Typhoon Noru hits Osaka, heads for eastern Japan

Aug 7, 2017

Typhoon Noru hits Osaka, heads for eastern Japan

A slow typhoon made landfall on the Kii Peninsula near Osaka around 3:30 p.m. Monday after traveling across southwestern Japan, disrupting traffic along the way, the Meteorological Agency said. After impacting the Kinki region, Typhoon Noru, the fifth storm of the season, was expected to ...

Typhoon Nanmadol approaches Kanto bringing heavy rains, wind

Jul 4, 2017

Typhoon Nanmadol approaches Kanto bringing heavy rains, wind

Typhoon Nanmadol moved eastward along the Pacific coast of Honshu on Tuesday evening, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to a wide area, the Meteorological Agency said. Earlier in the morning, the season's third typhoon made landfall in Nagasaki Prefecture, causing blackouts and traffic disruptions. As ...

Lawmaker who piggybacked over puddle in hot water again

/ Mar 9, 2017

Lawmaker who piggybacked over puddle in hot water again

A parliamentary vice minister ridiculed last year for being carried over a puddle in a typhoon-hit area is under fire again after joking about the gaffe, prompting condemnation from both sides of the aisle on Thursday. Shunsuke Mutai, parliamentary vice Cabinet Office minister, was visiting ...

Sep 21, 2016

Typhoon rain raises tainted Fukushima plant groundwater to surface

Heavy rain brought by Typhoon Malakas caused contaminated groundwater to rise to ground level at the radiation-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant Tuesday night, raising fears of tainted water flooding out to the plant's port area, its operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. ...

Western, central Japan struck by powerful Typhoon Malakas

Sep 20, 2016

Western, central Japan struck by powerful Typhoon Malakas

A powerful typhoon ripped into south and then central Japan on Tuesday, dumping torrential rain and causing widespread disruption with two people missing, one unconscious and more than 30 injured. Typhoon Malakas made landfall in Kyushu shortly after midnight and was headed east toward the ...

Water-logged Tohoku braces  for next typhoon

Sep 4, 2016

Water-logged Tohoku braces for next typhoon

The storm-battered town of Iwaizumi in Iwate Prefecture told all 9,947 residents to evacuate Sunday ahead of Typhoon Namtheum, which is expected to hit the area Tuesday. The Self-Defense Forces used helicopters to help residents get to shelters as officials made efforts to prevent the ...