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Hiroko Nakata

Hiroko Nakata is a staff writer and editor at The Japan Times. She looks for what’s dynamic in the business world and what’s missing in Japanese politics. A Keio alumna with a political science degree, she formerly worked at Reuters.

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Typhoon Etau offers first glimpse of Minato Ward's new mudslide alert

Sep 11, 2015

Typhoon Etau offers first glimpse of Minato Ward's new mudslide alert

As Typhoon Etau ripped northward across the central part of Japan this week, residents, office workers and pedestrians in Tokyo's Minato Ward had a surprise when their smartphones abruptly made an unfamiliar ringtone and the screen flashed an alert. The alert, "evacuation preparation information regarding ...