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RAIN

People walk with umbrellas to shade against the sun in Tokyo's Ginza area on Saturday. The Meteorological Agency announced the same day that the rainy season was believed to have ended in the Kanto-Koshin and Tohoku regions.
JAPAN
Jul 22, 2023
Eastern Japan exits rainy season as high temperatures continue
Compared with an average year, the rainy season ended three days later in the Kanto-Koshin region, the agency said.
Pedestrians walk on a flooded road in the city of Akita on Sunday morning after heavy rains hit the area.
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2023
Heavy rains hit Tohoku region, leaving at least one dead and four injured in Akita
A man died and more than 2,000 people evacuated as heavy rain pounded Akita Prefecture over the weekend, local authorities said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2023
Heavy rains hit Tohoku region, leaving at least one dead and four injured in Akita
A man died and more than 2,000 people evacuated as heavy rain pounded Akita Prefecture over the weekend, local authorities said Sunday.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2023
Deluge of the century: Researchers highlight rarity of deadly Japan rainfall
Many coastal areas of the Tokai region, including Toyohashi in Aichi and Hamamatsu in Shizuoka, experienced an amount of rain that falls once in 100 years or more.
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JAPAN
Jun 3, 2023
One dead and three missing after heavy rain pounds wide area of Japan
The weather agency warned of an increased risk of landslides and flooding of rivers in eastern Japan on Saturday as severe weather continued across parts of the country.
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JAPAN
Jun 2, 2023
Heavy rain lashes Japan as tropical storm passes south of archipelago
The rain disrupted travel along the country's busiest shinkansen line and prompted one city in Aichi Prefecture to issue a level 5 warning over imminent flooding.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 2, 2023
Monsoons in India become unpredictable as pollution wreaks havoc
The monsoon, the lifeblood of the country's $3 trillion economy, delivers nearly 70% of the rain that India needs to water farms and recharge reservoirs and aquifers.
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JAPAN
May 7, 2023
Quake-hit Ishikawa braces for more aftershocks and rain
Heavy rainfall is forecast for the prefecture over the weekend, which could raise the risk of landslides in areas where the ground has been loosened by the quakes.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 1, 2022
Hurricane Ian strikes South Carolina as Florida counts cost of destruction
Ian, now classified as a post-tropical cyclone, will bring heavy rain and potential flash flooding to parts of North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia until at least Saturday.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 26, 2022
Super Typhoon Noru hits Philippines, leaving five rescuers dead
The country had buckled down for a direct hit, but on Monday morning there was no sign of the widespread devastation many had feared.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health / FOCUS
Jun 25, 2022
What is causing record floods and heat waves in China?
Authorities have issued extreme weather warnings in multiple regions, while experts warned that these phenomena were more evidence of the impact of climate change.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Dec 16, 2021
‘Shrieking in the Rain’: Frothy fun, good for a night in
Eiji Uchida's lighthearted ode to 1980s moviemaking treads similar territory as “The Naked Director,” but instead focuses on the film industry from a female perspective.
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JAPAN
Aug 16, 2021
Heavy rain continues in Japan as mudslides kill four and leave five missing
Downpours continued to pelt vast areas of Japan on Monday as mudslides killed at least four people and left five others missing.
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WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 17, 2021
As floods hit Western Europe, scientists say climate change hikes heavy rain
In general the rising average global temperature — now about 1.2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average — makes heavy rainfall more likely, according to scientists.
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JAPAN
Jul 10, 2021
Heavy rain pounds southwest Japan, prompting highest alert level for 245,000 residents
'Residents need to be highly cautious over mudslides and river overflow' in Kagoshima in particular, a Meteorological Agency official said at a news conference.
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ASIA PACIFIC
May 31, 2021
Taiwan delays further water curbs after heavy rainfall
Subtropical Taiwan is dealing with its worst drought in history after no typhoons directly hit the island last year, meaning much less rain.
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JAPAN
May 13, 2021
As Olympics near, Tokyo flagged as among most disaster-vulnerable cities
When looking solely at natural disasters and the impact of earthquakes and typhoons on economies, populations and infrastructure, Tokyo and Osaka were listed as high-risk.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 20, 2021
Heavy rain forces evacuations and flood warnings on Australia's east coast
Australia's east coast was smashed by heavy rains on Saturday, forcing multiple evacuation orders and pleas from authorities for people in Sydney to stay at home amid the potentially life-threatening flash flooding.
JAPAN
Aug 23, 2020
Typhoon Bavi heads toward Okinawa; heavy rains lash some parts of Japan
An advisory warning for heavy rains and strong winds has been issued for Okinawa and the Amami region by the Meteorological Agency as a typhoon makes its way toward the island prefecture.
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JAPAN
Jul 15, 2020
At least 54 cultural assets in Kyushu damaged by heavy rain
The damaged assets include two on the UNESCO World Heritage List — the Miike Coal Mine and the Hidden Christian sites in the Nagasaki Region.

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