Tag - weather



Japan Times
May 29, 2013
Storm chasers ride the winds undaunted by danger
Officials expect that the killer tornado that leveled parts of Moore, Oklahoma, last week will turn out to be the most destructive in American history, but none of that damage, it appears, will be to the storm-chasing business.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 11, 2013
Proof of 'dark lightning' uncovered
A lightning bolt is one of nature's most over-the-top phenomena, rarely failing to elicit at least a ping of awe no matter how many times a person has witnessed one. With his iconic kite-and-key experiments in the mid-18th century, Benjamin Franklin showed that lightning is an electrical phenomenon, and since then the general view has been that lightning bolts are big honking sparks no different in kind from the little ones generated by walking in socks across a carpeted room.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2013
Spa gets record 5½ meters of snow
Sukayu, a hot springs resort area in Aomori Prefecture, registers the largest snowfall ever recorded by the nation's currently existing observatories.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on