Nov 29, 2013

Typhoons spread Fukushima fallout, study shows

Typhoons that hit Japan each year are helping spread radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the country’s waterways, researchers say. Contaminated soil gets washed away by the high winds and rain and deposited in streams and rivers, a joint study by France’s ...

Typhoon Francisco heads for Kyushu

Oct 24, 2013

Typhoon Francisco heads for Kyushu

The season's 27th typhoon, named Francisco, is approaching southern Kyushu and the Okinawa islands. The Daito islet chain, east of Okinawa's main island, has been struck by a storm with wind speeds of 90 kph, the agency said.

New system to warn of extreme weather

Aug 30, 2013

New system to warn of extreme weather

The Meteorological Agency introduced a new system Friday for issuing alerts for extreme weather that could become “life-threatening.” The new system applies to powerful typhoons, torrential rain, tsunami, high waves, blizzards and potentially destructive winds. The system incorporates existing alerts for 3-meter tsunami or ...