Three hurt in Kanagawa by wind gusts blamed on tornado

National Aug 18, 2015

Three hurt in Kanagawa by wind gusts blamed on tornado

Three people were injured when a suspected tornado touched down Monday in Kanagawa Prefecture, according to the Meteorological Agency and the police. A 27-year-old man in the city of Fujisawa suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a panel blown by a strong ...

National Jun 16, 2015

Tornado unconfirmed after powerful gust causes damage, injury in Gunma

The Meteorological Agency will thoroughly investigate Monday's sudden wind torrent that blazed through Gunma Prefecture, blowing away roofs of houses and shattering windows. Damage has been reported in Gunma cities including Isezaki and Maebashi. In Isezaki, at least two people in a car were injured ...

Data show twisters form over Kanto in September

Reference | Q&A Sep 5, 2013

Data show twisters form over Kanto in September

by Jun Hongo

Damage to people and property by tornadoes made headlines over the past week, with the latest in Tochigi Prefecture injuring three people while destroying houses and other buildings. Here are some questions and answers regarding twisters: Are twisters common in Japan? About 17 were observed each year ...

Cleanup begins after Kanto tornado

National Sep 3, 2013

Cleanup begins after Kanto tornado

Recovery and repair efforts continued Tuesday, a day after a tornado tore a path through Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, and Noda, Chiba Prefecture. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Agency continued its investigation into whether the tornado was produced by a supercell, the least common type of thunderstorm but ...