Peanut <i>shōchū</i> connects disaster-hit prefectures

Food & Drink Sep 29, 2020

Peanut shōchū connects disaster-hit prefectures

Peanuts grown in an area hit hard by powerful typhoons last year are being used to make distilled shōchū spirits in another prefecture affected by torrential rains in July this year. The product, connecting typhoon-hit Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, with deluge-affected Kumamoto Prefecture in ...

Many living away from home areas month after southern Japan deluge

National Aug 3, 2020

Many living away from home areas month after southern Japan deluge

At least 230 households are living in temporary accommodations outside their home areas one month after heavy rains caused massive floods in southern Kumamoto Prefecture. The prefectural government is building temporary housing, with over 1,400 people still living in evacuation centers. Demand for housing is ...