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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.
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2021
Tropical storm zeroes in on Tokyo as Olympics' final day looms
The storm could bring winds of up to 126 kph through Sunday with rainfall of up to 200 millimeters projected for the Kanto-Koshin region.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 9, 2020
Alaska had record-warm year in 2019; lower 48 states had second-wettest year
Last year was Alaska's warmest year on record and the second-wettest in the contiguous United States, according to a government report on the U.S. climate released on Wednesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 4, 2020
Death toll in Jakarta flooding rises to 53; nearly 175,000 displaced
Nearly 175,000 people remain displaced in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta and nearby towns on Saturday after flash floods and landslides killed at least 53 people amid some of the heaviest rain since records began, authorities said.
BUSINESS
Nov 23, 2019
Japan to assist creation of local power providers that function even during blackouts
The Environment Ministry plans to create a financial aid program to encourage the establishment of community-based power providers that could supply energy locally if disasters bring large-scale outages.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2019
Damage to Japan's farm industry by typhoons Faxai and Hagibis reaches ¥253 billion
The cost of damage to the nation's agriculture, forestry and fishing industries by powerful typhoons Faxai and Hagibis had reached ¥253.37 billion as of Tuesday morning, the agriculture ministry said.
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 6, 2019
New method used to forecast 80% chance of El Nino in 2020
The complex El Nino weather pattern, which can bring disastrous heavy rainfall and long droughts to countries around the Pacific — from Peru to Indonesia and Australia — will probably emerge again in 2020, researchers have predicted.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 2, 2019
Japanese waste disposal plants in areas rocked by Typhoon Hagibis overwhelmed by debris
The waste disposal capacities of municipalities hit by Typhoon Hagibis in mid-October are nearing their limits, causing a fresh problem in the afflicted areas in the aftermath of the storm.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Oct 23, 2019
The new norm: Japanese experts warn of more rain, raging rivers and submerged homes
The nation should expect the frequency of powerful typhoons and heavy rains to grow with global warming, says a professor at the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research at Nagoya University.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 15, 2019
Proper measures against infectious diseases crucial during Typhoon Hagibis cleanup
Taking precautions against bacterial infections and mold is essential in flood-affected areas following Typhoon Hagibis, authorities have said, after the storm brought record-breaking rain and caused rivers to overflow and levies to break while submerging entire neighborhoods.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 13, 2019
At least 35 killed and 17 missing after Typhoon Hagibis tears through country, flooding rivers and submerging cities
Officials assess the scope of damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis after several towns and cities in the eastern half of Japan were hit by flooding. So far 35 people are known to have died.
JAPAN
Oct 12, 2019
Japan Defense Ministry opens new Twitter account for disaster info
The Defense Ministry set up a new Twitter account on Friday to spread information on disaster relief efforts, ahead of the arrival of very powerful Typhoon Hagibis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 8, 2019
Extremely large typhoon draws bead on Japan, could hit main islands this weekend
The extremely large Typhoon Hagibis is gaining force over the Pacific south of Japan and is forecast to approach the main islands of Kyushu, Shikoku and Honshu during the upcoming three-day weekend, the Meteorological Agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2019
Storm brings powerful winds and torrential rain to Tohoku and Hokuriku; Chiba hit by blackouts again
An extratropical cyclone, downgraded from Typhoon Mitag, traveled east through the Sea of Japan on Friday, bringing powerful winds and stormy weather to the Hokuriku and Tohoku regions along the coast.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 22, 2019
High wave and landslide warnings issued for western Japan as powerful Typhoon Tapah heads toward Sea of Japan
Meteorological Agency warns of strong winds, high waves and landslides triggered by heavy rains in western parts of the country due to Typhoon Tapah.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 6, 2019
'Everything is gone': Bahamians stunned in Dorian's wake, 70,000 need immediate humanitarian relief
Stunned residents of the Bahamas surveyed the wreckage of their homes and officials struggled to assess the number killed by Hurricane Dorian, as the storm bore down on the South Carolina coast on Thursday, threatening record flooding.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 4, 2019
Hurricane Dorian coming 'dangerously close' to Florida coast after thrashing Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian grew and picked up speed, churning on a path that forecasters said would come "dangerously close" to Florida later on Tuesday after the storm battered the northern Bahamas, killing at least five people.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 2, 2019
Trump stumped by Category 5 hurricane crawling toward East Coast
President Donald Trump expressed surprise as Hurricane Dorian slammed the Bahamas on Sunday and approached the U.S. East Coast on Sunday, hours after being updated to a Category Five storm.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2019
Saga hospital stranded as torrential rain in southwestern Japan leaves three dead, one missing
Torrential rain in southwestern Japan has left three people dead and one missing, while more than 1,900 people were staying at evacuation centers as of Thursday morning.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 29, 2019
Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Storm Dorian looms, looking to pack hurricane punch
President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" as the U.S. territory prepared for a hit by Tropical Storm Dorian, which brought back memories on the island of devastation from hurricanes two years ago.

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