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WEATHER

JAPAN
Oct 12, 2019
Japan Defense Ministry opens new Twitter account for disaster info
The Defense Ministry set up a new Twitter account on Friday to spread information on disaster relief efforts, ahead of the arrival of very powerful Typhoon Hagibis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 8, 2019
Extremely large typhoon draws bead on Japan, could hit main islands this weekend
The extremely large Typhoon Hagibis is gaining force over the Pacific south of Japan and is forecast to approach the main islands of Kyushu, Shikoku and Honshu during the upcoming three-day weekend, the Meteorological Agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2019
Storm brings powerful winds and torrential rain to Tohoku and Hokuriku; Chiba hit by blackouts again
An extratropical cyclone, downgraded from Typhoon Mitag, traveled east through the Sea of Japan on Friday, bringing powerful winds and stormy weather to the Hokuriku and Tohoku regions along the coast.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 4, 2019
Drought-hit Australian towns face 'day zero' as water crisis takes hold
The little town of Guyra in eastern Australia lies next to a freshwater lagoon just half a day's drive from Sydney, but its drinking water is due to run dry in 400 days' time.
JAPAN
Oct 2, 2019
Tropical storm may cause torrential rain in western Japan: weather agency
A tropical storm traveling off the southwest of the Korean Peninsula may cause torrential rain in western Japan on Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 29, 2019
Weather agency warns southwestern Japan to ready for possible typhoon later this week
Typhoon Mitag, the season's 18th named storm, is expected to gather strength Monday and move closer to Okinawa Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 22, 2019
High wave and landslide warnings issued for western Japan as powerful Typhoon Tapah heads toward Sea of Japan
Meteorological Agency warns of strong winds, high waves and landslides triggered by heavy rains in western parts of the country due to Typhoon Tapah.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2019
20,000 homes damaged by Typhoon Faxai; classes resume at many Chiba schools
In Yachimata, all 13 public elementary and junior high schools reopened, but 6,000 households remained without electricity and three schools had to draw electricity from mobile generators.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Sep 14, 2019
Sleeping like a lady
'That was some storm last night, wasn't it?'
EDITORIALS
Sep 14, 2019
Lessons from the latest typhoon
Last week's typhoon provided ample evidence the Tokyo area needs better prepartation for disasters, especially among transport companies and employers in general.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Sep 7, 2019
Speed bumps and potholes on the road to 2020 Tokyo Olympics
When planners proposed the opening date of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, they pored over historical weather data in search of the day with the lowest statistical likelihood of rain. It turned out to be Oct. 10. Happily that day, a Saturday, was fine. As the national teams marched onto the track of Yoyogi...
JAPAN
Sep 7, 2019
Typhoon Faxai heading toward eastern Japan, may make landfall by Sunday night in Kanto region
The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Faxai is moving northwest over the Pacific Ocean and heading toward eastern Japan, where it may make landfall near Tokyo as early as Sunday night.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 6, 2019
'Everything is gone': Bahamians stunned in Dorian's wake, 70,000 need immediate humanitarian relief
Stunned residents of the Bahamas surveyed the wreckage of their homes and officials struggled to assess the number killed by Hurricane Dorian, as the storm bore down on the South Carolina coast on Thursday, threatening record flooding.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2019
Organizers for Tokyo Games considering using artificial snow to fight heat
The organizing committee for the Tokyo Games is considering using artificial snow to ease the expected summer heat during the events, officials said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 4, 2019
High temperatures may delay appearance of autumn foliage in Japan
Summer temperatures have yet to cool off, and meteorologists believe that this year's scorching heat may have pushed back the arrival of autumn foliage season — predicting its start will likely be later than usual across almost all regions of Japan.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 4, 2019
Hurricane Dorian coming 'dangerously close' to Florida coast after thrashing Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian grew and picked up speed, churning on a path that forecasters said would come "dangerously close" to Florida later on Tuesday after the storm battered the northern Bahamas, killing at least five people.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 2, 2019
Trump stumped by Category 5 hurricane crawling toward East Coast
President Donald Trump expressed surprise as Hurricane Dorian slammed the Bahamas on Sunday and approached the U.S. East Coast on Sunday, hours after being updated to a Category Five storm.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 1, 2019
Dorian strengthens into powerful Category 5 hurricane as it bears down on Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm as it approached the Bahamas on Sunday, expected to pound the islands with up to two days of torrential rain, high waves and damaging winds before taking aim at the U.S. mainland.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2019
Oil leak at ironworks complicates disastrous flooding in Saga
Volunteers help clean up parts of Saga Prefecture flooded by the recent torrential rains, but oil that leaked from an ironworks is compounding their troubles.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2019
Saga hospital stranded as torrential rain in southwestern Japan leaves three dead, one missing
Torrential rain in southwestern Japan has left three people dead and one missing, while more than 1,900 people were staying at evacuation centers as of Thursday morning.

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