Tag - weather



Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Jan 8, 2020
A decade of climate science confirmed our suspicions
The future will be warmer, stormier and more extreme.
Japan Times
Jan 7, 2020
Japan's average temperature in 2019 hits record high, up nearly a degree from normal
The average temperature in Japan in 2019 hit the highest level since records began in 1898 and was nearly a degree warmer than in a typical year, according to the Meteorological Agency.
Japan Times
Jan 4, 2020
Death toll in Jakarta flooding rises to 53; nearly 175,000 displaced
Nearly 175,000 people remain displaced in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta and nearby towns on Saturday after flash floods and landslides killed at least 53 people amid some of the heaviest rain since records began, authorities said.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 29, 2019
Team including Japanese researchers uses sea turtles to predict ocean temperature change
While measuring sea temperatures and predicting changes is key to long-term weather forecasts, a group of researchers have come up with an unusual way to improve the accuracy of prediction — attaching monitoring devices to sea turtles.
Dec 29, 2019
Bangladesh cold wave leaves at least 50 dead
At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh as cold weather continues to sweep across the country, officials said.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 19, 2019
'This is not our winter': Moscow temperatures hit 133-year high
Residents of Moscow are wondering where winter has gone as the highest December temperatures in 133 years deprive the Russian capital of its customary covering of snow.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 5, 2019
Japan tops Global Climate Risk Index as extreme heat hits countries both rich and poor
The report says Japan faced “three exceptionally strong extreme weather events” in 2018.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Nov 29, 2019
Sendai launches new waterway project to prevent city flooding
Deadly Typhoon Hagibis caused riverbanks to burst across Japan in October, and also led to sewer flooding around Sendai Station, known as the gateway to the Tohoku region, leaving roads and underground passages in the heart of the city underwater.
Nov 23, 2019
Japan to assist creation of local power providers that function even during blackouts
The Environment Ministry plans to create a financial aid program to encourage the establishment of community-based power providers that could supply energy locally if disasters bring large-scale outages.
Nov 9, 2019
Sustain Paris pact after U.S. exit
Merely calling the Trump administration's decision 'regrettable' is not enough.
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 6, 2019
New method used to forecast 80% chance of El Nino in 2020
The complex El Nino weather pattern, which can bring disastrous heavy rainfall and long droughts to countries around the Pacific — from Peru to Indonesia and Australia — will probably emerge again in 2020, researchers have predicted.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 3, 2019
Toyota cars' real-time wiper data to help improve rain forecasts
Toyota Motor Corp. and weather information provider Weathernews Inc. have started tests to improve the accuracy of rain forecasts by using real-time data from networked cars' windshield wipers.
Japan Times
Oct 26, 2019
Sports are feeling heat from climate change
Thanks to deadly heat waves, the Olympic marathon is moving from Tokyo to Sapporo next year. It's a sign of things to come.
Oct 24, 2019
Moving the Tokyo Games marathon to Sapporo
If the IOC truly wants to put the health of athletes first so they can perform under the best possible conditions, it should give the candidates seeking to host the Summer Olympics greater flexibility in choosing the games' schedule in light of the local climate.
Japan Times
Oct 23, 2019
The new norm: Japanese experts warn of more rain, raging rivers and submerged homes
The nation should expect the frequency of powerful typhoons and heavy rains to grow with global warming, says a professor at the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research at Nagoya University.
Japan Times
Oct 22, 2019
Enthronement spectacle: Snow-capped Fuji and rainbow make surprise appearances
It's all about timing.
Japan Times
Oct 17, 2019
IOC planning to move Tokyo Olympic marathon north to Sapporo in bid to avoid heat
The plan is the latest in a series of countermeasures being taken to protect athletes, spectators and volunteers from the nation's infamously hot summer heat.
Oct 16, 2019
Review defenses against flooding
As we learned from the lessons of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, we need to prepare for worst-possible scenarios to ensure people's safety when large-scale disasters strike.
Japan Times
Oct 13, 2019
At least 35 killed and 17 missing after Typhoon Hagibis tears through country, flooding rivers and submerging cities
Officials assess the scope of damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis after several towns and cities in the eastern half of Japan were hit by flooding. So far 35 people are known to have died.


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