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FLOODING

Locals gather to help in the search effort after a landslide that hit in Papua New Guinea's Enga province on Friday.
ASIA PACIFIC
May 26, 2024
More than 670 estimated dead in Papua New Guinea landslide: U.N.
The unforgiving terrain, damaged roads and an outbreak of tribal violence nearby have seriously hamstrung efforts to get help into the disaster zone.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Feb 9, 2022
Raging river: Tracing the Arakawa, Japan’s most dangerous water source
While supplying Tokyoites with drinking water, the river has also been prone to deadly floods over the centuries — risks that are now being escalated by climate change.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 14, 2021
Some 70 years ago it was taboo to deploy the SDF for disaster relief. Today it's indispensable.
Today, it is almost a given that the SDF will be called upon to assist local communities and prefectures after a disaster. But, 70 years ago, it was basically forbidden.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 11, 2021
Thousands evacuated from floods in China's Sichuan province, more rain forecast
In Sichuan, torrential rain since Friday has raised the water levels of 14 rivers, swept away boats and bridges and forced the evacuation of more than 4,600 people, state media reported.
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JAPAN
Jul 10, 2021
Heavy rain pounds southwest Japan, prompting highest alert level for 245,000 residents
'Residents need to be highly cautious over mudslides and river overflow' in Kagoshima in particular, a Meteorological Agency official said at a news conference.
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JAPAN
Nov 2, 2019
Japanese waste disposal plants in areas rocked by Typhoon Hagibis overwhelmed by debris
The waste disposal capacities of municipalities hit by Typhoon Hagibis in mid-October are nearing their limits, causing a fresh problem in the afflicted areas in the aftermath of the storm.
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JAPAN
Oct 24, 2019
In wake of Typhoon Hagibis, demand surging for post-flood recovery manual
The extensive flooding caused by Typhoon Hagibis, which inundated tens of thousands of homes, is driving demand for a free guide outlining recommended steps for recovery.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 13, 2018
Hurricane Michael death toll rises to at least 17 as search goes on in Florida
The death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to 17 people across four states on Friday as rescuers, hampered by power and phone outages, used cadaver dogs, drones and heavy equipment to search devastated communities in the Florida Panhandle.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Sep 24, 2018
How to sum up Japan's summer of disaster in Japanese?
The summer of 2018 was one for the books — busting meteorological records, wreaking havoc and devastating entire regions along the coast of western Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 25, 2018
Disaster prevention draws more public attention in annual policy survey
More people believe the government should give higher priority to disaster prevention, an annual Cabinet Office survey shows.
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2018
Powerful typhoon set to batter western Japan later this week as another storm skirts Kyushu
Warnings of heavy rain, strong winds and high waves as Typhoon Cimaron is expected to travel northward over the Shikoku and Chugoku regions as the weekend approaches.
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JAPAN
Aug 10, 2018
Mobile bookstore donates used books to those affected by west Japan rain disasters
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JAPAN
Aug 4, 2018
Cabinet taps ¥105 billion in reserves to help rain-ravaged areas in west Japan
The first tranche of state support will be used to fix river facilities and help damaged households and businesses clean up and get back on their feet.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2018
Kumamoto, remembering quake aid, returns favor by helping flood areas
Kumamoto Prefectural Government officials are supporting disaster relief activities in downpour-hit western prefectures to return the favor they received following powerful earthquakes in 2016.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Jul 23, 2018
Let's discuss the flooding disaster in western Japan
Thousands of people are still staying at shelters, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, after special storm warnings were issued in eight prefectures in western and southwestern Japan.
JAPAN
Jul 22, 2018
Japan's mayors to set up contact list to improve communication during large-scale disasters
As western Japan recovers from the deadly rains earlier this month, the Japan Association of City Mayors plans to compile a contact list so members can communicate directly in the event of major disasters.
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JAPAN
Jul 18, 2018
Hotels and tours in western Japan see cancellations after rain disaster
Thousands of people are canceling trips to popular tourist spots in western Japan even though many of their destinations were left unscathed by the recent deadly rain disaster, local officials said Wednesday.
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JAPAN
Jul 15, 2018
West Japan rains to be designated 'extremely severe disaster' to increase state aid subsidies
The government plans to designate the torrential rain that wreaked havoc in western Japan as a disaster of extreme severity so that subsidies for reconstruction projects can be increased.
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2018
Flood-hit Okayama cram school opens doors to other students
A cram school in the Mabicho district of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, has reopened to accept both its own students and others whose schools were damaged by the region's deadly rains this month.
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JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 14, 2018
Recent flooding highlights power of social media in a disaster
Online users in Japan followed the storms that lead to devastating floods and landslides in the western part of the country closely as they unfolded last week. The topic remained central to discussion on social media as the days went on and the full extent of the damage became clear.

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