Oct 16, 2015

Typhoon takes aim at northern Philippines

A typhoon was heading straight for the main Philippine island of Luzon on Friday, prompting storm alerts in nearly 20 provinces and placing army and police units on standby. With center winds of 130 kph, Typhoon Koppu was about 585 km east of northeast ...

How Japan's devastating rainstorm came about

Sep 10, 2015

How Japan's devastating rainstorm came about

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Torrential rain that caused flooding and the evacuations of tens of thousands of people across the Kanto region on Thursday was the result of a mass of humid air unable to escape the area, a pileup of thunderclouds — and possibly climate change, experts ...

Jul 26, 2015

Typhoon Halola pummels Kyushu, expected to weaken Monday

A strong typhoon made landfall on Kyushu on Sunday after high winds and heavy rain left scores of domestic flights canceled in the nation’s southwestern islands. Typhoon Halola, packing gusts up to 108 km per hour, landed near Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, at around 7:00 ...

Jul 25, 2015

More than 11,000 farmed tuna die in wake of typhoon

Farmed tuna die in wake of typhoon Around 11,000 farmed bluefin tuna died off the coast of the Pacific coastal town of Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, after a powerful typhoon made landfall in western Japan earlier this month and wreaked havoc throughout a large chunk ...