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Abe will compile extra budget if needed over rain disasters

/ Jul 21, 2018

Abe will compile extra budget if needed over rain disasters

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government will consider compiling a supplementary budget while examining the damage due to floods and other disasters caused by the recent torrential rains mainly in western Japan. "We'll respond in an appropriate manner, based on needs," Abe told a news conference ...

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. In the wake of the disaster, the city's education board decided to keep ...

Army of volunteers heads west to clean out flood-hit homes

Jul 14, 2018

Army of volunteers heads west to clean out flood-hit homes

Thousands of volunteers began streaming into western Japan on Saturday to spend the three-day weekend helping flood-hit residents clean up their mud-caked homes and neighborhoods. The governments of hard-hit Ehime, Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures said they expect some 18,000 volunteers to arrive from across the ...

Mazda restarts auto plants in flood-hit parts of western Japan

Jul 12, 2018

Mazda restarts auto plants in flood-hit parts of western Japan

Mazda Motor Corp. resumed operations at its plants in western Japan on Thursday in the wake of devastating flooding and landslides. Operations resumed at Mazda's headquarters plant in Fuchu, Hiroshima Prefecture, and a factory in Hofu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, after the automaker confirmed employees would be ...