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WEATHER

People walk with umbrellas to shade against the sun in Tokyo's Ginza area on Saturday. The Meteorological Agency announced the same day that the rainy season was believed to have ended in the Kanto-Koshin and Tohoku regions.
JAPAN
Jul 22, 2023
Eastern Japan exits rainy season as high temperatures continue
Compared with an average year, the rainy season ended three days later in the Kanto-Koshin region, the agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2023
Heat continues to bake Japan, but some relief is on the way
The government issued heatstroke alerts in 23 of the nation’s 47 prefectures Tuesday, affecting tens of millions of people.
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JAPAN
Jul 16, 2023
Japan issues heatstroke alerts as temperatures soar
The government issued heatstroke alerts for 20 of the country"s 47 prefectures, mainly in the east and southwest, affecting tens of millions of people.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 29, 2023
Climate change can turn snow into rain, raising risks in mountain zones
A new study has found that for every 1 degree Celsius the planet warms, higher elevations can expect 15% more extreme rainfall.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2022
Live updates on Typhoon Nanmadol
Much of Japan is on the alert for severe weather conditions as a slow-moving yet powerful typhoon, known as Typhoon No. 14 in Japan, and elsewhere as Typhoon Nanmadol, makes it way up the archipelago.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 3, 2022
How to treat and prevent heatstroke
With broiling temperatures across the country, new government guidelines set out what to do based on the severity of symptoms.
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OLYMPICS
Jan 22, 2022
China’s fake snow frenzy for Beijing Olympics strains water supplies
Artificial snow has become a Winter Olympics fixture due to climate change, but Beijing will be the first host to rely completely on man-made powder.
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JAPAN
Dec 31, 2021
Heavy snow snarls travel in Japan during year-end holidays
Scores of flights were canceled, warnings were issued of possible highway closures and trains delayed by the storm on Friday.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 25, 2021
La Nina threatens to worsen energy crisis with colder winter
Northeastern Asia is expected to be particularly hard hit, at a time when China and other nations are grappling with surging fuel prices.
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JAPAN
Jul 26, 2021
Tropical Storm Nepartak could make landfall Tuesday on Japan's main island
Olympic organizers said Tuesday's competitions would go on as scheduled, except for a small number of events that were already rescheduled.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 25, 2021
IOC would back schedule changes at Tokyo Games if needed due to heat
High humidity has added to discomfort, and athletes have failed to find much relief from ice bags and hoses blowing cool air.
JAPAN
Aug 23, 2020
Typhoon Bavi heads toward Okinawa; heavy rains lash some parts of Japan
An advisory warning for heavy rains and strong winds has been issued for Okinawa and the Amami region by the Meteorological Agency as a typhoon makes its way toward the island prefecture.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 16, 2020
U.S. agency violated science policy by backing Trump's 'Sharpiegate' hurricane tweet, report finds
The head of the U.S. agency that warns of dangerous weather violated its policy on scientific integrity with a statement last year backing a tweeted forecast by President Donald Trump about the path of a hurricane, according to a report released Monday.
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COMMENTARY / World
May 23, 2020
Tropical storms are growing
People who live in areas with extreme weather know storms are getting worse. Now there is hard data to prove it.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
May 12, 2020
Fears of heat illnesses surge as Japan masks up for the summer
Experts stress caution when wearing masks for virus protection as sweltering summer heat could add to breathing difficulties and dehydration.
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JAPAN
May 11, 2020
Mercury rises as Japan sees midsummer heat in May
Temperatures across Japan soared Monday, with many areas in the Kanto region topping 30 degrees Celsius — levels on par with those of midsummer days.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2020
Snow and store closures keep Tokyo crowds at bay over critical coronavirus weekend
A rare late-March snowfall coupled with numerous store closures helped keep Tokyo residents indoors Sunday, day two of a crucial weekend in the city's attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19.
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JAPAN
Feb 10, 2020
Record-low snowfall puts Niigata city's plan to cool Tokyo Olympic venues in jeopardy
A city in Niigata Prefecture, known for its abundant snowfall every year, was planning to send snow to soccer stadiums and other facilities to be used at this year's Tokyo Olympic Games to tackle the heat.
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JAPAN
Jan 27, 2020
Japan braces for stormy weather on Pacific coast and heavy snow in Kanto-Koshin region
Warnings have been issued for lightning and tornadoes.
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JAPAN
Jan 21, 2020
Wipe out: Japan's ski slopes suffering worst winter in decades
Japan's ski resorts are suffering through one of the worst snow seasons on record, disappointing locals and foreign tourists, and jeopardizing the country's budding reputation as an international ski destination.

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