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WEATHER

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2019
Canceled races, fainting players: Climate change turns up heat on sports
As a professional ultrarunner, meaning she competes at distances longer than a marathon, Clare Gallagher has tackled plenty of challenges, from mountains to heat.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 30, 2019
Innovation rush aims to help farmers, rich and poor, beat climate change
In decades to come, African farmers may pool their money to buy small robot vehicles to weed their fields or drones that can hover to squirt a few drops of pesticide only where needed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2019
Rainy season ends in Japan's Kanto-Koshin region, giving way to intense heat
The annual milestone came 30 days later than last year, and temperatures will likely start rising to dangerous highs.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2019
Cloudiest Tokyo summer in 129 years leaves Japan's retailers hurting
The unusually long and cool rainy season has dampened demand for apparel, furniture and other goods, with some retailers reporting steep drops in sales of merchandise.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 27, 2019
U.K. breaks temperature record with new high of 38.7, provisional data show
A British record high temperature of 38.7 (101.6 F) may have been reached on Thursday, provisional data from the U.K. Met Office showed on Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2019
Heavy rain lashes western, southwestern Japan as Typhoon Danas moves over Korean Peninsula
Some roads in Fukuoka Prefecture were flooded, leading to a two-hour delay to the start of voting in the city of Kurume.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Jul 20, 2019
Rain, rain, go away
'We naturally assume that it's eventually going to stop raining but what if this is the new normal?'
BUSINESS
Jul 18, 2019
Lack of sunshine cools sales of summer products in Japan
A severe lack of sunshine in the Kanto region is cooling sales of summer products, while the temperatures, unusual for this time of the year, are also generating unseasonal demand for hot drinks and food products.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 16, 2019
Rainy weather affecting Tokyo vegetable prices
Over two weeks of cloudy and rainy days in Tokyo and nearby areas has resulted in higher vegetable prices and sluggish sales of summer clothing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 13, 2019
Japan weather firm looks to back 2020 Olympians with strategic data
A team from Weathernews Inc. is boosting efforts to amass data on air and road temperatures, humidity and other physical phenomena at venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which are expected to take place amid sweltering heat.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Jul 12, 2019
Group helps Hiroshima mudslide victims return to normal life
It was three months after a dozen people were killed last July in mudslides triggered heavy rains in the town of Kumano, Hiroshima Prefecture, that five local residents formed a group aimed at reconstructing the area.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2019
One year after floods, hard-hit area of Okayama Prefecture sees spike in thefts targeting victims
A town in western Japan hit by flooding caused by torrential rain a year ago is now struggling with thefts targeting disaster victims who are working to rebuild their lives.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2019
Heavy rains prompt evacuation orders in Kagoshima as weather agency warns of mudslides and floods
Heavy rains prompted an evacuation order for some 6,000 residents in 2,859 households in Ichikikushikino, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Monday morning, as well as an evacuation advisory issued to more than 1.21 million people in 550,000 households in Miyazaki, Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures as the Meteorological Agency warned of mudslides and floods.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Jun 29, 2019
Into the eye of the storm: Video producer James Reynolds goes to extreme lengths to document the impact of a typhoon
James Reynolds has his eyes on his camera's viewfinder, but also on the debris from a broken roof that's darting about in the wind as Typhoon Jebi leaves its mark on the city of Gobo, Wakayama Prefecture, in September 2018.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2019
Olympic relief: Spectators may be allowed to bring own drinks into sweltering venues
Spectators might be allowed to bring their own bottled drinks into venues for the 2020 Olympics, marking a major departure from past security procedures, organizers hinted Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 27, 2019
Europe sizzles under record temperatures, fueling concern about climate change
Europeans fought to stay cool as a blast of hot air from the Sahara Desert sent temperatures to records in large parts of the continent, adding to concern about climate change.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2019
Hundreds in Hiroshima region evacuate amid downpours as rainy season begins in much of Japan
Heavy rainfall hit parts of western Japan beginning early Friday, causing more than 800 people to evacuate their homes and disrupting train services throughout the region.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 31, 2019
Central U.S. river flood risk mounts as rain lets up after deadly twisters
Rain-swollen rivers threatened more flooding on Thursday in Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois and Oklahoma, as Tulsa's mayor warned that the decades-old levee system in his city would be at risk even as waters receded through the weekend.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 28, 2019
3 dead as unseasonably high temperatures continue across Japan
Three women died and around 10 students were taken to hospitals Monday due to heatstroke symptoms as unseasonably hot weather continued in Japan, authorities have said.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 28, 2019
Southeast U.S. sees record heat as Central Plains brace for floods
A heat wave with record-breaking potential gripped the southeastern United States on Monday, while the Central Plains will get a respite from the deadly weather that has pounded and flooded the region since last week, forecasters said.

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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