Dangerous reservoirs found at 63,722 locations across Japan

National Jun 12, 2019

Dangerous reservoirs found at 63,722 locations across Japan

The agriculture ministry said Tuesday it has found 63,722 reservoirs across Japan that may pose danger to people if they are affected by natural disasters such as torrential rain. The figure as of the end of May was some 5.6 times higher than the number ...

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, ...