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 ...

Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

Jul 17, 2015

Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

Two died, evacuation orders and recommendations were issued to some 555,000 people, and 32 people sustained injuries of varying degrees nationwide Friday as Typhoon Nangka headed north over Shikoku toward the Chugoku region in western Honshu. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said that ...

Typhoon Nangka menaces west Japan

Jul 16, 2015

Typhoon Nangka menaces west Japan

A strong typhoon was moving northwest toward Shikoku on Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said, warning of heavy rainfall and strong winds. Typhoon Nangka was described as particularly slow-moving, the kind of storm that can wreak most damage. Fears of landslides prompted the government of ...