Japan saw record 3,451 rain- and quake-induced mudslides in 2018

National Dec 26, 2018

Japan saw record 3,451 rain- and quake-induced mudslides in 2018

A record 3,451 mudslides occurred in 2018 due to torrential rains and earthquakes, according to land ministry data. The preliminary figure is the highest since comparable data became available in 1982 and more than three times higher than the annual average of 1,015 through 2017, ...

Okayama photo studio offers to clean rain-damaged photos

National Aug 1, 2018

Okayama photo studio offers to clean rain-damaged photos

A photo studio in Okayama Prefecture has offered to restore — free of charge — photos damaged by the heavy rains that ravaged western Japan last month, prompting people in the disaster-hit areas to send in tens of thousands of photos. Staffers and volunteers at ...