Typhoon Lionrock to be given 'extreme severity' designation: Abe

National Sep 14, 2016

Typhoon Lionrock to be given 'extreme severity' designation: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday his Cabinet will designate Typhoon Lionrock as a disaster of extreme severity, allowing affected communities to receive higher subsidies from the central government for reconstruction work. Addressing reporters during a visit to areas of Hokkaido damaged by the typhoon ...

More than 1,000 people still stranded in Iwate in typhoon's wake

National Sep 1, 2016

More than 1,000 people still stranded in Iwate in typhoon's wake

An estimated 1,100 people remained stranded in eight municipalities in Iwate Prefecture and 17 were still missing late Thursday, two days after Typhoon Lionrock struck the region, killing 11. Police and Self-Defense Forces were rushing to rescue residents in the town of Iwaizumi, where the ...