. Typhoon Phanfone, the 18th of the season, headed ...

Typhoon Kalmaegi sweeps out of Philippines

Sep 15, 2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi sweeps out of Philippines

Typhoon Kalmaegi swept out of the Philippines on Monday after causing chest-deep floods in some rural areas but largely leaving the storm-prone country unscathed, authorities said. The storm, with winds of 160 kph, struck the northeast of the main island of Luzon on Sunday ...

Typhoon drenches Shikoku area

Aug 3, 2014

Typhoon drenches Shikoku area

A typhoon that traveled north from the Yellow Sea brought heavy rain to Japan on Sunday, mainly in the Shikoku area. Since the 12th typhoon of the year is expected to move slowly, it could cause sporadic outbursts of rain until Monday. The Meteorological ...

Jul 11, 2014

Hokkaido braces for rain as typhoon exits Tokyo area

The powerful typhoon rolling across Japan crossed the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture Friday morning and is expected to head to the Pacific Ocean and turn into an extratropical cyclone off the Sanriku coast in northeast Honshu by the evening. The Meteorological Agency warned ...