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METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY

Kasai Rinkai Park on Wednesday in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward. Temperatures are expected to rise to 18 degrees Celsius in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 19, 2024
Forecast of sudden drop in temperature raises health concerns
The mercury is expected to rise to around 20 degrees Celsius before plunging by more than 10 degrees midweek.
Blue sheets cover snow huts to protect them from the rain during an annual festival in Yokote, Akita Prefecture, on Thursday.
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2024
Unusually warm weather in northern Japan puts damper on winter events
The Meteorological Agency has also forecast temperatures in early March to likely be higher than usual.
People relax at a park in the city of Fukuoka on Tuesday as high temperatures were recorded across the country.
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2024
Unseasonably warm temperatures set to continue across Japan
Temperatures in the Kinki, Tokai, and Kanto Koshin regions hovered around 18 C, reaching 19 C in Kanagawa Prefecture and 20 C in Chiba Prefecture.
People holding parasols amid scorching heat in Osaka's Umeda district in July.
JAPAN
Jan 5, 2024
2023 marks Japan's hottest year on record
The average temperature in 2023 was 1.29 Celsius warmer than the mean temperature for 30 years through 2020, surpassing the previous record set in 2020.
People wear lighter clothes in Tokyo on Saturday amid warm weather. On Tuesday, the capital marked a record high temperature for November.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 7, 2023
Tokyo rewrites November temperature record set 100 years ago
The mercury hit 27.5 degrees Celsius in the Japanese capital on Tuesday, topping the November 1923 mark of 27.3 C.
Passengers queue to board a shinkansen bullet train at Tokyo Station in Tokyo on Friday.
JAPAN
Aug 13, 2023
Typhoon Lan set to crash Japan holiday week
Typhoon Lan is expected to make landfall Tuesday in central Japan, with warnings of heavy rain and flooding during the annual Bon summer holidays.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2023
Japan faces heavy snowfall amid once-in-a-decade cold snap
Low-lying areas including central Tokyo — which rarely sees snowfall — could also face impacts as a strong winter pressure pattern develops over Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2021
Rainy season starts in Tokyo area seven days later than average
The rainy season in Tokyo and neighboring areas in the Kanto-Koshin region of eastern and central Japan appears to have started, seven days later than average and three days later than last year, the Meteorological Agency said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2020
Mysterious balloon-like object spotted above northern Japan
Officials struggle to give answers as Twitter asks, 'Is it a UFO?'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2020
Japanese panel proposes using red and white flag as tsunami warning
An expert panel of the Meteorological Agency has proposed that a red and white checkered flag be used to swiftly convey tsunami warnings to people with hearing impairments at seaside resorts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2020
Volcano erupts on Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture; no injuries reported
A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted Saturday, the Meteorological Agency said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2020
Japan's average temperature in 2019 hits record high, up nearly a degree from normal
The average temperature in Japan in 2019 hit the highest level since records began in 1898 and was nearly a degree warmer than in a typical year, according to the Meteorological Agency.
JAPAN
Jan 3, 2020
Alert issued as M5.9 earthquake hits off Chiba; no tsunami warning
Disaster Alert
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Oct 6, 2019
Japan Times 1944: 20,197 war dead enshrined at Yasukuni
With all lights extinguished in the traditional manner, ceremonies of utmost solemnity for the deification of the nationu2019s fallen heroes were held last night at Yasukuni Shrine.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2019
Hundreds in Hiroshima region evacuate amid downpours as rainy season begins in much of Japan
Heavy rainfall hit parts of western Japan beginning early Friday, causing more than 800 people to evacuate their homes and disrupting train services throughout the region.
JAPAN
May 21, 2019
Japan's weather agency to extend range of temperature forecasts from seven days to 12
To allow people to better prepare for upcoming weather, the Meteorological Agency will next month begin offering temperature forecasts for 12 days instead of the current seven.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 21, 2019
Start of cherry blossom season declared in Tokyo
The cherry blossom season officially arrived in Tokyo on Thursday after officials from the Meteorological Agency confirmed that more than five blossoms had opened on a Somei-Yoshino cherry tree at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda Ward.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2019
Meteorological Agency starts development of AI-based system to predict windy events in Japan
The system is also expected to help self-driving cars avoid accidents caused by strong wind, including tornados and downbursts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2018
Japanese weather observatories shift to forecasting snow over shorter spans
Weather observatories are shifting toward providing snow forecasts for shorter time frames, hoping to better accommodate sudden weather changes and prevent disasters and traffic disruptions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2018
False quake alarm gives Tokyoites a midnight scare
Brace yourself, a strong quake is coming.

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