National Aug 20, 2014

Traffic deaths at record low over Bon

Police data show this year's Bon summer holiday period was the safest in terms of the number of traffic deaths. The death toll came to 93, down by nine from a year before, falling below 100 for the first time since records began in 1970, ...

Weakening Typhoon Halong still brings heavy rains to Hokkaido

National Aug 11, 2014

Weakening Typhoon Halong still brings heavy rains to Hokkaido

Typhoon Halong weakened into an extra-tropical depression Monday in the Sea of Japan after claiming 10 lives and leaving two others missing. The Meteorological Agency called for vigilance as the season's 11th typhoon spun northward after the downgrade, dumping rain and strong winds on Hokkaido. Torrential ...

National Aug 9, 2014

Typhoon Halong disrupts air, rail transport in southwest

Typhoon Halong, the 11th of the year, disrupted rail and air services throughout southwestern Japan on Saturday as it closed in on Kyushu and Shikoku with winds gusting to 200 kph (125 mph). Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co. have canceled about 400 ...