Tropical storm hits Bahamas, still reeling from Hurricane Dorian

World Sep 15, 2019

Tropical storm hits Bahamas, still reeling from Hurricane Dorian

Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago's northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. Humberto dropped rain on the islands as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Bahamas to ...

Editorials Sep 14, 2019

Lessons from the latest typhoon

Last week's typhoon provided ample evidence the Tokyo area needs better prepartation for disasters, especially among transport companies and employers in general.

Demolition starts for former site of government's Fukushima task force

National Sep 10, 2019

Demolition starts for former site of government's Fukushima task force

The Environment Ministry started dismantling on Tuesday the former off-site center in Fukushima Prefecture that was used by the central government's task force to deal with the aftermath of the March 2011 nuclear disaster. The Fukushima Prefectural Government expressed its intention in August last year ...

Donations to quake-hit towns in Hokkaido rose sharply in fiscal 2018

National Sep 3, 2019

Donations to quake-hit towns in Hokkaido rose sharply in fiscal 2018

Donations to three towns in Hokkaido hit by a powerful earthquake last year expanded sharply in fiscal 2018 under the government's furusato nōzei (hometown tax donation) system, according to local municipalities. Under the plan, which allows taxpayers to contribute to their hometowns or other municipalities ...