Deadly storms in Kyushu hit traditional businesses hard

National Jul 30, 2017

Deadly storms in Kyushu hit traditional businesses hard

The storms in Kyushu earlier this month not only ruined homes and roads but also dealt a blow to traditional businesses, including makers of liquor and pottery. Communities in Fukuoka and Oita prefectures worry the devastation could make it even harder for aging owners of ...

Residents, search teams in Kyushu battle to rescue flood victims

National Jul 7, 2017

Residents, search teams in Kyushu battle to rescue flood victims

Overflowing rivers swallowed up homes and mudslides forced residents to run for their lives. That was the scene Friday as heavy rain that began Wednesday continued to wreak havoc in Oita and Fukuoka prefectures. Panicked residents bombarded the Fukuoka Prefectural Police with some 3,000 emergency phone ...

Kyushu remains on high alert as record downpour continues

National Jul 7, 2017

Kyushu remains on high alert as record downpour continues

The death toll in Kyushu rose to 11 on Friday as flooding and mudslides caused by the torrential rain over the past couple of days continued. While a flood warning was issued in Kitakyushu, evacuation orders remained in effect for about 191,000 people in nearby ...