Watch breaking news videos, viral videos and original video clips on CNN.com. I tell my friends who come to Japan!!! This is really gross. Abandoned farm lands become more fragile, there will be even more landslides and floodings in the next years. My condolences to the bereaved, hope of smooth recovery for the injured ones and wish for the best outcome for all the affected ones. JapanToday Likewise, there are many countries that refuse entry to people arriving from Japan or require travelers arriving from Japan to undergo a quarantine. What I saw from the video on TV it sure looked like a tornado. 国内、海外、犯罪、娯楽、政治、経済、テクノロジー、スポーツ等、日本のニュースを英語でお届け。英語の勉強にも最適!日本のニュースを英語で読んでみよう。 Abe's words are like whispers in the wind. Just imagine the terror when you feel grateful and relieved and then they drop you and you are falling to your death. The winds didn't seem bad where we are in Tokyo but yeah 22 hours of solid rain will undoubtedly cause problems. Damn, was hoping my apartment was gone... Pos it is. At least 33 people died and dozens were injured after a man set fire to an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto, officials say. I live near a large river with similar levies although, I don’t live in flats. Current state of tourism: borders virtually closed. No power outages, just stayed home all day watching Netflix like any normal rainy day. I feel for these people because most will be camping there during the Winter months. ©2020 GPlusMedia Inc. Abe [...] could show some mettle and lower the tax rate back to 8% or less. In the mid-afternoon on the 11th Match, 2011, the giant earthquake with moment magnitude of 9.0 in Japan. "That Japan was so "overreacting" in their preparations! Curious. In March 2011 a devastating tsunami destroyed the coastline of north Japan. and the clean up has not started yet. Energy experts inspect TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on 17 April 2013 as part of a mission to review Japan's plans to decommission the facility. And flood waters are much much more deadly than 99% of people know!!! Under the plan through fiscal 2025 approved by the cabinet, a total of 123 disaster reduction projects will be implemented including repairs to schools and roads. Gogogo, there was a tornado in Chiba as well as. He could show some mettle and lower the tax rate back to 8% or less. "I ask the people of Japan to remain vigilant against landslides and flooding rivers.". Intercity trains have mostly resumed operating according to their regular timetables after a reduction of services in May and early June. Some areas isolated and situation unconfirmed. EDITORIAL: Anti-disaster efforts need a check on Disaster Prevention Day August 28, 2020 EDITORIAL: Proper flood evacuations in the virus era pose major challenges June 1, 2020 Japan flooding death toll nears 60 as 'unprecedented' rain batters main island Rescue operations have been hampered by the rains, flooding, and mudslides Better give the strongly affected people some of the coupon they made for family (give not sell with the current scheme). Widespread flooding in Nagano now. The total cost… I’ve always been worried about the stability of those levy banks. Japan ramped up rescue efforts on Sunday for survivors of a typhoon that brought record-breaking amounts of rain, flooding huge swaths of residential districts and leaving at least 33 dead. With its alert information already available in English, last year the app added an English translation of its +Sonae disaster prevention information service. Japan faces another Fukushima disaster crisis A plan to dump a million tonnes of radioactive water from the Fukushima disaster off Japan is alarming local people. Email: editor@japantoday.com The scenes of whole communities of houses one-floor or more deep in river water make me want to weep. My thoughts are with all the victims. It also showed the flaws. Typhoon #19 ("Hagibis") brought record-breaking rainfall and winds to central, eastern and northern Japan on October 12-13, 2019. More and more instances of rivers having overflowed their banks or broken levees have come to light. “The Japan Meteorological Agency had issued the highest warning on its one-to-five scale for Tokyo and the prefectures of Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Nagano, Shizuoka, Niigata and Fukushima.”. AFP I guess other areas were not as fortunate. People were heavily threatened by aftershocks for over 500 times, and over 16 meters high mega tsunami attacked the area. Pay attention!!! Though, Shelves in the local Supermarkets were almost bare again today. Ground conditions unstable in many areas. For the first time, radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has been found in the United States. Which is weird because my home is within 1km from the Arakawa River. The event began with a powerful earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, which initiated a series of large … That's dramatic for the little farmers, which are often retired people doing it to complement their pension. WELLINGTON New Zealand on Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the volcanic eruption on White Island that killed 22 people, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describing the tragic event as "devastating" for the country. However, their spent fuel pools still required cooling. Japan is to release treated radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, media reports say. Tornados are sometimes spawned due to typhoons. Latest figures are nine confirmed deaths and 22 missing. The level five warning was also issued for Ibaraki, Tochigi, Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures. A selection of articles from The Japan News and The Yomiuri Shimbun is now available to read on inkl, which hosts titles from about 20 countries. Honestly I didn’t even really notice anything in my area, Itabashi-Ku. Very heavy rain throughout yesterday, Karuizawa got over 310mm! Due to a recent rise in infection numbers, especially around Sapporo, Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya, the local governments of some badly affected areas have again started to ask residents to avoid unnecessary outings and to request alcohol-serving establishments to close early. See each page for more details. Most events and festivals nationwide have been cancelled or postponed. Features and analysis. Is this what the new Minister of Environment meant by "cute and sexy" hmmm... My heart breaks for you from over sea. Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. No toppled trees, no damage to my apartment, nothing. Japan I feel really sorry for those who lost their lives or loved ones, all the people who have been flooded out of their homes. 16 children severely injured and 3 deaths in the stabbing rampage Kawasaki Park Japan May 28, 2019 Today, 28th of May, 2019 another tragedy involving children has occurred in Tama Ward, Kawasaki City, Japan after 16 elementary school children were stabbed and injured in the morning while waiting for their school bus to get them to the Caritas Elementary School(カリタス小学校). Nature's poker face, I'd guess. Fax: +81 3 5561 7756 It may not be 1000 but that’s only because of disaster preparedness and better technology to help stop major incidents from occurring. Only a few remain closed now. When will the people rise up to demand the Abe government to put the Japanese people first! Sad for the folks downstream when the rivers crested. There are three column topics … My thoughts are with the people of Japan today. Doesn't Japan Today know a little more about these deaths? Iwate and Miyagi Prefecture got d… Certainly an experience I wouldn’t like to repeat, and we came out of it more or less unscathed. The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. people be safe. ... said Kyodo news agency. The tornado was part of the overall typhoon. I learned a lot about them last year! Shocking pictures. Stay safe in flooded areas, keep away from steep inclines etc. Yeah, as if nothing has happened. A few sightseeing spots are still affected. And the winner of the most pointless public statement by a rich man who has never spent a moment in danger his whole life goes to... Apart from the sad cost to life, another cost has yet to be reckoned - namely that upon Japan's ability to produce food to feed the Nation. A minute-by-minute look at the quake that devastated Japan. Most tourist attractions in Japan were closed in April and May; however since late May, a large number of them have reopened. No matter what Abe says or does he's criticized here. Although the virus has not spread in Japan at an explosive rate as seen in Europe and North America, the central government declared a state of emergency from April 7 to May 25, requesting people to stay home and certain businesses to close. Let’s see once it’s over what the real death toll is. Is any Japanese media outlet questioning or investigating the Ministry of Construction policy that has led to the damming of every river of any size in the country, and the building of concrete embankments along them, that has undoubtedly contributed to the scale of the flooding in this, and past, disasters? Little damage, and no flooding. Anyway, soon get things cleared up, and running again. About 20,000 disappeared and dead have been confirmed. I express heartful sympathy to everybody who suffered by the typhoon. 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