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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, ...

Abe will compile extra budget if needed over rain disasters

National / Politics Jul 21, 2018

Abe will compile extra budget if needed over rain disasters

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government will consider compiling a supplementary budget while examining the damage due to floods and other disasters caused by the recent torrential rains mainly in western Japan. "We'll respond in an appropriate manner, based on needs," Abe told a news conference ...

National Jul 15, 2018

Flood-hit Okayama cram school opens doors to other students

A cram school in the Mabicho district of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, has reopened to accept both its own students and others whose schools were damaged by the region's deadly rains this month. In the wake of the disaster, the city's education board decided to keep ...