Tag - natural-disasters

 
 

NATURAL DISASTERS

Demonstrators call for action on climate change and environmental justice during a march in Washington in July 2018.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 7, 2023
There can be no climate justice if rich countries don’t pay
Rich countries are responsible for the climate crisis and it's only fair that they bear the burgeoning costs that poorer nations are having to pay.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 16, 2020
Volcano tests Philippines' disaster plans
New focus on preparedness instead of hasty recovery could be a model for the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Nov 2, 2019
Questions raised over disaster preparedness in wake of Typhoon Hagibis
A remark commonly heard in Japan in the wake of a natural disaster is, “We couldn’t predict such a thing.” In the case of Typhoon Hagibis, which ravaged the eastern and northern parts of the archipelago in mid-October, the unpredictable thing was the amount of rainfall, which caused massive flooding...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 12, 2019
Japanese startups develop innovative ways to supply clean water amid disasters
In a country particularly vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, startups across Japan have been developing innovative systems to provide people with clean water during times of disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2019
Japan's emergency advisories are too complex and hard to understand, even for fluent Japanese speakers, experts say
On the eve of Disaster Prevention Day in Japan, communications experts urged authorities using social media to improve messaging targeting foreign residents of Japan and visitors to the country so that what they are trying to convey will come through loud and clear.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2019
Western Japan marks first anniversary of deadly mudslides and flooding that killed 275
Memorial services were held Saturday to mark the first anniversary of flooding and mudslides triggered by torrential rains in western Japan that claimed the lives of 275 people.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 2, 2018
Japan's government to earmark ¥1.15 trillion for infrastructure in second extra budget
The move to strengthen infrastructure follows a string of natural disasters earlier this year.
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2018
Cooperation and information sharing key in disaster response, speakers tell Hiroshima workshop
Given Japan's vulnerability to natural disasters, and with accelerating climate change widely predicted to increase severe weather patterns, increased cooperation and information sharing is more important than ever to meet the needs of victims.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 1, 2018
Tsunami are a clear and ever-present danger
Complacency is the greatest threat in the face of a natural hazard that knows no time or season.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 28, 2018
Japan's government to increase financial aid to regions hit by recent disasters
The central government decided Friday to increase financial aid to quake-hit areas of Hokkaido and regions reeling from typhoons in order to help with reconstruction work.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2018
Growth in number of visitors to Japan remains slow in August due to natural disasters
The estimated number of visitors to Japan in August rose 4.1 percent from a year earlier to 2,577,800, marking slow growth due to recent disasters in the country as well as scorching summer heat, the Japan National Tourism Organization said Wednesday.
EDITORIALS
Sep 11, 2018
Brace for the risks of unanticipated disasters
The Hokkaido quake provides more clues on how to improve our disaster preparedness.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 10, 2018
The necessary calamity
Officials should use the Typhoon Jebi experience to improve their disaster management responses.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 10, 2018
Toyota parts plant to resume output after stoppage due to Hokkaido earthquake
Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday its disrupted operations should be fully back to normal on Thursday, as its transmission factory in Hokkaido where a powerful earthquake halted work last week was set to resume production some time after 8:30 p.m. Monday.
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2018
'Tourists' evacuated by boat for first time in Tokyo earthquake drill
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Sunday conducted a disaster drill based on a scenario in which a powerful earthquake strikes the capital. The exercise was the first to involve the evacuation of foreign tourists by ship.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 8, 2018
Typhoon Shanshan to bring heavy rain and strong winds to eastern Japan
Japan's weather agency has warned of heavy rain, strong gusts of wind and high waves as a strong typhoon is expected to travel very close to the country's eastern and northeastern coastal areas from late Wednesday to Thursday afternoon.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2018
Okayama photo studio offers to clean rain-damaged photos
A photo studio in Okayama Prefecture has offered to restore — free of charge — photos damaged by the heavy rains that ravaged western Japan last month, prompting people in the disaster-hit areas to send in tens of thousands of photos.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2018
Traumatic memories and concerns for the future unnerve those displaced by Hiroshima rain disaster
Shigenobu Ikeda, 74, dreams of returning to his home in Hiroshima.

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