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WEST JAPAN FLOODS

Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2023
In G7 host Hiroshima, a climate disaster in all but name
A minority of Japanese are seriously worried about how warming will affect them. Recent disasters indicate they probably should be.
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
Jan 1, 2019
Top Japan news of 2018
The Japan Times newsroom selected the following domestic news stories as the most important of 2018.
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2018
Cooperation and information sharing key in disaster response, speakers tell Hiroshima workshop
Given Japan's vulnerability to natural disasters, and with accelerating climate change widely predicted to increase severe weather patterns, increased cooperation and information sharing is more important than ever to meet the needs of victims.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Oct 3, 2018
Japan's diverse bunch of disaster volunteers are primed for a warming world
In these polarized times, crises bring together people from a range of backgrounds to spread the word about perils linked to climate change.
EDITORIALS
Aug 31, 2018
We should all be prepared for when disasters hit
Each one of us must be fully aware of disasters risk and learn what action we need to take when they hit.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2018
Wooden housing that sheltered Fukushima displaced now relocated for use in rain-hit western Japan
Purpose-built wooden emergency homes constructed using a traditional nail-less building technique and used by people displaced by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis have been relocated to Soja, Okayama Prefecture, which was recently hit by torrential rains.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 16, 2018
Some factories in western Japan still down a month after rain disaster
Damaged roads, train tracks and other transportation infrastructure are preventing factories in western Japan from reaching a full recovery a month after deadly rains killed over 200 people in the region.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Aug 16, 2018
An Antipodean friendship fortified in Japanese floodwaters the color of 'Australian beer'
After his own rescue, one Kiwi resident of flooded Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, returned to the rising waters to look for his Aussie friend's stranded family.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 14, 2018
Few visually impaired residents evacuated in western Japan rain disaster, prompting calls for better planning
Just six visually impaired people were confirmed to have taken shelter at evacuation sites in the three hardest-hit prefectures of Okayama, Hiroshima and Ehime.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 14, 2018
Emperor and Empress to visit disaster-hit prefectures in western Japan
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are considering a visit in September to three prefectures in western Japan that were hit the hardest by torrential rains last month, senior officials of the Imperial Household Agency said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2018
In aftermath of deadly rains, Hiroshima pins recovery hopes on tourism
A month after heavy rains lashed western Japan and disrupted railway systems in the region, communities and business owners in Hiroshima are hoping they can keep the crucial tourism industry afloat.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 4, 2018
Cabinet taps ¥105 billion in reserves to help rain-ravaged areas in west Japan
The first tranche of state support will be used to fix river facilities and help damaged households and businesses clean up and get back on their feet.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2018
Okayama photo studio offers to clean rain-damaged photos
A photo studio in Okayama Prefecture has offered to restore — free of charge — photos damaged by the heavy rains that ravaged western Japan last month, prompting people in the disaster-hit areas to send in tens of thousands of photos.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2018
Apple makes free repair offer for product users in disaster-hit western Japan
Apple is offering free repair for its product owners whose devices have been damaged by torrential rain that hit western Japan earlier this month, according to the company's website.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2018
Traumatic memories and concerns for the future unnerve those displaced by Hiroshima rain disaster
Shigenobu Ikeda, 74, dreams of returning to his home in Hiroshima.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Jul 23, 2018
Let's discuss the flooding disaster in western Japan
Thousands of people are still staying at shelters, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, after special storm warnings were issued in eight prefectures in western and southwestern Japan.
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2018
Prefectures battered by deadly rains ask government for budget to reinforce irrigation ponds
Six prefectural governments in western Japan on Monday submitted emergency requests to Tokyo for a special budget to be set up for measures to prevent agricultural irrigation ponds from collapsing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 22, 2018
Taiwan fruit farmer raises funds for Japan flood victims
A Taiwanese farmer held a two-day dragon fruit sale in Taipei over the weekend to raise money for victims of the floods and landslide in western Japan.
JAPAN
Jul 22, 2018
Japan's mayors to set up contact list to improve communication during large-scale disasters
As western Japan recovers from the deadly rains earlier this month, the Japan Association of City Mayors plans to compile a contact list so members can communicate directly in the event of major disasters.

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