NEWSWORTHY

Sep 12, 2017

China says Taiwan-bound Talim could become super typhoon

China's National Meteorological Center on Tuesday warned that Typhoon Talim could intensify and turn into a super typhoon as it churns towards Taiwan and Zhejiang and Fujian provinces on the Chinese mainland. The meteorological agency issued a blue alert, the lowest in a four-tier color-coded ...

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 ...

Philippine storm weakens after killing at least nine

Oct 19, 2015

Philippine storm weakens after killing at least nine

A typhoon swept across the northern Philippines killing at least nine people as trees, power lines and walls were toppled and floodwaters spread far from riverbeds, but tens of thousands of people were evacuated in time. Officials fear the death toll may rise after Typhoon ...

Oct 16, 2015

Typhoon takes aim at northern Philippines

A typhoon was heading straight for the main Philippine island of Luzon on Friday, prompting storm alerts in nearly 20 provinces and placing army and police units on standby. With center winds of 130 kph, Typhoon Koppu was about 585 km east of northeast Aurora ...