Fresh rain brings more misery to flood-hit Joso

National Sep 18, 2015

Fresh rain brings more misery to flood-hit Joso

As more rain fell Thursday on flood-stricken Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, residents who had been scraping mud away from their homes and businesses had to abandon the effort. The fresh downpour came on the heels of a disaster that left at least eight people dead and ...

Joso facilities open baths, showers to flood victims

National Sep 14, 2015

Joso facilities open baths, showers to flood victims

Public facilities in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, have opened their bathing and shower areas to disaster victims after much of the city was flooded last week by the rain-swollen Kinugawa River. "After cleaning up the sludge-filled house I was sweaty all over," Sadao Akiba, 74, said ...