Tag - weather

 
 

WEATHER

Japan Times
JAPAN
May 26, 2019
Two die and nearly 600 taken to hospitals as heat wave roasts much of Japan
With a reading of 39.5 C, the town of Saroma, in eastern Hokkaido, sets the highest temperature ever recorded in the country for the month of May.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 25, 2019
Weather agency warns of heatstroke as temperature rises above 30 C in some parts of nation
Temperatures rose across Japan on Saturday to highs usually not seen until the height of summer, prompting the weather agency to issue heatstroke warnings.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2019
Shizuoka city advises some residents to evacuate as torrential downpours hit parts of Japan's main island
Heavy rain lashed Japan's main island of Honshu on Tuesday, disrupting rush-hour transport and prompting one city to advise residents to evacuate.
JAPAN
May 21, 2019
Japan's weather agency to extend range of temperature forecasts from seven days to 12
To allow people to better prepare for upcoming weather, the Meteorological Agency will next month begin offering temperature forecasts for 12 days instead of the current seven.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2019
Torrential downpours continue to lash Kyushu
Heavy rain continued to lash Kyushu on Monday after stranding more than 300 people on a mountain on Yakushima island over the weekend.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 16, 2019
Forecast of a cooler summer in Asia may add to expected LNG glut
Don't count on a summer heat wave to rescue Asia's liquefied natural gas prices. Weather forecasts signal lackluster demand in the largest importing region, raising prospects a global glut will deepen.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 15, 2019
As risks rise, too little is spent to avert disasters, say U.N. and Red Cross
Governments and businesses are still investing far too little to protect poor communities at rising risk from wild weather and other threats, the heads of the U.N. disaster prevention agency and the Red Cross said Tuesday.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
May 4, 2019
A new era of weather?
'Considering the weather over the past few days, it's less Reiwa and more 'Rain-wa.''
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2019
Meteorological Agency starts development of AI-based system to predict windy events in Japan
The system is also expected to help self-driving cars avoid accidents caused by strong wind, including tornados and downbursts.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 15, 2019
California totally free of drought for the first time in seven years
California was declared totally drought-free for the first time in more than seven years on Thursday, following unusually abundant winter rains and snowfall statewide, according to the government's weekly report on U.S. drought conditions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Mar 2, 2019
Japan Times 1969: Exploding balloons injure eight people
By the violent wind Wednesday evening, two large, two-storied buildings at the Tokyo Medical College at Higashi-Okubo that were being erected, and one of them almost completed, were blown down and destroyed. In the suburbs, several small houses tumbled down.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 2, 2019
Americans and their love of Fahrenheit
What's so great about Fahrenheit? Not much, but Americans are sticking with it. The global conversation about climate needs to adapt to that reality.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 12, 2019
Visitors to Sapporo Snow Festival hit record 2.74 million thanks to weather and Chinese New Year tourists
The annual Sapporo Snow Festival, one of the nation's largest winter events, attracted a record-high 2.74 million visitors thanks to good weather and an influx of Chinese vacationers during the Lunar New Year period, organizers said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2019
Cold snap and snow hit Tokyo and surrounding areas, disrupting some flights
A cold snap hit Tokyo and its surrounding areas Saturday, causing cancellations of more than 100 domestic flights to and from the capital.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2019
Coldest air mass ever recorded in Hokkaido grips prefecture, with snow expected Saturday in Tokyo
A cold wave caused by a mass of air at record-low temperatures gripped Hokkaido on Friday, causing traffic disruption across the island.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 2, 2019
Stop hating on the weather forecast
It's actually pretty accurate now, even further in advance. The Midwest had plenty of warning this cold front was coming.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 31, 2019
Colder than the South Pole: Deadly deep freeze grips U.S. Midwest
A blast of icy polar air brought dangerously low temperatures to the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, causing at least three more deaths while halting mail services and forcing residents who pride themselves on their winter hardiness to huddle indoors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 31, 2019
Tokyo and other parts of Kanto region may see snow on Thursday night
Rain and some snow may fall on Tokyo Thursday night due to cold winds blowing in from the Pacific Ocean, the Meteorological Agency said Thursday, adding that commuters should be wary of traffic and icy roads.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 31, 2019
'Absolute coldest' deadly deep freeze stretches from U.S. Midwest to Eastern Seaboard
A large swath of the United States was gripped by brutal cold and wind chills on Wednesday as record-low temperatures caused by a blast of Arctic air moved across the Midwest and into Eastern states, prompting residents to stay indoors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2019
Weather agency warns of heavy snowfall across Japan as cold air masses approach; two deaths reported
Heavy snowfall is expected across Japan over the weekend as the weather agency issued a warning Friday for many regions on the Sea of Japan coast as well as some mountainous areas on the Pacific side.

Longform

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