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At least 52 dead in Japan floods as more troops join rescue

Jul 07, 2020 - 9:58 PM

Authorities warn more rain is expected as rescue operations continue in southwestern Japan

Rain hampers rescue efforts after deadly Japan floods

Jul 06, 2020 - 7:56 PM

(UPDATED) In the worst-affected region of Kumamoto, bad weather is preventing some rescue efforts, local officials say, with at least 13 people still unaccounted for

AFTERMATH. Rescue workers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Tsunagi, Kumamoto prefecture on July 6, 2020. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Dozens dead, missing in Japan as heavy rain causes floods, mudslides

Jul 05, 2020 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) The floods in Kyushu island have destroyed houses, swept away vehicles and caused bridges to collapse, leaving many towns submerged and communities cut off

FLOODS. Residents are evacuated from flood-affected area by rubber boats in Kuma village, Kumamoto prefecture, on July 5, 2020. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japan battles to care for 100,000 evacuees after quake

Apr 18, 2016 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED The disaster prone country s worst humanitarian challenge since 2011 has left 44 dead and more than 1 000 injured

RESCUE EFFORTS. Rescue workers from Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force dig a vehicle out from mud at a landslide site in Minamiaso, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, April 18, 2016. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/AFP

Rescuers race to reach Japan quake victims

Apr 17, 2016 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED At least 41 are confirmed dead with 11 others still missing feared buried in shattered houses or under torrents of mud

SAVED. Rescue workers save a person from a collapsed building in Kumamoto, Japan, on April 16, 2016. Jiji Press/AFP

Japan quake: Filipinos safe, says PH ambassador

Apr 15, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Ambassador Manuel Lopez says a Filipino was trapped under an automobile but has been rescued

KYUSHU QUAKE Residents walk through debris following a magnitude-6.2 earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on April 15, 2016. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Fresh, clean water? Japan has technology that PH can use

May 09, 2014 - 5:43 PM

If the Philippines has dense forests and properly maintained rice paddies then it has the keys for groundwater recharge

SAFE, CLEAN WATER. Inside Kumamoto City's water treatment facility, where scientists use groundwater technology that the Philippines can adopt. Photo by Shaira Panela/Rappler.com

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Apr 15, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Workers cull 112 000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for 3 years

CHICKEN CULLING. A handout photo provided by the Kumamoto Prefectural Government on 13 April 2014 shows chicken to be culled at a farm in Taragi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, 13 April 2014 after bird flu outbreak was detected in the prefecture. Kumamoto Prefectural Government/EPA