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Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 3, 2019
White House letter blasts Mueller report, saying Trump has right to tell advisers not to testify
President Donald Trump has the right to instruct advisers not to testify before congressional oversight probes related to the Russia investigation, the White House said in a letter that blasts special counsel Robert Mueller's report as defective.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2019
'Cat lord' of castle in western Japan boosts tourism after rain disaster
An adorable feline has been installed as the "lord" of an ancient castle in western Japan, drawing tourists and helping the area's recovery from a deadly rain disaster last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 31, 2018
More than 20,000 ordered to evacuate as rain lashes central and northeastern Japan
More than 20,000 people were ordered to evacuate in parts of central and northeastern Japan on Friday as heavy rain sparked flooding.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2018
Large-scale evacuation a key concern in the event of a major flood in Tokyo
The government and officials say 1.76 million residents live below sea level, and that up to 1.78 million in five Tokyo wards may have to evacuate before a major typhoon.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 12, 2018
Clinton impeachment lawyer met with Trump about White House job: source
Veteran Washington lawyer Emmet Flood is under consideration for a White House job assisting U.S. President Donald Trump with the Russia probe, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 1, 2016
Flash flood rages down historic Maryland mainstreet, kills two
Flooding from torrential rain killed two people in Ellicott City, Maryland, with floodwaters that tore through the U.S. town's historic downtown, collapsing a street and sweeping away cars.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2016
New emergency icon system denotes disaster shelters
The government has urged prefectures and municipalities to put five redesigned emergency icons into use to guard against tsunami, floods, landslides and other disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 16, 2015
Flood-hit sake brewer recovers, revives mainstay line with label thanking volunteers who helped
Nomura Jozo, a sake brewery in disaster-hit Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, has produced its mainstay product Tsumugibijin for the first time since it was flooded in September.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2015
Floodwaters send branches, garbage downstream, wreaking havoc with Choshi port
Torrential rain that forced the Kinugawa River to overflow its banks in Ibaraki Prefecture also pushed a massive amount of dead branches and garbage to the mouth of the Tonegawa River in Chiba Prefecture, wreaking havoc on one of the nation's top fishing ports.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 11, 2015
Authorities knew of flood risk; detailed simulation done 10 years ago
The land ministry knew the Kinugawa River was prone to flooding and created a detailed simulation of watershed damage 10 years ago, it emerged Friday.
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2014
Over 100,000 Fukuoka residents urged to evacuate amid flood threat
An evacuation advisory was issued to more than 100,000 residents of Chikushino in the central part of Fukuoka Prefecture Friday morning, amid heavy rain and a high danger of rivers overflowing, NHK reported Friday.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Aug 17, 2014
Tokyo combats flood threats with second mammoth reservoir
Below the condos and boutiques of Tokyo's upscale Minato Ward — which includes Roppongi Hills, home to Goldman Sachs Group's Japan headquarters — a boring machine has carved out the city's newest defense against floods.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 11, 2014
Weakening Typhoon Halong still brings heavy rains to Hokkaido
Typhoon Halong weakened into an extra-tropical depression Monday in the Sea of Japan after claiming 10 lives and leaving two others missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2013
Isahaya ruling puts the state in a quandary
The fate of the contentious plan to open the floodgates of the Isahaya Bay dike protecting filled-in land in Nagasaki Prefecture has become even more uncertain now that a district court has ruled that the government must keep them closed, in direct contradiction to an earlier ruling by a high court.
JAPAN
Aug 2, 2013
Bhutan official praises Japanese aid in handling glacial outburst floods
For years Bhutan has faced the risk of a natural disaster known as a glacial lake outburst flood, but assistance from Japan is helping to lower that risk, a senior Bhutanese official said in a recent interview.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 28, 2011
Japan's opportunity for global re-engagement
Few would doubt that Japan's economic relevance was already being questioned by some in the global community before the tragic events of March 11.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Oct 24, 2010
Flood control: Destroying neighborhoods to save them
If there was ever an example of government overspending, the long-term flood control project involving super-levees would be it.

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