Dealing with disaster in Japan

Digital | ON: TECH Sep 16, 2018

Dealing with disaster in Japan

by Chiho Komoriya

It's been a tough month for Japan. First the biggest typhoon in 25 years blew through the western region, then a major earthquake in Hokkaido swiftly followed. Both wreaked havoc and recovery is still in process. On Tech takes a look at apps offering ...

National Jun 30, 2017

Rare deluge prompts flood and landslide warnings in Kyushu, Chugoku

Heavy rain pounded the Kyushu and Chugoku regions early Friday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to issue landslide and flood warnings. The agency said that rainfall only seen "once every 50 years" had been recorded in Iki, Nagasaki Prefecture, which got 430 mm — roughly 1.6 ...

National Dec 6, 2014

Heavy snow blankets parts of Chubu, Kansai

Heavy snow fell on central and western Japan early Saturday as the Meteorological Agency warned of more to come through Sunday. By midday, as cold air blanketed a large chunk of Honshu, more than 80 cm of snow had blanketed Kuzuryu, Fukui Prefecture, and Wayata, ...

Widespread snow takes heavy toll on transport

National Feb 14, 2014

Widespread snow takes heavy toll on transport

Snow snarled transportation in Tokyo and many other parts of the country Friday as the Meteorological Agency projected a heavy accumulation for the second weekend in a row. The snow was generated after cold air poured into an atmospheric depression off the southern coast of ...